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How to Ease a Migraine

My migraines started in my early 20’s. They were infrequent at first and I’d only get them every once in a while. When I was about 25, they started to get worse. Much worse. A few times, my head hurt so bad that I thought it was going to explode. I visited the ER a few times to get relief.

Then the migraine auras started to show up. They were so scary! I’d see a half ring of fire in one eye. It was there even when I closed my eyes. It lasted for about 30 to 40 minutes. A horrific migraine would follow it up. I kept track of my headaches back then and I was shocked to see how often I had them. They were debilitating and I could barely move. Besides the pounding head, I also had major nausea.

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My migraines lessened after my daughter was born in 2004. Thankfully, the auras stopping showing up and I got much better at identifying my migraine triggers. Currently, my main migraine trigger is hormones. I always get a migraine either right before or during my cycle every month. Some months are worse than others. Last month was a bad month. I spent half the day in bed trying to sleep it off.

When I have a migraine, I feel like I’m moving in slow motion. I have trouble focusing on my work. I don’t even want to clean my house because moving around hurts too much. I’m not hungry because of the nausea accompanying the migraine.

I only nap when it’s an extremely bad migraine. I hate napping during the day because I have too much to do. I don’t want my life to stop just because I have a headache. I need to get things done and my kids need me.

How to Ease a Migraine

How to Ease a Migraine

Lately, I’ve been doing a few things to help ease the pain and allow me to function when a migraine strikes.

1. Drink an extra cup of coffee. I’m a regular coffee drinker and if I miss my cup, I will get a migraine. Sometimes that alone can do the trick.

2. Put a cold pack on my forehead. My migraines radiate from the back of neck to over one (or both) eyebrows. A cold pack soothes the pain.

3. Apply Stopain Migraine to the back of my neck and behind my ears. I recently started using this fast-acting, topical pain relieving gel to help relieve my migraine pain. It’s been extremely helpful!

How to Ease a Migraine

Stopain Migraine is applied topically and can be used on its own or in conjunction with other migraine medications. It doesn’t contain any aspirin, acetaminophen or caffeine and there are no known drug interactions. It can be applied at any stage of your migraine and you can feel the cool relief beginning to work right away. You can apply it up to four times a day as needed.

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It’s easy to use. Just a quick pump at any angle with the product’s airless pump technology that ensures precision dosing each time. It’s only applied at the back of the neck – behind each ear. This location is where many migraines originate. Watch this short video to see how to apply Stopain Migraine.

I didn’t know that migraines originate behind the ear, but after learning that, it makes sense to me. Mine always start in that same area.

I’ve used Stopain Migraine on all my migraines for the past month. For a horrific, throbbing, can’t-do-anything migraine, it eased my pain enough for me to fall asleep. I woke up feeling 100x better. For my regular monthly migraines around my cycle, it reduced my pain enough that I was able to still work and carry on my daily activities like normal. When I felt the pain coming back, I’d apply more. I haven’t needed to use it more than twice per migraine which is great!

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This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation that contains affiliate links. I received a package of Stopain Migraine for my own personal use. All opinions, text and experiences are my own.

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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