March 21, 2022

Podcast Episode #41- Migraine Relief

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Episode 41: Show Notes

As anyone who has experienced a migraine will tell you: it’s not just a headache! Unlike the common headache, migraines are actually the result of an underlying neurological disorder that more than 29 million Americans suffer from, with symptoms including nausea, increased sensitivity to light, dizziness, and extreme fatigue. So, how do migraine sufferers find relief from this debilitating disease? In today’s episode, we cover different treatment options that might offer relief from migraines, from over-the-counter medication to avoiding certain environmental triggers, and we touch on the benefits of tracking your cycle, staying hydrated, and getting enough sleep, as well as eliminating eye strain and having a consistent exercise routine, plus so much more! If you’re looking for some practical tips for migraine relief, make sure not to miss today’s episode with Kelly and Megan!

Read The Full Article Here:

How To Prevent Migraines: Advice From Chronic Migraine Sufferers

Key Points From This Episode:

  • The difference between a headache and a migraine, which is a neurological disorder.

  • Common foods and environmental conditions that can trigger migraines.

  • What we’ve found helpful to relieve headaches, including CBD oil and acupressure therapy.

  • Why you should seek professional advice if you are suffering from chronic headaches.

  • The value of keeping a ‘migraine diary’ where you record your specific triggers.

  • Why we recommend tracking your cycle and any fluctuations in your hormones.

  • Understanding why proper hydration is key.

  • We reflect on how the younger generation is much more aware of staying hydrated.

  • How an elimination diet can help you determine which foods trigger your migraines.

  • The app Kelly uses to track her vitamin and nutrient intake.

  • Learn more about the relationship between sleep and migraines.

  • Methods you can use to help you stay hydrated if you don’t like the taste of water.

  • Eliminating eye strain and excessive blue light, which are common migraine triggers.

  • How an ice pack on the back of your neck can help when you feel a migraine coming on.

  • The benefits of consistent exercise, including to help reduce stress.

  • Megan emphasizes the importance of taking a break and looking after your mental health.

  • Why we generally advocate for preventative measures over medication.

  • The importance of having a good relationship with your doctor; you need to feel heard!


“I would caution anyone who’s having a symptom that is unusual for you, whether it’s headaches, or digestive issues, or sleep issues, go see your doctor, because catching things early is the key to most major health issues.” — Kelly Castillo [0:12:10]

“There’s a lot of things that we chalk up to, ‘There’s nothing I can do about it,’ when, if you would just be an adult about it and do things that might not sound as fun, it’s going to help you tomorrow.” — Megan Block [0:27:00]

“Even if you’ve never needed glasses in your life, go to an optometrist. It might be time for reading glasses. That could eliminate the eye strain that’s triggering [your migraines].” — Kelly Castillo [0:31:52]

“Sometimes, you have to take a break and understand that you need to recalibrate a little bit. Sometimes, we know and yet, we still push forward. We ignore it and push forward, and then, those migraines get worse, because we’re still trying to burn the candle at both ends.” — Megan Block [0:42:34]

“If you feel dismissed [by] your doctor, and you’re not getting the attention or the time or the response you want, get a new doctor. I can’t tell you how important that is, because we know our bodies. We know when something is not right. We need to feel like we’re being heard.” — Kelly Castillo [0:48:52]

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

‘How To Prevent Migraines: Advice From Chronic Migraine Sufferers’



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