As a migraine comes and before it leaves, you have begun to doubt if your head will split into halves. Knocking your skull with a hammer should feel similar too. The main symptoms that announce a migraine are headaches, nausea, and vomiting. While some leave you in 4 hours, some other migraines can take as long as three days. Women, particularly during their menstrual periods become victims to migraines than anyone else. This condition can run in families and start showing up after puberty. Some foods like citrus, cheese, red wine and fried food can kick start a migraine. Other factors in line are exposure to bright lights, loud noises, stress and hormonal changes.
1) Intense, throbbing headache on either or both sides of the head
2) Nausea or vomiting
3) Sensitivity and irritation to bright light and noises.
4) Visual hindrances
As instructed by a medical herbalist, Feverfew Rosemary, the following herbal cures could relieve you from the onset of migraines.
1) Infuse 1g of Cinnamon bark in a cup of boiling water for 10 minutes. Drink two cups a day.
2) Put one spoon of dried peppermint leaves in 150 ml of boiling water. Infuse for about 15 mins. Drink a cup after every meal.
If you are trying to bring down your migraine with intake of painkillers, then you better do it right after the onset of a migraine. The more you delay, the more it intensifies. Once a migraine has seated itself comfortably on your head, it shall easily ward off any analgesics.
If you are frequently attacked by migraines, say more than thrice in a month, then you need to run to your doctor. If you are on a balanced diet with just the right amount of every nutrient, the migraine will probably stay off you. Regular exercise also helps.