Search
  • jennifer green

IT'S NOT JUST A HEADACHE! OR IS IT?

Updated: Nov 15, 2021

Are Migraines just a bad headache? Survey says.................



Welcome Back Warriors to Migraines and Margaritas!

where we discuss pain prevention tips and other valuable information while sharing a delicious Margarita recipe with every post.


Today's Margarita is the Blackberry Jalepeno Margarita.........Spicy! ( in my best Jim Carrey voice)


Recipe by Pam Greer

Serves 1

INGREDIENTS:

4 Blackberries

1 Jalepeno pepper

1 oz. Lime juice freshly squeezed

1/4 oz Simple syrup

1 oz Cointreau

2 oz Tequila

salt

DIRECTIONS:

Pour the simple syrup into a cocktail shaker.  Add the blueberries and a slice or two of jalapeño pepper

Pour the tequila, orange liqueur and lime juice into the cocktail shaker.  Top with ice and shake vigorously for 30 seconds to chill and properly dilute the cocktail. 

Run the spent edges of your lime around the rim of your glass and dip in salt.

Add ice and pour.

ENJOY!




WHAT IS A MIGRAINE?

Migraines are a neurological disease that involves chemical changes and narrowing of blood vessels, not just a headache. Migraines can have extremely debilitating neurological symptoms.


Changes in brain activity affect blood in the brain and surrounding tissues causing symptoms of a migraine, and headache is actually one of those symptoms.

However, not all migraines are accompanied with a headache.


So while you may have the worst headache of your life during a Migraine, a bad headache is not all that a Migraine consists of.



IS MIGRAINE JUST A BAD HEADACHE? THE ANSWER IS NO, HOWEVER............

That is not because of the common consensus that migraine headaches are a lot more severe, it is because migraines involve more than just the headache portion of this disease.


Headaches are only one symptom of migraines and they can range in severity and length. A Headache that is not a migraine can be just as painful and sometimes more painful. So be nice to our headache friends. They can suffer just as much pain as a migraineur.


When compared with tension or other headache types, migraine headache pain can be moderate to severe. Some people may experience headache pain so severe that they end up seeking care in an emergency room.

Migraine headaches will typically affect only one side of the head. However, it is possible to have a migraine headache that affects both sides of the head. A migraine headache can cause intense pain that will make performing daily tasks very difficult.


In addition to severe head pain, migraine sufferers may experience some or all of the following symptoms:



OK SO THAT'S NICE, BUT HOW DO I KNOW IF I'M HAVING A MIGRAINE OR ONLY HEADACHE?


When there is pressure or pain in your head, it can be difficult to tell whether you are experiencing a typical headache or a migraine. Knowing the difference will help you identify the proper treatment therefore receiving faster relief. So, how can you tell the difference between a common headache and a migraine?


Headaches are a pain in your head that can cause pressure and aching. The pain can range from mild to severe, and they usually occur on both sides of your head. Some specific areas where headaches can occur include the forehead, temples, and back of the neck.


Migraine headaches will typically affect only one side of the head. However, it is possible to have a migraine headache that affects both sides of the head.

Migraine headaches, unlike other headaches will be accompanied with all or some of the other symptoms mentioned earlier such as vomiting, nausea, aura, sensitivity to light, sound, or smells.


When in doubt, this chart by Healthline may help



IT'S JUST A PHASE


There are four different phases of a migraine attack, although not everybody experiences every phase.


Prodrome phase: Pre- headache. No pain and occurs hours or days before the migraine headache. But there are other symptoms such as mood swings, food cravings, yawning, fatigue, and stiffness of the neck. So pretty much like every other day ha ha


Aura phase: Sensory disturbance. Examples of aura include blurred vision, numbness in the arm, and slurred or jumbled speech.


Headache phase: The obvious phase. When the pain hits.


Postdromal phase: The final phase when the pain finally goes away and some people may feel exhausted, have memory problems, be confused, or generally unwell during this phase.


HELP ME! MY HEAD FEELS LIKE IT'S GOING TO EXPLODE!


Understanding the type of headache pain you have is one of the first steps to figuring out the root cause and working toward prevention. If you don't have a migraine, taking triptans such as Maxalt or Imitrex won't do anything but waste your stash and money. Triptans are designed to work with the blood flow constriction and dilation in the head which happens during a migraine. In fact, Triptans can be dangerous and not so great for your body, so make sure you are only taking these when it is truly a migraine.


Ibprofun or muscle relaxers are probably better suited if what you have is a tension headache. The majority of headaches that most people have are in fact tension headaches.

But these are abortive options, medicine that we keep on hand after a migraine or headache hits, and absolutely necessary of course.


But why wait until you are already in pain? Prevention is the name of the game. Stop migraines and headaches before they even happen. Lifestyle changes, identifying food triggers, managing stress, meditation, hydration, sleep, you have heard it all. And it's true! All of this is important and it can also feel like a full time job preventing migraines.


Now here comes the shameless plug because there is no shame in my game


Look, I'm going to tell you like it is, you NEED Headzen in your life! It is the most powerful migraine and headache supplement I have ever tried or come across. And the best part is it is natural and an all in one system so you get what you need in one product. Taking Headzen daily helps get to the root cause and STOP MIGRAINES AND HEADACHES BEFORE THEY HAPPEN.


You need a full migraine toolkit to live your best life and that includes preventative tools such as stress management and exercise, abortive medicine for the just in case, and most importantly your don't rain on my parade supplements.

My migraines were reduced by 96% with Headzen. No kidding! I went from 25 migraine days per month, chronic migraines and headaches for 35 years to going over a year without a migraine and now maybe one mild headache per month. If you are currently using Headzen, you know! It is a true life saver. Stop wasting money on prescriptions that rarely work anyway and treat your body right. You DESERVE to enjoy life without migraines getting in the way.




Headzen works to Improve cerebral relaxation and blood flow, decreasing the severity of pain level.

Decreases neuroinflammation to reduce vasospasms and relieve pain.

Reduces frequency of migraines by improving brain mitochondrial function. And targets common nutrient deficiencies among migraine patients that have been known to trigger attacks.


What are you waiting for? Headzen is the only system of its kind. Developed by a migraine warrior for warriors.

It's time you took your life back!


WHAT ARE THE FACTS JACK


Fact #1 migraines suck

  • Medication overuse is the most common reason why episodic migraine turns chronic.

  • Migraine is the 6th most disabling illness in the world.

  • Every 10 seconds, someone in the U.S. goes to the emergency room complaining of head pain, and approximately 1.2 million visits are for acute migraine attacks.

  • While most sufferers experience attacks once or twice a month, more than 4 million people have chronic daily migraine, with at least 15 migraine days per month.

  • More than 90% of sufferers are unable to work or function normally during their migraine

  • More than 4 million adults experience chronic daily migraine – with at least 15 migraine days per month.

  • Migraine affects about 28 million women in the U.S.

  • 85% of chronic migraine sufferers are women.

  • In 15-20% of attacks, other neurological symptoms occur before the actual head pain.

  • Attacks usually last between 4 and 72 hours.

I hope this helped answer the age old question while quenching your thirst with a sexy spicy margarita. Have a fantastic day warriors!

Cheers to more migraine free days


xoxo

Jen at Headzen



 

Healthline

Migraine Research Foundation

John Hopkins

@healing_photographer


35 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All