Care recipient (cr) deals with migraine headaches a lot

Try: Suggest that cr try stretching and strengthening exercises also exercise such as swimming in warm water can help loosen the muscles that cause headaches ask cr to lie down in a dark and quiet place; sleep can relieve a headache try using heat or ice packs encourage cr to avoid bright sunlight; especially going from a dark building into bright sunlight may need to wear very dark sunglasses encourage cr to avoid alcohol encourage cr to avoid foods that trigger headaches these include cold foods aged hard cheeses or chocolate help cr manage stress for example suggest that cr take breaks during activities practice deep breathing exercises exercise and have some fun suggest that cr keep track of headaches in a journal note the time of day the activity and intensity of the pain remind cr to bring this

Materials: Heating pad ice pack paper and pen very dark sunglasses

Categories: Sage, Topic, Emotional Psychological, Medical Physical

Information: With him her to medical appointments suggest that cr take medications at the same time every day

References: traumatic brain injury a guide for caregivers of service members and veterans – module 2 by the office of the u s surgeon general no date available at www traumaticbraininjuryatoz org

Keywords: Headaches migraines stress

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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