Monday, June 4, 2012

Migraine Awareness Month Blogging Challenge #4: June Is Bustin' Out All Over!

The best tips I have to offer others for having some summer fun despite Migraines are:

  • Wear dark sunglasses and a hat
  • Stay hydrated - water, water, water
  • Keep snacks on-hand - keep your blood sugar level by snacking throughout the day
  • Stay in the shade as much as possible (and/or spend time in air conditioning)
  • Know your limits and listen to your body - if you start feeling dizzy and/or pain increases, take these signs seriously and immediately take action (remove self from situation, drink water, eat a snack, sit or lie down, etc)
  • Pace yourself and plan rest breaks
  • Always have your medication with you (for pain relief, anti-nausea, etc)
  • Be mindful of the fragrance found in many sunscreen products
  • Be careful not to get overheated, as this can worsen your migraine pain
  • Have a "wing man" that knows about your migraines and can help make sure you drink enough water and will help you get out of a situation that has become "too much" for you
  • Remember that you can enjoy time with friends and family, if you plan ahead and arm yourself with some needed items

This post was written as part of the Migraine Awareness Month Blogging Challenge (MAMBC), which is initiated by and the National Migraine Awareness Month is initiated by the National Headache Foundation (NHF).
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