posted on May, 9 2006 @ 08:15 AM
I suffer from migraines, so I totally relate to your wife's pain. There are days that I can't leave my bed, but over time I have learned how to
better deal with them and in a way prevent them. For example direct sunlight can trigger my migraines, so I wear sunglasses everytime I leave the
house. I also pay attention to what I eat when I have one, less caffiene, less sodium, fresh fruits help me feel better, for some reason (nothing
scientific) I think strawberries, mangoes, watermelon and canteloupe helps the best. Doing physical and mental yoga sometimes help, if the migraine
isn't full blown and doesnt require too many positions, if I already have a full blown migraine, I usually don't have the equilibrium to even stand
up. Of course there are medications she can take, however I have experience very adverse affects with prescription drugs and stick to rotating
between OTC stuff like Excedrin, Tylenol and Advil. Aromatheraphy also helps, mint scents help me. Beyond all the little tips though, she may want to
examine her daily life and see what could be her trigger, there maybe some sort of stress from her job or daily chores, which if altered can help.
good luck to her and reading and learning as much as you and she can is the best you can do at this time. There are many many websites out there with
different tips, she just needs to see what works best for her.