Perhaps you are doing just fine managing your pain with medication. But, maybe you need to find something else to control the debilitating nausea that will not adversely interact with your pain meds. It is also possible that the nausea and vomiting are preventing you from taking your much needed pain medication.
Sadly, some pain medication can actually compound the nausea during a migraine attack. Antiemetics that are typically prescribed for combating nausea and vomiting can also have unpleasant side effects such as drowsiness and confusion. Imagine, you could be increasing your own misery and suffering with each additional medication you add to your migraine toolbox!
A headache specialist from Germany believes that he has discovered a drug free migraine therapy to combat the debilitating nausea that comes with migraine attacks. The treatment is the Sea-Band wristband that delivers acupressure to a specific P6 antiemetic spot inside the wrist. According to an article on Medical News Today, the doctor found that 89 percent of a group of 41 subjects with migraine related nausea experienced symptom relief. He said, “acupressure wristbands are drug-free and that is an important advantage in using this therapy for migraine nausea as they have no risks for interaction with migraine drugs or the side effects commonly experienced with antiemetics, such as dizziness or tiredness.”
So for all of you New York and San Antonio migraine sufferers battling the hot weather and headaches, nausea may be more than you care to deal with now. Acupressure wristbands are an alternative you just may want to add to your drug free migraine therapies for nausea, along with some peppermint iced-tea and ginger gum.
Then again, treating the migraine often eliminates nausea symptoms. So if you have chronic migraines it may be worth finding out if you are a candidate for migraine surgery. Check with your physician who may also suggest switching pain medication if you suspect that these drugs may be worsening your nausea.