If you’ve ever had one, then you know they suck. Throbbing pain, head pressure, upset stomach, stabbing discomfort… generally debilitating.
I had one yesterday. I had the dubious luck to get the blinding peripheral vision auras first and knew what was coming. I got myself some aspirin first, started drinking water, caffeine, and eating chocolate. Second, I hurried home from work and grabbed my sexy flashes salve.
This was my first true experiment. I did have a friend tell me that it helped her and while her headache wasn’t removed (because honestly, not even modern medicine has that figured out) the symptoms were significantly improved.
I knew I needed to cool down. I threw my work clothes off, cracked a couple of windows and laid down with my eyes shut, but not too tight because it pulls and makes my skull want to burst.
The lid slid off and I rubbed it along my temples, and forehead. It was smooth and didn’t pull, so step one of the encounter was complete. I rubbed fairly firmly along my temple and up into my hair and then above my eyebrows. I continued down along the sides and bridge of my nose, careful to avoid my eyes; essential oils will cause a burning sensation.
The relief wasn’t instantaneous, but the combination of ibuprofen and salve got rid of the throbbing in my temples and behind my eyes. I was glad that it worked…
I applied it a few more times since I enjoyed the experience of massaging my aching skull and my symptoms were gone through the night.
This morning when I woke, I could feel it hanging around, lurking. I gulped down some more ibuprofen and packed both hot and cold salves for work.
At work, I felt the pain coming, but I was cold sweating a little. My hands, feet, and nose felt chilly. I did the same massage techniques and it felt very nice. The scent of the salve was also very nice and relaxing.
If anybody has had a similar experience or needs guidance on which salve is greatest, or simply wants to tell me how much migraines suck… Speak To Me. I want to hear your own voice. I am not a doctor, not claim to have a cure… rather simply stating what has worked for me.