Headache Hacks: 8 Ways to Get Rid of a Migraine

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* Products that shorten or banish the pain of a migraine
* Therapies that run the gamut from icing to vitamins
* Natural and non-ingestive options included

More than your garden-variety headache, a migraine is a head pain that often comes with intense, debilitating symptoms ranging from nausea, vomiting and intense sensitivity to light and sound. Since their cause often remains mystery for many sufferers, what’s left to focus on are products that help to cope and hopefully shorten or banish pain all together.
Here, our 8 hacks to get rid of a migraine, from products you don’t have to ingest to tried-and-true solutions.

1. IMAK Compression Pain Relief Mask and Eye Pillow

Weighty enough to act as a compress and opaque enough to seriously black out light, strap on this ultra soft eye mask when you head starts throbbing.

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2. Migrastil Migraine Headache Stick Roll-on Relief

Add a holistic facet to your migraine care with an all-natural vial of essential oils. Soothing peppermint, spearmint and lavender can be rolled on the temples mess-free thank to the roller-ball applicator.

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3. Advil Migraine

Sometimes the most effective cures are right in your medicine cabinet, like tried and true Advil. What does make this strain of Advil different is its strength: It’s double the active ibuprofen as standard Advil.

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4. Sinol Headache Relief Spray

This all-natural product uses the pepper plant infused in a nasal spray to relieve headache, sinus and allergy congestion. Don’t panic if you feel a burning sensation – that’s actually supposed to happen. It’ll subside quickly, similar to the feeling of eating spicy foods.

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5. Tiny Footprint Coffee Organic Cold Press Elixir

Coffee lovers can indulge in case of migraine: Caffeine has been shown to relieve intense headaches for many people. Though on the other side of that coin, some people  caffeine to be a trigger of their migraines.

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6. Core Headache Ice Pillow

If cold therapy has worked to relieve your migraines in the past, then it could be time to invest in this ice pillow. Designed to comfortably fit around your neck, shoulders, or temples, it comes with a removable ice pack that can be used again and again.

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7. Headache Hammock

Designed to relieve your head’s weight from your neck and shoulders, lying on this head support will make you feel like you’re living that exact figure of speech.

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8. Migraine Stop Natural Migraine Relief Supplement

Magnesium and vitamins b6 and zinc come together in just the right ratios to cross the blood-brain barrier and enter the soft muscle fiber.

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