The Migraineur Misfits today are talking about alternative, non-drug migraine remedies. I started to comment there on their Facebook page, but as is often the case with me, the comment was becoming too long and I felt it deserved its own blog post.
I wanted to share a peculiar (quirky?) remedy about which I’d recently heard. Someone told me that Sonic Slushes help their migraines. I was shocked as well as intrigued, because I’ve always begrudgingly avoided them if I had even a slight bit of migraine. They often give me brain freeze on non-migraine, “normal” days and I usually avoid fruit and sugar during migraines.
So between the brain-freeze-giving coldness, the fruit, and the sugar, I always figured they were a no-go during any stage of active migraine. However, after being told that they help someone else, I got to thinking about it.
And it does seem to make sense. For relief from migraine, I try to warm up my hands and feet and I put an icepack on my head. Chill all that excess of blood out of my head, right? So then, wouldn’t a Slush take this concept even a few steps further? Get that coldness directly inside my head. Thinking of it in that way really does pique my interest.