Holding hands with my support animal and icing with Headache Hat. 2 of my favorite ways to battle Migraine.
This year I am participating in the Miles for Migraine walk. I have done it virtually in the past and will physically be there this year in Cleveland and Cincinnati! While not everyone can participate by being at the race, anyone can donate virtually.
Please consider helping me raising money for improving the lives of migraine patients and their families, raising public awareness about headache disorders, and helping find a cure for migraine.
I’d like to give a SPECIAL THANKS to my favorite Migraine product and friend The Headache Hat.
With all of the products I have reviewed and used, the Headache Hat is by far the best!!! I am not an affiliate of this product yet tell everyone about it! My recommendation is purely for my love of this ice cube head band. I have several in my freezer, both standard and halo. I use one every night and often change it out in the middle of the night requiring more. I am not sure how I ever lived without the Headache Hat! I used to pile on bags of wet ice or lay on stiff ice packs leaving me immobile and uncomfortable. I now can ice and move around my house if needed.
The Headache Hat is so special because:
- The individual ice cubes give an exact pressure point pressure and freeze. It is individualized for each differing Migraine and headache pain.
- It is dry and stays in place. No more waking up soaking wet and laying completely still without movement. I can sleep with it and often make breakfast or lunches while moving around the kitchen. I also wear in in the car!
- It comes in standard and Halo sizes. The Halo size is loved by children for fevers, bumped heads and more.
- It’s not just for Migraine sufferers. I recommend every house having one (or many like me!)
- The creator of the Headache Hat is concerned about making a difference and helping those of us suffering. She is also a headache and Migraine sufferer. She works really hard, while having a family of her own, and is changing the world for sufferers one hat at a time.
- She has recently been seen on Kelly & Ben winning the Good Housekeeping seal contest and HSN selling out!
Not only does she sell an amazing product, advocate and help so many, but she has been so generous in donating to MY MIGRAINE LIFE team for Miles for Migraine.
Thank you HEADACACHE HAT!!! You have changed my life and will continue to change the lives of so many more. Your generosity is more than appreciated! Your hard work and product is felt deeply in my heart and daily on my head!
Want to make a difference? Please donate
Able to walk or run in Cleveland April 21, 2018? Please join my team
This is the face of Migraine. No make up, puffy face, pained. While my children both had the flu and I had a Migraine, this is the way we watched our Disney movies that day.
Here it is, the first giveaway of Migraine and Headache Awareness Month
sponsored by Headache Hat! Although the product was given to me, my opinions are
my own and I have not been influenced by the company.
I’m starting with giving away my favorite natural way to treat my migraines. The Headache hat is now named Headache Halo. Same great product, cute new name!
“The Headache Halo (aka Headache Hat):
This ultimate ice pack for migraines and headaches provides:
– Versatility to move it around wear you want
to wear it!
– Ability to move the small ice packets to hit
your pain points
– Option to freeze or refrigerate
– Fleece cover to control the temperature
– Pressure on the pain points as desired
Enter the rafflecopter link
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This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. By entering, entrants agree to a complete release of Facebook.
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Comment on why you would like to win the Headache Halo
Additional entry: follow @mymigrainelife on twitter.
It will run from 6/7/16 to 6/14/16
Icing and heating are common practices in treating Migraine but what method is best? Well, like everything else, we are all different and I use both at different times for different reasons. When I was pregnant there was not a time in my first trimester that I was not doing one or the other. I wasn’t able to take medication so this gave me relief or at least piece of mind that I was doing something. When push comes to shove, ice is really the best for me when a migraine is escalating or I’m hit with it. When I am at a 10, I don’t just put on ice eyes, I make a complete ice helmet to freeze my brain from screaming. I use two massive ice packs that my husband received from knee surgery, which covers my entire head. I then lay on a large pack to freeze the back of my head and neck. Along with one (sometimes two) eye masks. I cover all of this with a towel then add pillows to give extra pressure. It needs to be part of my treatment. Without it, I am not as successful at fighting my migraine monster.
During the day I mostly heat. This is because it’s freezing where I live and the heat gives me added comfort. I also use it because it allows me to hang it over my shoulders and still be mobile. I cook, drive, and do everything (except go in public, although it would be nice on some days). My neck carries a ton of pain and my muscles are in knots most of the time. I always have neck and shoulder tension which triggers migraines making me tighter thus perpetuating the cycle. Along with this, I have two small children that have me lifting, carrying, bending and over exerting myself a lot. I also had nerve decompression surgery on the back of my head. Although the nerve is decompressed, I still get tremendous pressure and squeezing along the back of my head and neck. So the main point with heat is that I need it to loosen the muscles so I can better stretch them out and release a bit of tightness.
So all in all, ice vs heat isn’t really a battle for me. They are more partners in crime against my head. I guess in my case, I use heat as a preventative and ice as my abortive. Just another natural way to help me. My meds are the only thing that can rescue me, but natural remedies need to be in my bag of tricks! And let’s just say that bag is pretty full.