Migraines at Home & Migraines at Work
Migraine sufferers: Your life isn’t about migraines
But their toll on your life can be very real.1,2
Some migraine sufferers decline work opportunities rather than face increased stress, a major migraine trigger. To cope with migraines, others avoid outdoor activities, fearing a sudden change in the weather may trigger an attack. Avoid your personal migraine triggers.1
A few simple lifestyle changes may help migraine sufferers
Making a few changes to your daily habits may help reduce the number of migraine attacks.3
Migraines at home
- Get up and go to bed at the same time every day
- Eat healthy foods; don’t skip meals
- Engage in regular physical activity
- Limit alcoholic intake
- Learn new techniques to reduce or cope with stress3
Migraines at work
- Learn and apply stress management techniques
- Make your workplace comfortable
- Keep migraine medications within reach
- Practice neck stretches at your desk
- Keep earplugs at your desk to reduce unnecessary noise
- When possible, complete work from home2
1. National Headache Foundation. Migraine Prevention Summit Proceedings. Available at: http://www.headaches.org/pdf/Monograph12.pdf. Last accessed July 2011.
2. National Pain Foundation. Migraine in the Workplace. Available at: http://www.nationalpainfoundation.org/articles/694/migraine-in-the-workplace. Last accessed July 2011.
3. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Migraine Fact Sheet. How are migraines treated? Available at: http://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/migraine.cfmLast accessed July 2011.