Cluster headaches are nasty and nobody gets them on purpose. Even then, you would be surprised to hear how common this condition is among today’s population. A whole heap of wrong lifestyle choices combined with external circumstances has made this crippling condition a very big problem today. While completely curing these might turn out to be a bit of a long road, many people who master the art of managing their pain and controlling their flair-ups continue to live their lives normally and happily. Here are some great ways to help you with you cluster headache pain management.
Understanding what triggers you
Every patient has a different set of triggers and the first step to pain management and control, is for you to find out what triggers you headaches. It could be anything from smell or a noise to even something that you see or hear. Maintain a journal and write down the triggers that you experience through sensory means and try to avoid them as much as possible. This way you can also add to it if new triggers come along and avoid them. Next avoid unhealthy habits like smoking, drinking alcohol and not getting enough sleep. Before you turn to natural remedies for migraines, try to control the amount of stress on a daily basis and see if that helps.
Turning to things that instill positivity
Positive vibes are really great, for anything, any day. It really grounds you and puts your mind at peace which in turn soothes your body and all the chemical reactions shooting inside it. One great way to do this is to try out some physiotherapy classes, work out sessions like yoga or even dancing that can really help you relax, let go and smile a little more each day. It can greatly help you overcome the pain and the symptoms as well.
Get help from a community
Unlike in the pat chronic conditions now have many varieties of support groups, forums and communities that are looking out for those in need of support and understanding. If you have been diagnosed with chronic cluster headaches, chances are that your doctor will direct you to a suitable support group and you must tae advantage of this. These are people who go through what you experience and they will make you feel validated even when you feel like your condition is making you a burden for your family. Sometimes strangers that become friends can really help alleviate both physical and mental pain. Try out these few tips to see if it helps you control your cluster headaches more and regain control of your life.