Many people know what it is like to have a throbbing headache that causes you to curl up in a ball and never leave your bed.
But many will not know what it is like to suffer from migraines – and no, it is not “just a headache”.
According to Hopkins Medicine, “Migraine is a common clinical problem characterized by episodic attacks of headache and associated symptoms such as nausea, light, sound, or head movements.
“It is widely viewed as a headache problem, but it has been shown in recent years that many patients experience migraine symptoms that do not have severe headache as the dominant symptom. These patients may complain primarily of dizziness or ear pain, full ear or head, sinus pressure, and even fluctuating hearing loss. “
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It is not yet known what the cause is, but the NHS condition that triggers it may be stress, starting your period, being tired, or consuming certain foods or drinks.
The common health condition is said to affect about one in five women and about one in 15 men, with symptoms usually onset in early adulthood.
With much suffering and unable to find an adequate form of pain relief, a woman was now hailed as a genius for sharing her tip.
Kaz Meakin went to Facebook to share her hack and revealed that a simple hook (yes, how you use it on your clothes) can help relieve migraine symptoms – and it’s all up to your pressure points.
The post read: “Anyone who ever told me this idea for migraines, thank you. My head killed me in the last week and I got a hook in the car … yeah, it might look stupid, but it damn well works . “
She later edited the post after it went viral, adding, “A big thank you. I can’t believe how many shares this post had. My inbox is unreal. These are some of the things people have asked. Yeah, it’s just a regular clothespin. If it doesn’t work the first time, try moving them to find your pressure point. Do not give up. Yes, I have really bad migraines, so spending days in bed with them really helped me. “
One replied to the post: “Really the best and most magical tip”
Another added, “I’m going to carry a hook around with me now. Genius.”
A third tagged his Facebook friend and commented, “I know it looks stupid, but worth a try if you’re still having problems.”
The post received 39,000 reactions and nearly five thousand comments, which despite being published in 2019 are still active – the majority of them were people who flagged migraines less than 24 hours ago.
Have you tried that Did it work? Maybe you have your own hack to control your symptoms – let us know in the comments.