We believe no one would say that 2020 has been kind and sweet to us.
The year is testing the world’s patience and endurance in a way no one ever imagined. Year’s biggest concern, the COVID-19 pandemic, is causing a lot of problems. From the hiking death toll to job loss, there’s so much that’s hurting our peace and making our brain think & overthink endlessly.
We want to emphasize here about ourselves as we are here to back you up in this troublesome time. We are putting our best to extend our support to those who need us through our helpline 239.293.8676. You can feel free to ask your queries or consult us regarding your issues.
Our concern is greater for the people who are fretting about coronavirus, those who are asked to stay at home and avoid public places, and lastly those who have self-isolated and are dealing with a migraine. To help you all navigate, we have curated this post. Read on and know how people with migraine can survive these uncertain times.
The first thing that might come to your mind is whether you have enough medication to sustain in this particular period or what if your appointment gets cancelled. The health care professionals including GPs and pharmacists are putting their best efforts to reach people in need and allow them required medication in time. If you cannot step out of your place, you can visit your local pharmacy website and order the medication you need.
Now, of late there has been a topsy-turvy debate regarding the use of Ibuprofen and certain other medications in coronavirus. So, it is advisable to not self medicate in this crucial time and if in case of doubt, it is best to contact a specialist.
Coronavirus and Chronic Migraine
For a lot of people, migraine is triggered by stress and anxiety. Looking at the current scenario, there are adequate triggers around you to get yourself into the migraine zone especially if you are anxious about yourself and your loved ones.
To avoid migraine, you need to manage your stress and anxiety as best as possible. How do you usually deal with stress? If you have any tools or techniques that help you in coping up with stress, it is advisable to carry on with these. Furthermore, you can include certain relaxation techniques including breathing exercises or yoga, creative activities including colouring, drawing, or painting, getting some fresh air, and exercise (if that’s in your living room).
Aside from this, you can also try some distraction techniques including games, watching your favourite TV programme, reading, or self-help techniques such as mindfulness. It is likely that social media might cross your mind but as long as social media is helping you feel less isolated, it is good. But, it is important to recognize if it is not affecting your stress negatively. If you wish to give social media a chance, try and utilize it in a positive way. For instance, following positive or motivational accounts that can help you in dealing with stress.
Your job is to do all those things that make you feel better about yourself.
Why Not Try a Routine?
Many people coping up with migraine find routine helping them in managing their migraine. However, in recent times when the government is passing new rules every other day, it is difficult to maintain a routine. But, you can still try as much as possible. For instance, if you are working from home, try to maintain your lunch breaks and working hours the same and also, a routine to leave your desk once in a while. This includes putting your laptop to rest and wearing a different set of clothes just to feel good.
Are You Getting Enough Sleep?
It is important to have a good baby sleep. Sometimes you might find it difficult to doze off because of the anxiety or changed routine. Nevertheless, try to maintain a sleep routine to manage your stress effectively. If you were unable to sleep at night, still try and wake up at the exact time to get along with your day. In case you are working from home, try to keep your ‘working’ and ‘sleeping’ environment different.
Are You Eating Well?
A healthy diet and eating regularly is important for people dealing with a migraine. In the current situation, you may be worried and food is the last thing you want to focus on. But, it is better to plan ahead and stock your home with enough food supplies especially if you are self-isolated. If you have friends nearby, you can ask them to drop essential food items at your place or you can look for food delivery options for the same.
The point is to eat well to maintain your health.
What About Social Contact?
Yes, that is one prime issue. People with migraine often come across feeling lonely especially when they are self-isolated. However, it is important to stay in touch with your friends and family through telephone calls, social media, or video calls. It is important to talk to your close ones and let them know how you are feeling. In this way, you will feel good after venting out and they can help you in feeling better.
People with migraine might be concerned about whether they are at increased risk of getting infected by a coronavirus. To tell you the facts, there hasn’t been any research on coronavirus and migraine or how these two are interconnected. However, the government has put up guidelines for a group of people that might be at greater risk of developing this illness. It is important to follow these guidelines carefully and restrict yourself from getting infected.
We Are Here
We at Lifestyle Healing Institute are always here to answer your queries regarding coronavirus and migraine. Reach to us if you are concerned about migraine and the current situation. You can visit us here and call us anytime and we assure you to resolve your issues. Stay safe!