The prompt for today, day 4 of National Migraine Awareness Month is:
Migraine Awareness Month #4: "June Is Bustin' Out All Over!"
What's the best tip you can offer others for having some summer fun despite Migraines?
My tip is really a two-parter: Be aware of heat and the sun, and stay well hydrated.
High temperatures and getting overheated can be a very strong Migraine trigger as can dehydration, and the two of them can go hand-in-hand. Obviously, being in the hot sun can be problematic, but high temperatures can cause problems even when we stay in the shade, especially when the humidity is high. So use light colored and lightweight clothing to protect yourself from the sun, including hats, but don't stay out too long in high temperatures. And, don't forget to protect your eyes.
Dehydration, even mild dehydration, can actually be dangerous in addition to being a Migraine trigger. Be sure to stay well hydrated at all times. You can find more information on this in An Avoidable Migraine Trigger - Dehydration.
Be safe, be comfortable, avoid as many Migraines as possible, and have fun!
National Migraine Awareness Month is initiated by the National Headache Foundation. The Blogger’s Challenge is initiated by www.FightingHeadacheDisorders.com.
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© Teri Robert, 2012
Last updated April 23, 2012.