If you’d seen this trick posted before and wondered if it would work, let me tell you – it does! Yesterday morning I woke up with auras in my vision. At first I thought it was just my contacts readjusting and tried to give it awhile and just get ready. As we were about to head out the door I realized that they’d gotten a LOT worse, and not better like I would have expected. I finally recognized that I had the beginnings of a migraine. I’ve never actually had a migraine before but my mom has had them for years and so I knew the warning signs. I took some headache medicine and hoped I could ward it off as I was supposed to be helping teach Sunday School for my 4 year old’s class in about an hour (not an ideal environment for a headache).
I got to church and the light was hurting my eyes, my head was pounding and my stomach hurt. The auras were worse and I just felt terrible. I ducked into a dark classroom during sacrament meeting hoping the medicine would kick in. I sat there alone in the quiet in the dark as it slowly got worse – I was wearing my sunglasses in a room that was almost completely dark with the exception of a small window in the door, and the glare from my cell phone screen. It was pretty bad. After a half hour I gave up and finally texted my husband to take me home.
I remembered seeing this trick for headaches and looked up the picture to make sure I did it right. The text I’d seen with the picture recommends frozen peas at the base of your skull with your hands sumberged in warm water. I did exactly what it shows in the picture and started to have some relief, but I wasn’t comfortable in that position. Really I wanted to try and sleep but obviously balancing on my bathroom counter wasn’t a great place to fall asleep. I decided since the principle was making your neck cold and feet warm I had Eric heat up our rice bag for my toes. Then I laid on our bed with the peas under my neck and rice bag on my feet. Thanks to our blackout curtains I was able to take a nap in the darkness with my extremities at different temperatures very comfortably. Two hours later I woke up feeling almost completely better. I’m guessing the medicine helped too, but it hadn’t done anything for me until I had the ice pack and rice bag, and there was relief within minutes once I tried it. That simple solution was nothing short of a miracle cure for me.
Anyways, I’ve tried a lot of different things from Pinterest and I’m always skeptical about how well they will work so I wanted to give this one my personal stamp of approval. I highly recommend it for anyone who struggles with headaches. Three cheers for Pinterest!