Oh no, here it comes. I must figure out the causes of migraine headaches so they stop disrupting my life! Have you ever thought like this? My head is pounding; I feel pressure, facial pain, neck pain, and dizziness. Is there a dark room where I can lie down? Oh no, the dog is barking, and it is so loud. I feel impatient all of a sudden. Why am I sweating? Goodness, now my stomach hurts too. Welcome to your next migraine headache.
I have lived in Atlanta Ga for over twenty years and, for some reason, have had more migraine headaches here than before when I live in the northeast. I had to learn that there are many causes of migraine headaches, which can be different for each client. One of the causes of migraine headaches for me is dry air or being too hot. Please don’t laugh, but I keep the temperature around 70 yearly at my home. And when I visit my aging parents, I leave their house feeling bad. The only reason is their thermostat. They keep it at 76. The higher the temperature, the dryer the air and the dryer my sinuses get.
When my parents visit my home, we have to trick them nicely. I keep the thermostat at 73, but in the master where I sleep, the ceiling fan is spinning fast, and the window is open at night.
When I would visit my parents in the winter during my menopause years, it was rough at times. Dad would set the thermostat to 76 or 78. I would feel the heat and the hot flashes rising. Gulp. When I knew they had both gone to sleep, I would open the window in the guest room just a crack to let some cold air in and turn on the ceiling fan. Phew, I could breathe again. And, of course, I had to close the window quickly once I woke up, or dad would not be happy.
For many women going through the change, we have to ensure our hormone levels are at optimal levels, or one of the causes of migraine headaches for us would be a hormone deficiency. I started using hormone therapy (bio-identical, of course) when I was 40. Some women start having symptoms of hormone changes when they are near 50, but many start young.
Lastly, one thing mom and dad love to do is feed their kids, even though this kid is 59 years old. Their favorite bedtime food is ice cream, and dairy is one of my food intolerances. Yes, the ice cream would cool me off, but I was taking a chance of migraines by eating the dairy. I have a food intolerance, and if I eat them, I usually feel a headache.
Hint: One of the first things I do when I get a migraine headache is cool off somewhere. Peppermint oil is the best essential oil to help with headaches. I tend to rub it under my nose and chest (just a dab) and breathe it in.
Please make an appointment if you are dealing with migraine headaches and live in the Atlanta Ga area. I will show you the causes of migraine headaches for you and help you eliminate them from your life. And if you do not live nearby, make a virtual appt.
Hey! I’m Alane Stieglitz-Wincek. I grew up on sugar and plenty of junk food and had no clue how my diet effected my health.
I changed my life and have worked as a holistic nutritionist and naturopath, for over the last 30 years. I help people get healthy, fit and lean, find hormone happiness and recover from all sorts health challenges.
Obsessed With: my family, my dog, my clients, loving life, and living it to the fullest!