Cool It Down
Put an ice pack on your forehead, scalp, or neck to get pain relief. Experts aren’t sure exactly why it works, but reducing the flow of blood might be part of it. You can also try a frozen gel pack or a wash cloth that’s been rinsed in cold water.
You don’t need a prescription to get painkillers like acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or naproxen. You can also buy migraine remedies that have a combination of pain relievers.
It’s an ingredient in coffee and some other foods and drinks, and it may give you some mild relief. It could also help your body absorb some migraine drugs faster. But go easy. You can get dependent on your caffeine jolt, which can lead to withdrawal symptoms like fatigue and more headaches.
A Dark, Quiet Room
Bright light and loud noises can make your headache worse. So find a spot away from the action and pull down the shades when you’ve got a migraine. It can help speed up your recovery.