Monday, February 24, 2014

Lavender for Migraines



I am not one to take a lot of medicines. Actually, I despise taking medicine and whenever I go to the doctor because I'm sick, I never finish the prescription they give me (horrible, I know!).

I have suffered from migraines for years now and have been prescribed everything from Topamax to Imitrex, but again, I don't like taking medicine, and I didn't like the side effects of the different medicines.

Out of my hatred for medicine, I recently came up with my own remedy for my migraines - lavender.

My aunt bought me this migraine pillow that you heat in the microwave and is lavender scented. The heat from the pillow mixed with the scent of lavender really helps when my head is throbbing!


My aunt also bought me this lavender scented candle that smells SO good! I've been burning it in my bedroom even when I don't have a migraine and the scent literally lingers in my room for days!


I also have this Dream pillow mist from Pure Romance to spray on your pillow that is lavender scented. However, it also includes pheromones, so it'll also help you get in the mood, lol!


Do you suffer from migraines? What other home remedies have you tried that work for you?

Let me know if you try using lavender, I'd like to know if it works for others as well!



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38 comments:

  1. Lavender is a great idea!! We don't get these often but on occasion they can be brutal! Glad you are finding something that helps!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  2. I honestly don't love the smell of Lavender, but if it works, I would give it a shot.

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  3. I have always hear Lavender was great for this.

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  4. I also suffer from migraines will give this a try thank you.

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  5. I have suffered from migraines for years. I have not tried everything but somehow I have never tried lavender! I will have to give it a shot next time a migraine comes on.

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  6. Lavender actually gives me a headache-sometimes I wonder if I'm human-mint helps with my headaches as well as tummy aches

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  7. Wow I would've never thought to try this for a headache! Thanks so much for sharing! Will def remember this the next time I'm suffering!

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  8. I have heard that lavender is great for migranes and headaches before. Too bad, I'm allergic. For me the most important thing is to lay down in dark and quiet. Or I will really be in problems.

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  9. I hadn't heard this before - I'll have to keep this in mind. Thanks!

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  10. I am so glad to know this! I also suffer from migraines and I do take medicine for them but I don't like the side effects. I will definitely try lavender the next time.

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  11. I love holistic and herbal remedies whenever possible...usually just being in the dark is good for my headaches, but not always. I will have to try the lavender.

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  12. I have known about this and I was so pleased to hear that my aunt's nurse brought her in some lavender after she had her knee surgery and had to wait for the pain medication that she was horribly allergic to, to be completely out of her system before being able to take anything else. I never would have thought a nurse in a hospital would do such a thing, they are usually very into the medications and such.

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  13. Wow, didn't know this. Passing this on to my sister! Thanks!

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  14. I LOVE lavendar. I don't suffer from headaches, but it does help me feel relaxed after a long, hard day. I am going to share this with a friend that really struggles with migraines!

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  15. Migraine pillow? I love it! I think I want one just for the heck of it so I can use it to relax. My kids will probably steal it so I'll have to buy two!

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  16. I use Lavender for my headaches - amazing how it works. I also use Lavender to calm me ... great in the bath

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  17. Do you believe that I actually am not a fan of lavender? I prefer citrus scents myself!

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  18. I used to have debilitating migraines, went to specialists, had MRI's, was put on drug after drug to try to treat them to no avail. It wasn't until I started eating healthy, eliminating processed food and getting regular exercise that they went away. Happy to report that I haven't had one if a few years now.

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  19. I to suffer from migraines and hate taking anything for many reasons, the most important one is I am still nursing. But sadly I am not a fan of lavender I find it makes my head throb a little more. I have been looking into reflexology:)

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  20. I have heard of using peppermint for migraines before, but I haven't heard of lavender. These is so much about lavender these days I really should look into it.

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  21. I am like you, I hate using medicines, but I get horrible sinus headaches very frequently. I know that heat has helped and I have been told to try cucumbers on my eyes to help, as well. I will have to try lavender next time

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  22. I experience migraines….and I know that lavender can help, but I am allergic to it. UGGGGGGHHHH! What helps me ALOT is magnesium. I take it internally, and I also take magnesium baths. If I don’t have time for a full bath, I soak my feet in it. I’m ordering some magnesium gel this weekend that is used just like lotion. Magnesium has decreased the intensity and frequency of my migraines incredibly. I can’t live without it.

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  23. I knew lavender was great for relaxing but i did not know it was good for headaches. I will have to try this since I have been getting a lot of headaches lately.

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  24. I get migraines and I have never tried lavender before. I'll have to give it a try next time.

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  25. I had no idea! I don't have migraines but will share this with my friends!

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  26. I love lavender! It definitely helps me sleep at night and it is so relaxing!

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  27. I took a class in growing lavender once. It's really fascinating, and the scent really is like magic!

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  28. I get migraines from time to time. I have to try this.

    Michelle F.

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  29. I get migraines often. I often use lavender to ease the pain.

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  30. Lavender helps ease me into sleep. I love this! Peppermint is actually what works on headaches for me though.

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  31. Awesome I Will Be Passing This Info On To Many Other Thanks!

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  32. I have never heard of using lavender for migraines. I will have to try this next time I get one for sure!

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  33. I really believe in the natural effects of lavender. I love that it can help with migraines and a whole lot of other health issues.

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  34. I really want to try this next time I have a headache!!! I have heard so many great things about using lavendar!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  35. Hmm I'll have to give this a shot! I get such bad migraines, but I do have lavender essential oil so I could try this.

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  36. I also suffer from migraines and normally use medicine for that. Have to try out the lavender and see if it helps me too.

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