Headaches and I, well, I wish I could say we weren’t well acquainted, but that just wouldn’t be the truth. I’ve suffered from headaches since I was a pre-teen, but I finally got them mostly under control thanks to dietary and lifestyle changes in my early 30s. Then, BAM, I contracted Lyme Disease, and headaches came back as a daily part of my life.
While I’ve accepted that headaches are a part of my journey for the time being, I don’t just suffer through them. No way! I’ve got a whole arsenal of natural (and sometimes pharmaceutical, when it gets really bad) options to help me manage my cranky noggin. One of those tools that I rely on constantly are my headache eye pillows.
Almost all of my headaches start behind my right eye. I’ve figured out that if I catch on to the first twinge of a headache early enough, I can either stop it in its tracks or, at the very least, keep it from getting worse by lying down in a quiet, cool, dark room with one of these cold aromatherapy masks over my eyes.
It doesn’t always work, but it does work often enough that it’s worth a shot every time I start to feel the throbbing behind my eye. Read the post »