Status Migrainosus: Migraine Headache That Lasts Over 72 Hours

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More and more people who have been popping the pill for quite some time for their headaches are now looking for natural remedies like therapy from a chiropractor for migraines.

This is not to discredit what migraine pain relievers can do, but more of providing alternative ways, especially for those people who have been under drug prescription and no longer want to ingest the synthetic or chemically prepared medication.

If you’re one of them, then read on.


What Causes Migraines?

Migraines are caused by several factors, which is why it is also advisable to keep track of your activities, food and drink intake, and even the weather you’re in to determine what might have triggered your migraine attack.

Speaking of activities, since we’re on the topic of migraines that last for over 72 hours, there are still a few things to pay attention to, as sometimes it is the not-so-obvious what is causing the pain to linger more than you expect it to.

Over the years, chiropractors for migraines have provided lasting relief for all types of migraines, particularly status migrainosus. 

If your migraine lasts for more than 72 hours and you’re experiencing nausea, vomiting, and not able to think clearly at the same time, chances are you have status migrainosus.


How to Manage Migraines That Lasts Over 72 Hours 

Typically, status migrainosus is treated symptomatically when the patient is brought to a hospital for treatment. As dehydration is the effect of frequent vomiting (a common migraine symptom), IV fluids are administered to replenish lost fluids and anti-emetic drugs should stop the patient from further vomiting.

As for treating the migraine itself, doctors would usually administer dihydroergotamine via nasal spray or through IV injection. Sumatriptan and Valproate are the two other alternatives.

The problem with administering drugs is the high chance of adverse reactions. So, if let’s say you’re allergic to any of these drugs, or you have another health condition that makes these drugs contraindicated for you, the relief that you expect might even worsen.

Keeping a Migraine Journal

If you’re now in the stage where your migraine is no longer responding to the effects of the pain relievers like they’re supposed to, it would be a good idea to keep a journal to note what your last activity was before having a migraine attack.

You might also want to take note of these:

  • Your diet—What did you last eat or drink that triggered your migraine attack?
  • The weather—Was it cold (winter) when you had these attacks?
  • Your sleeping pattern—How many hours of sleep did you get the night before the episode?

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Lifestyle Changes

Either way, as they say, it’s better to be safe than sorry. So, here are simple habits that you can develop to minimize (if not avoid) those migraine attacks:

  • Eat only in small portions but frequently.
  • Avoid dehydration. Drink 6-8 glasses of water every day.
  • To promote sleep, see to it that your room is conducive for sleep. Likewise, do something that will relax you to sleep.
  • Take warm baths.
  • Do deep breathing exercises.
  • Try meditation.
  • Take migraine pain relievers only when the attack becomes unbearable.
  • Observe your posture. Chances are, poor posture could be the cause of your migraine attacks, especially when it lasts for more than 72 hours. 

The last bullet point is something that we often overlook, as we tend to “normalize” the poor posture that we’ve been used to, or we simply neglect our posture because of our focus on our day-day activities.


Chiropractor for Migraines Relieve Pain the Natural Way

The truth is, upper cervical care should be considered when migraines are becoming too frequent and lasting for more than 72 hours. As care is done naturally, it is safe and has no side effects.

Every upper cervical chiropractor for migraines is trained to determine and address the misalignment that is causing those migraine attacks. They use a safe technique to address the pressure that’s causing the pain by restoring neck alignment, which also resumes the flow of the nervous system supply to your brain.

Migraines are not a normal way of life, and patients don’t have to suffer. If you think that your quality of life is not how it should be because of your migraines, take control and don’t deprive yourself of the care you deserve.

Over the years, many migraine sufferers have experienced the beneficial impacts and improvements given by upper cervical chiropractic adjustments. It has also been reported that patients experience tremendous relief after seeing an upper cervical doctor. On top of that, patients’ overall health also improves since upper cervical care relieves the pressure that causes their pains.

Suppose you’re suffering from status migrainosus, and you feel that you're not getting anywhere with your current care. In that case, it is always good to consider natural options that provide lasting relief, like seeking a chiropractor for migraines.

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