Tips for Handling a Migraine at The Office

January 15, 2018

If not properly managed migraines can wreak havoc on your productivity.

Should you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of dealing with a migraine at the office, here are a few tips to help you get through the day. At Restoration Health we help patients with chronic conditions like migraines find health and healing through Chiropractic Biophysics Technique®. Learn more:

Self Care for your Migraine

The best way to handle a migraine at the office is to prevent a migraine from happening at all. If you have dealt with migraines for a while, you know the warning signs and triggers. You also know how to keep these headaches at bay. Avoid a migraine at work by

  • sleeping well,
  • drinking enough water,
  • eating enough for breakfast, and
  • bringing a healthy lunch.

Unfortunately, we are human, and we make errors. On those days you find yourself falling behind on one—or all—of the self care items listed above, get ready to stop your workflow and take the measures you need to handle your migraine.

Asking for a cold pack, dark room for a nap in the middle of the day, and more might seem drastic. Your supervisors know you will be more productive once the migraine has been passes.

Don’t shy away from Asking for what you Need. 

Migraines cause irritability in many sufferers, it is best to let your coworkers what you will need should a migraine happen, before it happens.

Many migraine sufferers have found themselves in the unfortunate situation where a coworker has chosen a strong perfume or cologne. This is frustrating, but the situation is not lost. Most people are very understanding. If not, your human resources department will help find a solution.

Find a way to get rid of Stress. 

This won’t be easy. But stress is not good for anyone. If stress at work is the cause of your migraine, that is a good sign it is time to start thinking of ways to make your office life less stressful. How you go about that varies greatly depending on your position, the industry you work in, and the kind of people you work with.

It might be something as simple as changing out the fluorescent lights in your office.

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