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  • Does ice help your anxiety migraines?

  • lillyanna23

    Member
    1 September 2021 at 8:16 pm

    I read that for those of us who get anxiety-induced migraines, ice can help. Apparently, these kinds of migraines are actually “tension headaches” and result from the physical stress of tightening the shoulders which pulls down on the neck and leads to occipital nerve inflammation. I read putting ice on the base of your skull can help. Anyone try this?

  • karen12

    Member
    1 September 2021 at 8:20 pm

    I get daily migraines but have never tried this

    Might Be worth a go though xx

    • lillyanna23

      Member
      24 September 2021 at 10:47 pm

      I hope it helps you!

  • sunflower

    Member
    2 September 2021 at 7:02 pm

    I get tension headaches with or without anxiety and I often will ice my neck and it does help! I would not have made the connection for this but it makes sense. People who have stress and anxiety tense up more and it can strain the back and shoulders.

  • caketi

    Member
    4 September 2021 at 6:11 pm

    Anytime I get a stress headache, I will ice my head. It seems to help but takes a long time. I will give this a try next time my head is hurting and see if it helps. Thanks for sharing about this. I would have never thought to try something like this!

    • lillyanna23

      Member
      24 September 2021 at 10:49 pm

      I think this is normal because most people think to ice the part that hurts but the source of the pain is often from the neck, shoulders, or base of the skull. I am glad I learned this otherwise I would have had so many more days just laying around in pain.

  • MissRose

    Member
    14 September 2021 at 9:15 pm

    I get these too and I would have never thought to put ice on my neck! My head hurts but my neck hardly ever does. I will try this. I tend to get a few headaches a week on average. If it helps get rid in minutes, I would be thankful. Mine usually last for a few hours.

    • lillyanna23

      Member
      24 September 2021 at 10:47 pm

      Let me know if you tried it!

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