Coping, Resources

Holiday Stress & Headaches

With high levels of stress and routines out of whack, the holidays can be a painful time for people with headache. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of tips on how to cope with holiday stress. Here are some that caught my eye.

If all else fails, consider my favorite remedy: Close all the windows and doors and scream at the top of your lungs (for some reason, this always works best in a car). Follow it up with a lovely latte or hot chocolate — or, if your screaming session is prolonged, treat your throat with hot tea and honey. You’ll get out your frustration and the warm drink provides some self-nurturing.

5 thoughts on “Holiday Stress & Headaches”

  1. When my migraine becomes really bad I sometimes simulate vomiting as much as possible by coughing hard. This creates strong tensions in the head and afterwards I usually see stars, but many times it helps and the ache goes away. This works best after several hours of pain when the migraine is in its last phase.

    Wow, I’ve never heard of doing that. I’m glad you’ve found something that helps you.


  2. Or……….you could always take a spike high heel and knock 986 holes on the inside of your closet door…………..

    I don’t wear spike heels anymore, so you’ll know that I’m stressed if I frantically dig through all the closets in the house.


    (I liked it better when you thought Matt was responsible!)

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