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Hattiesburg doctor offers home remedies for migraines

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There are many situations that can lead to a migraine, but Dr. Lara Otaigbe with Southern Medical Care in Hattiesburg said she has some ways to ease the pain.
"The number one thing to do is stay in a dark room, a cool dark room, and just try to get away from noise and rest, " Otaigbe said.
Otaigbe encourages anyone to try to track down what causes the migraine. She said start with your diet.
"Most of the time it is important to keep a food diary, and to try to do a look back and see what kind of trends are you seeing," Otaigbe said.
She said coffee is something you may want to consider adding to your diet.
"Caffeine, generally speaking, tends to help headaches because it causes some shrinkage of blood vessels in the brain which does help with the headaches," Otaigbe said.
She added, after your cup of joe, try foods high in these vitamins.
"Magnesium, Vitamin B2, an herb called Feverfew, those help," Otaigbe said.
Otaigbe's last tip may be in your medicine cabinet.
"Take Tylenol, or Ibuprofen as needed. Sometimes people, if you have a specific diagnoses of migraine, then there are specific migraine medication that do work," she said. "Typically your doctor should be able to give you those prescriptions."
Finally, she said be sure to see your doctor to find out what kind of migraine you may have, and see your doctor if there are any changes in the nature of your headache because it could be something more serious than a migraine.

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