If you’re like me and you suffer from migraines, you might be worried about getting a migraine on your wedding day.
I suffer from migraines, and they can come on at any time when you’re least expecting it. When it does hit, it usually stays there all night and into the next morning no matter what I eat or drink. So the trick is to prevent the migraine/headache before it arrives.
A migraine would ruin my wedding day for me. There are some steps you can take to avoid getting a migraine on your wedding day, and ensuring it’s the best day ever.
It’s easier said than done to sleep well before your wedding day. You’ll be stressed out, which of course causes headaches, and you might not be eating right either. But try to get a good night’s sleep in the run up to the day.
Avoid getting a migraine on your wedding day by getting as much sleep as you can before 12am. According to sleep experts, the number of hours sleep you can get before 12am, the better. This means avoiding caffeine after about 8pm. Try to buy decaf tea or coffee to drink in the evening, and avoid eating too late. It’s best to have your evening meal around 7pm or sooner.
I have found certain triggers can set off my migraines or cluster headaches. The biggest one is foods containing gluten. If I eat lots of bread or pasta for two or three days, I get a severe headache that won’t go away. It won’t disappear with medication, water or sleep.
Try to write down what foods you have eaten when you get a migraine. Can you see a pattern? Have you eaten a lot of bread over a few days? Even if you’re not sure what’s causing the headaches, perhaps avoid too much gluten the week before the wedding.
Cheese is another trigger for headaches, so back away from the cheeseboards (believe me, I know that’s difficult).
This is such an obvious one but drink lots of water. Not only will this make you feel better, and stave off the headaches, but it also makes you look better. Want glowing skin on your wedding day? Water is the answer!
Avoid too many fizzy drinks. Diet versions contain aspartame which can be a migraine trigger, and you don’t want too much sugar either as this can cause headaches too!
If you’re still worried about getting a migraine on your wedding day, the best day of your life, you can have a consultation with a doctor about getting some migraine relief tablets. You’ll feel better knowing you’ve got something just in case one decides to gate crash.
So overall, avoid anything sugary, cheesy, carby, or basically nice! But seriously, try to cut down on fizzy drinks and switch it out for water. This will also help you sleep better leading up to the big day. No one wants bags under their eyes.
Try to avoid lots of bread or pasta. If you do have it, keep it to a minimum, i.e. one meal a day. It’s probably not a good idea to have toast for breakfast, a sandwich for lunch, and a big bowl of cheesy pasta in the evening.
Don’t let migraines ruin your wedding day.