What’s in Neura Team Members’ Migraine Toolkits

May 28, 2024
May 28, 2024
What’s in Neura Team Members’ Migraine Toolkits

Many of us at Neura Health live with migraine. We've curated our own personalized toolkits to help us manage migraine attacks, and we're excited to share them with you.

Cannon Tekstar Hodge
Head of Content & Social Strategy @ Neura Health

Jill Deneau
Care Coach @ Neura Health

  • All-in-one toolkit: Ice packs and headache hats, heating pad, essential oils, Cefaly, neck massaging pillow, FL-41 tinted glasses, white noise machine, knockoff loop ear plugs, magnesium, electrolytes, sumatriptan, Nurtec, and settings for phone and computer specific to reducing eye strain and light sensitivity (blue light filters and dark mode).

Shruti Shivaramakrishnan
Content & Social Development Manager @ Neura Health

  • At-home toolkit: Cefaly, Ubrelvy, lorazepam (for anxiety, or vestibular migraine symptoms), Headache Hat, FL-41 migraine glasses, Ruhewell Magic Mist Head Soothing Shower Steamer, Salonpas, heating pad, baseball cap, Shakti acupressure mat and headband, Aculief, salted dry ginger, Biofreeze, Tiger Balm, Vicks Inhaler, Bath & Body Works Stress Relief Eucalyptus & Peppermint hand cream, Loop earplugs, Sony noise-canceling headphones, zDen blackout tent, Truvaga (for anxiety relief), binaural beats on Spotify, handheld massager, neck pillow, Squishmallow for comfort, electrolytes, a banana, green light, a book.
  • On-the-go toolkit: Ubrelvy, chamomile tea bags and hot water in a thermos, salted ginger, Headache Hat, Avulux migraine glasses, Biofreeze, instant gel heating pack, Truvaga (for anxiety relief and sleep), Airpods Pro (active noise cancellation), Bath & Bodyworks Stress Relief Eucalyptus & Peppermint hand cream, and a baseball cap.
  • Desk toolkit: I work from home, so if my tools don't fit on the desk, I work from my bed 🙂

Maddie Lesperance
Operations Manager @ Neura Health

  • All-in-one toolkit: I take Ubrelvy when I have a migraine attack.

Dr. Thomas Berk
Medical Director & Headache Specialist @ Neura Health

  • All-in-one toolkit: Cold pack (disposable), hydration, Reglan, and oral CGRP abortive.

Key takeaways:

  • Diverse approaches: Notice how different team members prioritize various tools based on their needs and preferences. Some rely heavily on medications, while others incorporate more non-pharmacological options.
  • Layering strategies: Many of us layer multiple therapies, combining medications with rescue therapies and comfort items for comprehensive relief.
  • Personalization is key: There's no one-size-fits-all toolkit. Experiment with different options to discover what works best for you.
  • Beyond medication: Don't underestimate the power of non-medication tools like sensory management aids, comfort items, and relaxation techniques.

By sharing our own experiences and toolkit essentials, we hope to inspire and empower you to create your own personalized arsenal against migraine attacks. Remember, you're not alone in this fight, and with the right tools and support, you can manage your attacks well enough to be functional and do the things you love.

Your Neura provider and care coach can help you craft a toolkit that best fits your needs. Schedule a visit with them today to get started.

Disclaimer: This blog post is for informational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice.  Always consult with your doctor before starting any new treatment or making changes to your migraine management plan.

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Shruti Shivaramakrishnan
Neura Health Content & Social Media Manager
About the Author
Shruti is a chronic and mental illness advocate, sharing relatable insights as ChronicallyMeh on Instagram and her blog. With a global perspective, she candidly discusses the challenges of invisible illness, tackling topics like stigma, career breaks, and parenting with migraine. Shruti combines her empathy-driven marketing expertise with her passion for storytelling to help others feel less alone.

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