Long Flight = Migraine

Jul 19th, 2019, 03:00 AM
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I think chewing of bubble gum will hell in flight.
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Jul 19th, 2019, 06:18 AM
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Originally Posted by sassy27 View Post
I also wipe anything I may touch in my area with antibacterial wipes. It seems to help me not get sick after the flight. I can't say for certain but something I've just noticed.
This is a good practice, I would say. I don't suppose planes are the cleanest in the world, and I've encountered many articles before saying the same. There are even warnings about drinking coffee prepared on the plane because of concerns on the safety of the water. But that was some years ago, I am not aware if that has changed.

I also have migraines. At first couldn't figure what my trigger is, but seems likely that it is dehydration and hunger. I hate having to go ever so often while flying, but that's a minor inconvenience compared to nursing a migraine the whole trip.

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Jul 20th, 2019, 03:39 AM
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Originally Posted by kapia View Post
This is a good practice, I would say. I don't suppose planes are the cleanest in the world, and I've encountered many articles before saying the same. There are even warnings about drinking coffee prepared on the plane because of concerns on the safety of the water. But that was some years ago, I am not aware if that has changed. .
OK so planes may not be the cleanest environment - but you're more likely to catch something in the air (despite the filters) than from touching a surface - given that air-borne infections get to land on a nice warm moist growth environment rather than the effective barrier that is your skin. However, it takes a while for any infection to manifest itself so you're unlikely to develop symptoms on the flight from touching something - more likely from touching the myriad of surfaces between your bed and the airport or from a prior flight. So you'd better wear a mask and gloves for the whole journey - although you may find it difficult to get through security dressed like that.

Originally Posted by kapia View Post
I also have migraines. At first couldn't figure what my trigger is, but seems likely that it is dehydration and hunger. I hate having to go ever so often while flying, but that's a minor inconvenience compared to nursing a migraine the whole trip.
Dehydration will do it every time - hunger less so but everyone is different. Dehydration mixed with lack of sleep and stress is a potent trigger mixture.
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Jul 21st, 2019, 03:39 PM
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A coworker flies with a full mask on as he has a fear of catching something on a plane. He showed me a picture and I would be terrified to sit next to him. I would think he had an infectious disease scary.

I still think wiping things down is something smart to do. The wipes are so dirty from what they picked up. Yes you touch it and then touch you face not realizing it. It's not fail proof but every time I forget to wipe my area down, I always end up sick. It's just something I noticed and thought worth sharing. They say the dirtiest place is actually the bins used during security so always wash your hands once you make it through.

The air pressure on airplanes can cause headaches as when it rains, it never fails, I get a headache. I think a trigger can be different for each person.
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