Migraine

I woke up with a migraine today, so my expectations for what I wanted to accomplish went right out the door.

Movies, cutting up old catalogs and coloring on herself for Pip. Got my glasses out of storage, they always help on migraine days. We are eating PB&J sandwiches and top ramen and yogurt with granola today.

image

I have no idea what my triggers are. Could be seasonal changes, the full moon, heavy work load, who knows? We pushed pretty hard last weekend with the birthday party and working on the winter barn, and the weekend before that we were sick. I haven’t really had a chance to recover from any of that. So…whatever. I’ll work on darning a sweater today when the girls go down for their naps, and I’ll just try to be gentle with myself today.

Maybe tomorrow I’ll have something slightly more interesting to blog about.

Advertisements

Posted on October 27, 2015, in Happenings and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Migraines suck. I used to get cluster headaches and they were indescribably bad. After spending lots of time with neurologists and trying a cornucopia of different drugs (anti-depressants, anti-seizure, blood pressure pills, etc.) only two or maybe three things actually helped. High dose prednisone completely stopped them from happening, but it’s so bad for you that I couldn’t do it much, and it’s probably useless for migraines that don’t happen predictably.

    What really worked, though, was Imitrex. Because my headaches only lasted about 30 minutes the pills didn’t help because they were too slow, but the injectable version was magic. I’d start having a headache, give myself the shot (which is a tiny subcutaneous thing and doesn’t hurt) and nothing would happen for about 3-4 minutes other than the headache getting worse. Then in the space between one heartbeat and the next it just stopped. From 100% pain to 0 in less than one second. It’s hard to describe how wonderful that is, but after the first time my fear of needles was gone. That said, some people don’t have as great a response as I did, and it does make you feel a little funny, though not all that bad.

    I also thought that high dose oxygen helped, but I only tried it at the end of a cycle, so it was hard to say for sure.

    Anyway, if you get migraines regularly, you should definitely see a doctor. Sometimes they can actually help.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Discover

A daily selection of the best content published on WordPress, collected for you by humans who love to read.

fadanista

For indulging my fads

busy mockingbird

a messy collection of art projects, crafts, and various random things...

motherwellmagdotcom.wordpress.com/

Telling all sides of the parenting story

jiminy magazine

A conscious collective of wanderings dedicated to showcasing the best in sustainable slow design, creativity and travel.

Designs by Lucy Hague

Knitting and other creative adventures...

- The Bra Fitter -

if you wear a bra, you need my support

thedementedfairy

Random babbling about sewing, life and whatever comes to mind.

Geelong Creative Fibre Arts

A blog for contact and information about the Geelong Creative Fibre Arts Group

feltingandfiberstudio

An international collective of felt and fiber artists

Jami Fowler

ponderings of a woman on a quest

The Raw Feeding Community

A source of information for all raw feeders.

Gourmetfelted's Weblog

Helping People to find the "Joy of Needle Felting!"

Home Grown Heaven

the ups and downs of starting a smallholding

The Women's Tribe

Teachings of the Sacred Feminine For Soul Nourishment & Heart Open Living.

Of The Hands

Thoughts on voluntary poverty, peak oil, homesteading, farming, doing good work, reconnecting to the land, and muddling through a contracting economy

%d bloggers like this: