Thursday, February 27, 2014
Everyone who gets migraines experiences them differently. Some people don't get help from drugs. Some drugs help me, except when they don't. Either way, even if the pain is manageable the zombie effect is not. I slouch through migraine days dragging my body along like it's a bag of rocks, which, come to think of it, is also a good description of my thought processes.
Migraines are confusing. I thought I was going to have a tenth in the wee hours of this morning. The circumstances were the same as always. The pain in my head was in the same place. My brain felt dull and my vision pulsated. Rather than try to sleep I got up and went outside. It was cold and that felt good. I exercised for a while. Then I came in and made coffee. Slowly, whatever it was went away.
If that would work every time I'd be a millionaire. Or at least muscular.
Maybe it wasn't a migraine. But I haven't had a plain old headache in almost twenty years.
My mother had migraines. She was the most stressed-out person I've ever known. That tells you something about my upbringing and what I imprinted on.
But maybe I could limit my migraines by limiting my stress. I think this is a great idea. The only things I stress over are being out in public and being home in private.
Do you get migraines? If so, please don't share your cures, I've tried them all (except this one). But please do share the following:
Are your migraines caused by physical things? (food, drink, smacks to the head)
Are they caused by emotional things? (stress, fear, Mac vs Microsoft)
Do you continue working when you have a migraine? What makes this possible?