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Oct. 8th, 2004

I think what my body is trying to tell me is that it hates me.
It just despises me.

This past weekend I got the first migraine I've had in a long while. Then yesterday, I had another aura/ migraine. This morning another aura/ migraine (and this has been a bastard of a headache. They're usually pretty dealable but this one has been pretty fucking bad), and just now ANOTHER.
I'm already in the middle of a migraine attack... how the fuck am I getting another? HOW GADDAMMIT.
Mine are usually pretty mild compared to say, my sister's...I can usually take excedrin migraine and that knocks out the majority of it, no problem. But these are absolutely kicking my ass. The excedrin migraine might as well be sugar pill, I'm naseous as hell, incredibly sound sensitive, and falling over dizzy.

I think in November when we get back from the honeymoon and I'll have health benefits it might finally be time to go see a doctor and get some preventative meds/ rescue meds. I've had these since I was 14 and while they used to be more frequent, they were also so much lower on the pain scale. I can't deal with this kind of thing anymore.


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Oct. 8th, 2004 11:35 am (UTC)
a lot of times migranes can be caused by a food allergy and then heightened by environment (sun glare, stressful day ect.) start keeping a log of when a migrane occurs including what you ate, time of day ect. and perhaps you will find a link to help discover what causes them.

most common foods that cause migranes:

red wine (sulfides)
apples, plums, grapes (red)
aged cheese (sulfides)
dried fruits, jerky

The actual list is a page long with four columns. but here is hoping i helped.
Oct. 8th, 2004 12:10 pm (UTC)
Funny I never thought of that - but yeah, that's true... part of why my mom has such a hard time finding stuff she can eat. Her food allergies (including wheat of all things) often trigger or exacerbate her migraines.

Oct. 8th, 2004 12:36 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I used to keep a log to keep track so I could figure out what it was. Typically anything that will make you feel oogy in general (break from the typical sleep/ level of stress/ amount of caffeine) routine will trigger migraines.
The sleep schedule has changed, I've been adjusting to some meds, I've gone some days with no coffee at all and others with *pots* of it... I was pretty much asking for it really.

I think I just got used to it being "under control"

I knew about all of those... except the apples... herm. I *have* been going nuts with the apples lately.
Oct. 8th, 2004 02:47 pm (UTC)
Massaging Merlin's headach muscles (the ones right up at the base of her skull) seems to help her, some. Get the Karl to do it. Besides, his fingers can use the exercise.
Oct. 9th, 2004 08:00 am (UTC)
Oct. 9th, 2004 08:25 am (UTC)
If this were actually a stress headache, that might actually help, but it's just not and actually that sort of pressure/ movement right up around my head fucks me up more than anything. If we were talking about very gentle *temple* massaging, sure.
I get the midgraines that are concentrated in the front right of my head, right behind my right eye and while overall muscle relaxation is good, the thought of someone digging fingers in around my skull and moving my head around is very not good.

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