Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Migraines are annoying, and so unnecessary. Why in the world do I need a Migraine to slow me down? In two words, I don't.
In my previous life (the one before I moved to another state and we decided to have our last child), I was very busy. I had a high-stress job that I loved, and being busy was what motivated me and made me thrive, and I was good at it...very good at it. Stress was my middle name, and I loved it (not negative stress, just busy stress).
That was true for so long, that I assumed it would be my whole life (though at my age, I should know better than to assume anything).
Then I had my little bundle of joy, and an elective hospital procedure afterwards (my only procedure ever, my only time in a hospital outside of having my children, ever...knock on wood that remains true). And something went wrong. I now get migraines like crazy! In the beginning they were knock-me-out-all-day-long migraines, and I was completely baffled. What's worse is every bit of stress (good or bad) that knocked my routine out of whack, caused me to get one. It was crazy and something I was so not used to (how could I go from being so strong to being such a wimp?!?).
Visits to the Dr. assured me the procedure was not to blame, though I had and still have my convictions that it most certainly was to blame. I know I never had this challenge, and now I know that I do. For me it's 1+1=2 no matter what I've been told by the Dr's (I've been to two).
These days, five years later, I've gotten very good at noticing the small signs that indicate a Migraine is coming, and if I catch it right away, I'm good to go (Excederin Migraine medicine works great if I get it right away). Happily, I've been able to catch them quickly for a long time now and haven't had a day ruined in a long time, until yesterday. Out of the blue one snagged me and took me down for the better half of the day (of course it was a day I had a deadline and a lot of things to do).
So, my question to you is...are migraines a regular for you?
Has anyone dealt w/a switch like this in life where you never got them, and now get them at the drop of a dime?
And is there anyone who has found a way to just get rid of them entirely? THAT would be more than ideal. Five years of having them come to party at my house is long enough. They really do take up more time than I can afford to lose. I'm not complaining...just looking to the bloggy world for possible solutions. Crossing my fingers here, hoping to find something that works.