Migraine Day 22

Anne Lamott has some advice about writing: “Butt in chair.” That’s what I’ve been thinking about the last few days as it has been a considerable amount of time since I have written anything. So I’m putting my butt in chair this evening, if only metaphorically, so I can share some of my thoughts with you.

I’m reclined in bed on my gray fuzzy pillow that we bought at Aldi’s of all places. I am also hoping that the cat won’t realize I have the laptop out and come investigate. I’ve had a migraine for 22 days. This is not the longest I’ve experienced, but it has been some of the most intense pain I have ever had. Also 22 days of not being able to enjoy sunshine, 22 days of getting nauseated at the drop of a hat, 22 days of missing Netflix Continue reading “Migraine Day 22”

Recovery After Migraine

I am coming off of a 10 day migraine and I was not sure what I wanted to write about today. Recovery is it’s own stage of a migraine attack. After hours or days of intense pain life can’t always go right back to business as usual.

10 Days

Here is a quick summary of my last 10 days. My migraine started a fairly low pain level on Saturday the 10th. I gave it a 4 in my Migraine Buddy report. But by Monday the 12th it had gone up to an 8, which is really the highest level I’ve ever experienced. I was also extremely light and sound sensitive, nauseated, and extremely fatigued. Continue reading “Recovery After Migraine”

Migraine Triggers

A migraine attack can come on so fast, leaving us not only in pain, but also missing work, social activities, and time with our family. One of the aspects of living with migraine is learning and avoiding the things that may trigger our migraine. Being aware of our triggers is helpful for a person who suffers from migraine, but also for those who know or care for people with migraine

What is a migraine trigger?

What is a migraine trigger? It can be any number of things that either by itself or along with something else can induce a migraine attack. This can be hormonal changes, weather instability, food and food additives, sensory stimulation, alcohol, stress, sleep patterns, or even medications.

Some of our triggers can be avoidable, such as food and alcohol. I do not drink red wine because I learned very early on that red wine causes head pain. This is most likely because of the sulfites that the wine contains. Continue reading “Migraine Triggers”