Posted on October 22, 2014
Migraines + a little perspective
Yesterday was day 2 of having a migraine. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had headaches several times a month that would laugh at 3 Advil and knock me down for days at a time.
Now that I have a doctor I absolutely trust and adore, I mentioned it to him. Turns out they are actually migraines. Who knew?
Well a couple days ago I got smacked with another one. That evening I tried Imitrex for the first time which worked. It took an hour and a half, but much better than days. I got some much needed sleep but woke up to the headache punk again. Gurrrr. I popped another Imitrex and went to work hoping for the best.
No such luck for this chick. An hour into my shift I felt like my brain was being squeezed, the sun was not my BFF, my stomach was upset and I swear my eyelashes hurt. So I called my doc and asked if he had any other options. He got me right in for a Toradol/Benadryl injection and sent me home with strict instructions to take a nap and eat something easy on the stomach.
I was a little…okay a lot upset because I just wanted to feel better and go back to work, but the Benadryl made me drowsy and turns out driving a golf cart full of beer is not recommended. Sheesh. My protest of leaving it out failed so I took my sorry butt home to veg with Bam for the rest of the day.
The pain was completely gone within 20 minutes so I took a shower and got into bed. The whole nap thing failed-I am not a napper so I got up and ate some food with ingredients I couldn’t pronounce. Yah, I am so NOT regretting that.
I am so happy I woke up feeling much better today.
If you’re still reading, you are a trooper. Thanks for letting me vent.
Here are a couple random things I wanted to share with you.
A couple days ago I came across this quote:
The perspective is pretty powerful when you actually stop to think about it.
Not sure if I told you about this wine, but definitely get your paws on this Santa Barbara Landing Chardonnay. I found this award winning wine at Trader Joe’s for something like 5 bucks.
The trails are calling my name and I can not wait to run on them very soon!! The thought of this is what gets me through some tough days like yesterday.
Do you have migraines? If so, what works for you?
What gets you through tough days?
Having something to look forward to. Em’s visit this weekend is one of them, trail running with Bam is another. Simple things are my fav.