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Dear Migraine: I Don't Like You!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Today I am suffering through my second day with a migraine. It wasn't too bad yesterday while at work, but got worse once I was home. I was so nauseous that all I managed to eat for dinner was a banana. That's not normal for me, but nothing else in my pantry or fridge sounded good. Then there's the fact that I didn't want to make the effort to actually fix anything other than maybe toast, but I didn't want toast. Luckily after eating my banana I at least didn't have any more hunger cravings. Into the night and my headache did not improve much.

This morning's shower helped a little. I'm just glad we have good water pressure, because honestly, the pressure on my head is what felt good. This afternoon I finally got an appointment to have my back adjusted. I went to the chiropractor last week, but since I'm a new patient, he refused to touch me with no xrays. Trust me, I'm fine with that, but I really wanted relief sooner. Anywho, I'm really hoping my adjustment this afternoon helps my migraine as well. I'm not sure I'll be able to make it to work tomorrow if it's any worse. I can't afford to be missing work!

My primary care physician, let's just say I've given up on him. He's been giving me treatment, but every time he tells me if it doesn't work, he's referring me to a neurologist. Well that hasn't happened yet, so I stopped going to him for the headaches. Now I'm waiting to get in with the VA. I tried when I first got out of the Army in 2007, but never got a response after 3 attempts, so I gave up. I applied again when I started back to work here on post and this time actually got a letter to set up my initial appointment. I'm not getting in until the end of May, so I just have to try and wait it out.

For now I just want to crawl back into bed, but I'm stuck at work. Luckily my office normally isn't very busy!

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LOBOSMOMMA 4/29/2013 10:11AM

    I try to keep bananas around, but after I eat one or two I forget about them and they wind up going bad on me by the time I remember them! I actually like my head massaged when I have a migraine. Sometimes my husband will actually do that for me. He got me one of those things where you can do it yourself, but all it did was make my hair a huge rats nest. lol

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BETHS60 4/29/2013 8:59AM

    Banana is always a good choice when you have a migraine. It is high in potassium, which can help a migraine. I keep bananas on hand all the time, for just this reason.

A couple of years ago, I had a migraine on Christmas morning. I asked my son, who was a licensed massage therapist, if he could help. He said a lot of times people don't want to be touched if they have a migraine, but I was desperate. He worked on my neck and head, and the migraine was gone.

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LOBOSMOMMA 4/23/2013 7:42PM

    Yes they usually do the neck and back. I haven't been to a chiropractor since I got out of the Army so I was way overdue. I'm VERY nervous when anyone messes with my neck but this guy kept me pretty comfortable. It helped a little I think. I go back Monday after work too. I've been told this before, but this time I actually saw the xrays... I've mostly lost the natural curve in my neck. And now I've also lost some of the cushioning in my lower back where I keep hurting. :(

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KJELLYBEAN15 4/23/2013 1:31PM

    Migraines are terrible. I am so sorry you are experiencing this. You say you have had your back adjusted by a chiropractor? Have you ever had your neck done? I've had them both done and the neck really helps with the migraines. At least it did for me. Might want to mention it to Dr. Best wishes. Hope you get to feeling better.

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