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    Sorry to hear that your migraines have been going on for that long. I've had headaches for as long as I can remember, but about 3/4 of the time I can ignore them because they're just a dull ache. It's the horrible ones where I literally can't see and lose the ability to walk that are the worst for me. But mine don't seem to be migranes - cool, dark, quiet rooms don't help whatsoever, neither do most medications.

    I think a break from your challenge would make sense. You've been working on your plan, but migraines never follow a plan. But I'd suggest setting a restart date (maybe a week or two away) and planning to get back at it on that day. It gives you time to deal with your migraines with every intention of going back to the plan. Without a restart date it could stretch out for much longer than anticipated and be used as an excuse instead of a break.

    In the meantime are there things you can do to help lower your stress or little things you can do to not go far off track? Migraines and headaches make concentrating difficult, but if you have a little time in the morning or evening where it isn't 'as bad', could you try meditating, gentle stretching, or simple yoga poses? Something is better than nothing. Have you tried relaxation breathing? Controlling your breathing can actually help control pain - I do it every single day because I won't take painkillers anymore. Sometimes even just 5-10 minutes of controlled breathing does me wonders.
    2449 days ago
    I hope you had a wonderful September, and forget the ills of the past, today is a new day. Let's make October work for us! emoticon emoticon
    2452 days ago
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    Migraines are hard to handle. Do you drink caffeine? I had migraines so bad that it would start in my neck and shoot up to my head. I was forced to stop drinking sodas and eating chocolate for another reason and the migraines left. Now I just have sinus headaches.

    Nope, I have walked from my car to my job which takes a good 20 minutes. So I guess I have been getting a good 60 minutes of walking in daily because we have to walk everywhere. I'm planning to wake up in the morning and go walking. I wish I had a buddy to walk with me. Oh well. Have to do it regardless.

    I hope your migraines go away.
    2453 days ago
  • v OOLALA53
    I love the background collage of B & W pics behind your sparkpage. May I know where it came from? emoticon
    2456 days ago
  • v FLUFFYMOM724
    Checking to see how you are doing!
    2456 days ago
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