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Migraines suck

Monday, May 14, 2012

Yesterday was wasted with a migraine and then I slept in today. Still not feeling my best. I hate migraines and I get them all too often. I am hoping that now that my husband has moved out, stress will be reduced and maybe they will happen with less frequency. Or maybe that is wishful thinking. Seeing my neurologist again on Wednesday. Seems like medications don't work very well.

It would have been nice to have time to continue getting my house back together. I am still working on getting things cleaned up after his move out. Getting an estimate for new carpet today. Since I don't have furniture in spare bedrooms, seems like a good time now and the carpet is so bad. Hopefully, they show up soon. I'm wanting to try a new spark recipe tonight. :)
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    Yes, they have been diagnosed as migraines - menstrual migraines specifically. I am not sure if stress could possibly influence migraine onset. They aren't stress headaches as they are accompanied by vision issues, nausea, vomiting, intense smell sensitivity, vision sensitivity and often last a few days. They occur monthly with ovulation, but have only started about 2 years ago. I have been through CT scans and nothing has come up, but I am seeing a neurologist that specializes in migraine treatment to help come up with some things to manage them. I am on some different medications. Had an appointment today and he did change them a little. I have been hesitant to take my shot until it is often a very bad migraine which is too late. I need to be more aggressive in taking my shot in the beginning. He also recommends daily exercise which I have not been doing. I need to change that. I don't have people in my life, but will work on that. I work at home and have been quite isolated.
    2467 days ago
    Have you thought about going to an Osteopath or Chiropractor? They often do marvels for bad headaches (been there, done that!) A friend's daughter was having extremely severe headaches while she was at University and was on the point of dropping out. The hospital had done a lot of tests and couldn't find the problem. She was booked in for an MRI. When I suggested to her mother that it would be beneficial to have her spine alignment checked, her mother took her to a Chiropractor - it WAS the problem, and was quite badly out of place. After a few sessions she never had any more problems and went on to graduate with honours.

    It sounds like your headaches COULD be mainly stress related, which aren't really migraines. You mention that your husband has shifted out ....! Have you anyone to talk to in your physical life (as opposed to internet) because often this will help a lot too - after all, a problem shared is a problem halved!!

    2469 days ago
    My thoughts are with you. I can definitely empathize. I have gotten migraines since I was 8 years old and was officially diagnosed with a brain scan when I was 17. They are miserable. Take care of you.
    2469 days ago
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