Monday, May 06, 2013

I had a migraine on Friday. It was one of the worst. I usually get visual disturbances before the pain begins. In an effort to nip it in the bud, I took some OTC medications within a minute of having my visual field distorted. I thought for sure that I could just close my eyes for 15 minutes and beat this one. Nope. I ended up having someone drive me home from work. The pain was severe. Nausea and vomiting--not a pretty site.

I don't get migraines as frequently as I used to. I've worked on identifying and eliminating my triggers. Though hormones does have an influence on my migraines, most of them are caused by foods. As I was in bed, writhing in pain, all I could think of was that I had poisoned myself. I had eaten something that was causing my body to suffer. Something my body tried desperately to get rid of. It must have something in the prepackaged meal I ate for lunch the day before. I read the labels of microwave meals and am usually pretty good at discerning the tricky names for hidden triggers--nitrates, nitrites, autolyzed yeast, monosodium glutamate. Something must of gotten past me, and I paid for the price.

Friday's experience illustrated the powerful effect that food can have on my body. It makes me wonder what else my food intake is doing to me. I imagine that I may have become so acclimated to feeling cruddy that I can't remember what great health feels like. Thanks for the reality check, Body.
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    I'm so sorry to hear this. I hope they lessen/go away over time. emoticon
    1805 days ago
    I also suffer from Migrains and they can be dreadful. emoticon
    1808 days ago
    Interesting. I get visual migraines a few times a year and it never occurred to me that it might be food related.

    But you mention your body was in pain. Aren't migraines purely pain in the head? I've certainly experienced food poisoning. Very different type of pain than a migraine.

    1808 days ago
    I remember those days. I hope you will grow out of them. Once I got pregnant and had a baby they disappeared. Hope you get better! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1808 days ago
    Be sure to take care of yourself!
    1808 days ago
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