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Friday, May 08, 2015

That you'd tracked something? Written something down? Made note of something that you didn't?

I have a bizarre one today. I wish I'd had some kind of rough record of how long I let migraines derail me in the past. Why? Because this past one, which was a serious LuLu of a migraine, I feel like I handled better.

While the pain was worse than most of them, I managed to eat right at the beginning. I don't usually. And then, after it left me sometime yesterday (hip hip hoorayyyyy), I resumed my better eating pattern.

I didn't exercise right away because sometimes that puts me right back into a migraine state as soon as the workout ends. But I feel like I've improved. And it's funny that I don't have anything to measure it against. I keep data on so much else (trying to get better at just letting myself live instead of attaching numbers on it all), so it's odd to me that I don't really have any kind of migraine log.

Maybe I'll start one.
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  • JUSTYNA7
    I was so fascinated at my DD's doctor's visit. She had stomach pain... so bad it was interfering with her Master's at University. She was in emergency on and off, on the floor crying, unable to eat, hungry to eat, unable to eat most foods and having no idea what was causing the problem. Tests showed an increase in pancreatic lipase which means pancreatitis... yet it was not to the levels pancreatitis usually has. She suffered terribly and managed to get through school and come home and start a job... and finally she got in to see a specialist at the hospital who did a biopsy of the stomach lining, visual inspection with the scope, and a biopsy of the duodenum or start of the intestine. As we went for the results DD said "she will probably say it's nothing, they found nothing and it's all in my head". We have a history of that in our family. And the visit started that way. The doctor starting going through the things that came out "normal". The stomach acids though were a little high and the lining of the stomach looked... sensitive... "did R ever have migraines?" We were both so surprised at the question and said yes, to the point of vomitting and blacking out. She used to have them as an 8 year old kid and then on and off ... but they seemed to taper off at University. Her diagnosis? Stomach migraines! They have moved to her stomach. And she gave her a prescription for migraine medication for the stomach pain... and it has improved. Who knew?
    2216 days ago
  • CTUPTON
    Does your doctor have a record of your headaches?

    I am learning to put more info on the notes I jot down. The date sure helps! I write on any scrap of paper around. That is an awful habit.

    chris
    2238 days ago
  • COOP9002
    Sounds like a helpful idea. hope you're able to discover what's triggering them.
    2238 days ago
  • GEORGE815
    I'm sure your Doctor would also like to know this also.
    2238 days ago
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