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Thursday, July 23, 2009


They always sneak up on me. There I am, minding my own business...and BAM! A migraine is upon me.

My vision becomes skewed. If I look at your face, I usually can only see your right eye. If I don't v-line for a dark room and a bed to sleep it off, I get extremely nauseous and my head begins to pound. Even the mere thought of the twinkling stars that cover the back of my eyelids as I lay in my bed, making a desperate attempt to fall asleep, makes my stomach churn.

Yes, I've seen doctors for this. Back in college, when I had five really strong migraines in one week, I was given a prescription. The drug was a miracle! It knocked me flat out, in about fifteen minutes flat...and I woke up a bit groggy, but without the migraine. I wish I could remember what drug this was...but have since discovered Excedrin Migraine. It's my savior these days when I need relief.

What have the (more recent) doctors told me? That my symptoms sound like I'm having a stroke. If that's the case then I'm the most functioning stroke patient that I know! I've had an MRI done..I've been told by a neurologist that I should start daily regiments of drugs...but I won't do it. The thought of having a daily chemical dependency freaks me out too much to go through with abiding by the doctors suggestion.

I've narrowed down the onset to one of three things:
1. Hormones
2. Food Preservatives
3. Burning the candle at both ends

What caused my migraine last night? I haven't the could be one of the three reasons listed above. All I know is when I'm hit with sucks.

Hopefully you don't suffer from migraines like I do...they're really not a bowl full of cherries. I guess if this is the only health issue I have to deal with, I'm happy and lucky. Life might seem tough, but at lease I have my health (unless I've got a migraine!!)


  1. Ugh, Migraines are the worst. I usually only get one every once in a while but when I do its bad. Hopefully you don't get another one for a long time. I agree about the chemical dependancy, I prefer not to take any sort of medicine for longer than a week or so.

  2. I hate migraines. I feel nauseated and blech. Hope you are feeling better.