Wednesday, March 28, 2012
A very short slice today. I have a migraine so being on the computer is especially difficult. I've been having 6-8 migraines a month for the past 30 yrs. A variety of things can trigger a migraine. Perfume, bright light, and weather changes seem to be my biggest hazards. I try to avoid them as much as possible. I teach in a middle school, so avoiding perfume is almost impossible. The boys are worse than the girls when it comes to over applying it!
I have a rescue medication I take once the migraine starts, but it takes a couple of hours to work. I think I've been on just about every prescription medication out there, but none of them work all that well for me. I used to take a daily preventative med until I experienced some negative side effects. Now all I can do is to I try to take the med as soon as I feel a headache about to strike. My insurance only pays for 6 doses a month so I usually wait until I'm sure it's going to be a migraine before I take the medicine. Migraines take the fun out of life. If you experience migraines, you know exactly what I'm talking about. If you are someone who suffers from migraines, I would appreciate hearing about your experiences and anything you've found that helps with this condition.