lynthia: (Ewwww)
Hallie Smith ([personal profile] lynthia) wrote2013-05-24 12:25 pm

Time to face the music. In the dark. Quietly.

So, I guess it turns out that I'm a person who gets migraines. I don't really know why, but I've fought off that "label" for many, many years. One migraine a year doesn't mean I "get migraines," it just... means I had one. That one time. Total fluke.

And then I had a baby, and stuff changes, and I got two or three in the first year after he was born. So that seemed worth bringing up to my OB, and she changed my birth control, and that helped. For a little while. And now I've had two in the last two months, and they were the kind that just knocked me out of being able to function at all for about 6 hours at a time. Granted, I know there are people who get them much worse, and for much longer, and on the migraine spectrum I'm pretty lucky. They follow a set list of symptoms, they last for about 4-6 hours, and then that's it. Just the migraine hangover for a day and I'm back to normal.

But since I'm new to this admission, I'm wondering if there is more research I should do, or if that'd just be falling down the Internet rabbit hole of too much information. Are there foods I should avoid? Things I can do to make the hangover go away faster? It's not even a medical hangover, because I don't have any migraine meds, it's just the dull feeling left in my head for a day after I've had one. I found today that a good massage really helped get that to burn off faster, which was pretty neat. Should I even investigate meds, if I'm over the whole cycle in less than a day? I'm not generally a better living through pharmaceuticals kind of person.

This is what I'm pondering today. Happy three day weekend, everyone! :)

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