…to have a migraine…[GRAPHIC]
…yep.I know by now you are less than pleased of my use of all those “happy” colors – sorry. But you see, I never used to have migraine before. Up until a year ago, I had never had anything that could even compare to strong headaches. And all of a sudden out of nowhere, me and Migraine are together on a weekly basis. At first, I could time it, it would almost always happen on a Sunday. I would experience the “aura” – those symptoms that alert you that something is going to hit the fan – and a while later, a sudden strong nausea would hit and I would know that the pain would not have me wait. So, what to do?At first, only a specific brand of meds would dull the pain away. However, my Migraine is strong and feisty and now the meds don’t have any effect. My ritual was so clearly defined; I’d have a small lunch, just enough to take the head meds and those pills they give you to “protect your intestinal flora”, then I’d go to my room which by then I would have turned into a dark echoey cave. Ice-cream would almost always be a good en-cas. And I used to hide in bed until the spell was broken. But none of this works anymore. Not the doctor’s suggestions, not the sleeping, not the hot towel, not the cold towel, icepack, hot water bottle, ice-cream, anti-inflammatory pills, herbal teas and infusions. None. So my doctor(s) and I have made a deal, the next few migraines, I have to just ride them out. Sweet, no? Except that my finals are next week, and I have tons of projects with nearing deadlines, etc.So, what are your ways of coping with migraines? What is your ritual?