Conference Schmonference: my first migraine-free conference!

There’s a first time for everything, right? Well, this past week, I celebrated what I think was my First Time At A Conference With No Migraine. You heard it here first, folks: I was out of town, crashing in a hotel, attending sessions all day, and going to dinners and networking get-togethers into the night. I sat under bright lights (sometimes with a hat, sometimes without), took furious notes, and dealt with some stressful situations (mostly positive ones, but ones that certainly worked up my nerves a bit!).

I cannot remember the last time I was at a conference like this and didn’t have to pop any pills. Hearing that might make you wonder why I go to conferences in the first place—I mean, if they seem to be trigger-happy places for me, why go? The long and short of it is this: I love conferences. But we’ll save that subject for another time.

For now let us celebrate! And jump up and down!

This was an especially remarkable feat because I had my period for part of the trip. (In a strange twist of fate, my period was early for the first time in years—perhaps my hormones kicked in early so that the Migraine Days I necessarily suffer through at the very beginning of my cycle occurred before I flew to D.C.) Yes, I just talked about my period. Hope that’s not TMI for you.

I did get a migraine in the middle of the night a few hours before I left the hotel, but at that point the conference was officially over, right? Also, I’d had a glass of wine at a reception earlier in the evening. Not my smartest move. When will I learn? 🙂

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