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Travel trips for driving to see a friend

I have a question about how to have a better outcome for driving a couple states next door to see my friend in a couple months. The last time I visited I had a migraine the whole time and wasn't much fun to show around town. I am kinda nervous about scheduling it and following thru with going. I have more tools to keep myself on track like: keep stress level down, eat foods without triggers, stay on sleep schedule and bring own pillows/blankets that smell like me. When I drove alone last time I woke up early (before daylight and not my usual wake up time) and then drove all day eating fast food and junk along the way. I haven't confirmed yet or taken time off work yet because I am seeing if I can have more than one week of what I call "green light days".

  1. Hi rachel20,

    I'm so sorry it's taken so long to get back to you. It's true, traveling with migraine disease can be tricky. I've been doing a bit of traveling recently to help care for my aging parents, which in itself is stressful. Here's what I've been doing that seems to help;

    Organize and pack a few days ahead of time
    Drink LOTS of water - even though that may be more stops while driving.
    Vigilant trigger avoidance a week before travel
    Maintain a regular sleep schedule before travel
    Have migraine disease tools on hand at all times

    Even if I do all this, I may still get a migraine attack, which is frustrating.

    When I get to my destination I try my best to take care of myself. I try and stay away from food triggers, stay hydrated and maintain a regular sleep schedule which isn't always easy.

    I hope this helps. Let me know how you make out,

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