When the Migraine Glass is Almost Full

You may have seen the One-Minute Trigger Theory video we shared recently. I talk about how each trigger fills the glass more and when it overflows I get a migraine. Today let’s talk about how to use the theory in everyday life:

 

As you can see, the main strategy I employ is to mitigate as many factors as possible. But I do believe that is easier to do with occasional migraine attacks that are episodic in nature. When chronic or at higher frequency of attacks, I’ve often felt my glass is constantly full and one little thing can tip it off. It makes for a frustrating experience since few risks seem worth taking. I would love if you could share your frequency of migraine as well as how susceptible you feel you are to triggers. How does this affect your life, your work, and your time with friends and family?

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  • GiselaB
    2 years ago

    Hi Lisa,

    Great video! Thank you for the analogy with the cup. I realized I could do way better with keeping my triggers at bay when I feel that a headache is coming, but to be honest my headaches rarely don’t turn into a migraine. I will research the thera specs – I haven’t seen them before. Hopefully, they have them here in Canada. I hope you are migraine free today. All the best!

  • lisa c santa cruz
    2 years ago

    hi lisa,
    thank you for the video. very relevant to me. i would like to know where you purchased thera specs and do they need to be prescription or can i pick a pair up anywhere or online?? i absolutely need these for work my dark glasses are too dark working with my customers. i appreciate the feedback.

  • Lisa Robin Benson moderator author
    2 years ago

    Hi Lisa,

    I’m glad you found the video helpful! You do not need an Rx for TheraSpecs unless you need vision correction. Also sometimes they are covered by health insurance or if you have a medical spending account like an HSA of FSA. You can go to TheraSpecs.com to look at the styles and tint options (they have indoors which is the red tint and a darker one for outdoors–I wear both). What’s nice about the indoor ones is customers can see your eyes. I work with customers too and they never mention them (though I’m an artist so it could easily just be my “look” lol). Hope this helps. 🙂

    Lisa

  • texaseve
    2 years ago

    This is a nice analogy and many will find it enlightening. I agree 100% with the triggers. If I am having a headache “in the background” that isn’t bad, although there, I am careful of what I eat, too much heat, humidity, light, etc. as those can drive me over the edge. There is an awesome video about to come out called “Out My Head” soon…. it was a project that funded through the public. I will let you all know when I see it out.

  • Lisa Robin Benson moderator author
    2 years ago

    Hi Texaseve,

    Oh, yes, I am very much looking forward to Out of My Head. I have followed it for a long time!!!

    Hope your headache went away. Thanks for your comment!

    Lisa

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