Less Stress = Fewer Migraines
Hello! My name is Vanessa Farias. I have had migraines for over 36 years. I have tracked them and tried to pinpoint what causes them. What I have learned is that they aren't caused by one thing and sometimes it seems like they're caused by nothing. I'm sure a lot of other migraine sufferers can relate.
Anyway, one of the things that always seemed to make them worse was the stress I was feeling at work over the past year. So, I recently decided to resign -- after 28 years with the same company. And you know what? My migraines went from more than 15 per month to only 4! And I'm not taking a handful of preventative medications every day either.
I am still trying to deal with the fact that I'm not working and resisting the urge to feel fearful of not having a j.o.b. But, I don't want to go back to a traditional stress-filled job just to have an income that will probably be spent on medication because I'm pretty sure my migraines would slowly come back.
So, I'm blogging as a way to work from home. I set my own hours and work when I feel like it. I don't have a boss breathing down my neck and don't have rush out every morning and race 50 miles a day to and from a job. Blogging like most things takes time, commitment and work. And I very new at it so I'm trying to take it easy on myself until my work from home venture can become a very successful one!
My migraines are finally manageable because I left the job that was slowly killing me. I know that sounds blunt but it's true.
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