Ups and downs

I started getting migraines as a child. It wasn’t until my mom realized she was buying lots of OTC meds like Tylenol quite frequently that my condition was noticed. I had no idea that what I had wasn’t just what other people called a headache. I went to lots of specialists, tried lots of medications. No help. It wasn’t until I drug-tested Imitrex in the 80s that I felt any relief.

Since then, I’ve been able to do prodigious amounts of research on the Internet and have learned what works and what doesn’t with my body. For instance, I’ve learned to keep a sleep routine, even on weekends. I’ve learned to avoid alcohol. And I’ve learned that supplementing with CoQ10, specifically ubiquinol, helps tremendously. Over the years, I’ve had to gradually increase my daily dosage, but it has made a world of difference in the frequency and intensity of my migraines. Of course, I still get days like yesterday when a tropical depression forms on top of me and sets me off.

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