So tired of being tired...

One thing that any migrainuer can attest for is how much migraines can take out of us. Even with medication that works in a decent amount of time, you always leave the experience feeling so TIRED! Not just the "I'm sleepy" tired, but the level of exhausted you get after a marathon.

You get to the point where you just start to get sick of it, being this tired seemingly all of the time... I don't know what causes it, but I assume it's just a side effect of the intense pain. It makes me tense, it makes it hard to relax, and when it's over I just feel so wiped out from the whole experience. People assume that when the pain and side effects are gone, the migraine is done and I should be back to normal, but what they don't know is that I want to curl up in a bed just as badly as I did with the pain.

I don't know who to talk to about this. It's easy enough to describe and explain physical symptoms that are often used to diagnose migraines, but completely different to explain something that occurs as a side effect of the migraines, but I hate being tired. I'm so tired of being tired. I just want the migraine to be over when it's done, the postdrome is just something harder to understand than the migraine itself.

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