Unexpected Hardship? Don't Suffer Needlessly
When going through a tragedy or an emergency, call your migraine specialist. I recently found myself in the midst of a truly horrifying situation that would not quickly disappear. I knew it meant high stress for an extended period of time. I don't know what made me think of calling my migraine specialist. Usually us migraineurs will suffer on our own. We have a tendency to believe either we should be able to handle it or that "it'll go away". Famous last words.
Well, my phone call to my migraine specialist was met with understanding and a willingness to help however they could. I was put on a short term course of meds that curtailed the mounting thumps in my head.
Knowing that I could count on "my team" to get help before I fell apart meant ALOT to me. The caregiver needs to be able to take care of everyone. Sometimes they need to think a few minutes & take care of themselves. With the help of my doctor & staff, I'm making it through this. I just wanted to share my story so that if happens to you, please don't suffer anymore than we usually do. Make a phone call. Be proactive. And stay strong.
When it comes to planning vacations or other events where travel is required, how much does migraine factor into your decision-making?