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  • By Madison10

    Hello ~ After many years of migraines, I’ve decided to accept the fact that I’m a migraineur. I’ve tried so hard to deny that I am a part of this club. It’s not a club I tried out for, or joined. It was picked for me. And as much as I don’t want to be a member, apparently it’s not my decision.
    With that being said – I will start to play by the rules a little more. I will return to keeping track of my dietary intake (major triggers for me) and hopefully in time, I will have less migraines.
    But I needed to start here – openly declaring I am a migraineur. Hopefully this first step will help me on my path to wellness.

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  • By Nancy Harris Bonk Moderator

    Hi Madison10,

    Thank you so much for posting that. I think many of us would be better served with this realization, something that isn’t easy.

    Triggers vary from person to person, and can change over time. Dehydration, skipping meals and irregular sleeping patterns can all be strong triggers for some of us. Let me share with you a few articles on keeping a migraine diary that may help; https://migraine.com/blog/better-at-tracking-daily-habits/
    https://migraine.com/blog/migraine-management-essential-trigger-management/
    https://migraine.com/blog/migraines-have-triggers/
    https://migraine.com/blog/migraine-food-triggers-introduction/.

    I’ll stop now so I don’t overwhelm you. Let me know if you’d like more information.

    Best of luck!
    Nancy

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  • By kstout135

    Hi Madison10,

    I was really hard for me to accept that I have this disease/disorder too. You don’t really want to accept that you have something that can’t be seen by others.

    kstout135

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    • By Madison10

      Hi kstout135~So true. But I have to say, now that I have accepted it-I’ve been taking my condition more serious, and I’ve had them for 15 years so it’s a break through for me.

      That being said – I’m more diligent with my health log, keeping track and making notes daily. I’ve already seen a pattern within 2 weeks, caffeine…I’ve known all along it’s the ringleader, and have previously avoided it for periods of time. But seeing it in print is a different story.

      And now I know if I have it, it can only be for 2 days in a row, then the next few days I must detox, no wiggle room here. And I’m only having 1/4-1/2 cup each day, not a large amount of caffeine by any means.

      I would like to hear more about how you’re doing, if you feel like sharing.

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  • By kstout135

    Hi Madison10,

    Thanks for sharing! Your record is impressive! That’s great that you write about them daily! I have a pattern too; I get them really bad for about six months, then I get a break, then they come back. The pattern started out with vomiting a lot. Now I get menstraul migraines. Thank you for asking 🙂

    kstout135

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