Living with Migraine

Today…here it is again

  • By amyfenn1

    Just thought I would start a thread where you can post when you in the midst of an attack. I looked around and didn’t see another one. I could have easily missed it. I am in the midst of one right now. The weather is bad here in the part of Texas where I live. Tropical Storm Bill is headed our way. I’m extremely nauseous, and can hardly hold my eyes open. The lights in my office are killing me, so I’m sitting in the dark in front of my computer. That’s not really much better. I’ve told my husband that he will be taking care of dinner tonight. I do have some medication that I can take when I get home that SHOULD abort the headache. It’s new though, so I don’t keep it with me, yet. If it works and doesn’t make me crazy in the head, it will go where ever I go in the future. The other abortive can’t be refilled for another few days. I do have an opiod nasal spray to use. I hate it, but it eases the pain a bit and I can work. Great.

    Lovely day…

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  • By Carolyn

    This thread is a fantastic idea, amyfenn! Thanks so much for starting this. The weather up in Michigan has been stormy as well, huge pressure drops a few times a week, so I’ve just been coasting through a storm of lousy with a few major spikes lately. The past few days have been extra bad, with a massive dose of anxiety and two panic attacks to boot. I’m starting to feel barely out of the woods today but I still feel like somebody’s standing on my face above my right eye. My saving grace lately is my Headache Hat.

    I hope the new medication helps. You’ve got this, you’ll be home before you know it. =)

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  • By Carolyn

    I hope you’re at home and more comfortable than you were earlier. Especially after toughing it out at work!

    I barely got a break, just sort of a brain-foggy fragile-headed restless-feeling half day, now right back to it with so much sound sensitivity and light sensitivity I’m done working for the night and am typing this with sunglasses on. I feel bad, had planned to cook a nice dinner since my boyfriend’s been so great about helping me with anxiety, even with working extra hours.

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  • By SJD

    Cloudy overcast days are common triggers for migrainers like us. Also living in high altitude like in Denver is as well. I feel for you. I always wear sunglasses just because bright lights are a trigger for me as well.

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  • By 97y22y

    Im in the midst of one that has been going on since Sunday. We can find a preventative that I dont have adverse reactions to and my rescue has stopped working. I can’t pick up the new rescue until Thursday. I called into work again. Boss is trying to be understanding. My mood is very low right now. I just feel off in general.

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  • By migraine-guy

    I’ve had one since Friday morning. The pounding in my right temple area woke me up. Got up to get a frozen headwrap from the kitchen. The dogs followed me downstairs thinking it was breakfast time and time to go outside. I thought, NO WAY, I don’t even want it to be light out. I can’t have a Migraine Morning today. I have a lot to do and I’ve already the Migraines early in the week.
    I want to get back in bed and re-wake up with no symptoms. I need this to not happen this morning.

    The kitchen window light was so bright, but it was too early.
    -not sunrise yet. I Got the ice wrap and back up to bed. Dogs went back to sleep.
    I still have symptoms a day later. My wife can only do so much and not like another day of me sick and unavailable around the house.
    Probably doesnt help that I stay in bed feeling down and out.
    At least I can post here.

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