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The Migraine and the Mountain: A Travel Story

Hey awesome community members! How you peeps doin’? Hope you’re well, but if you’re in need of a laugh, check out my video.

Why, you ask? If you want to know how I ended up in a Spider Hut with a throbbing migraine. Oh, and how I saved someone’s life. That’s why.


Karma comes full circle.

It felt like karma came back to help. I’d saved Henry with that water, and then the lady saved me. If you’re wondering about Henry, we parted ways that day, but later heard he’d completed the hike to all the temples. He told everyone along the way that we’d saved him. I’m sure he would’ve made it one way or another, but it was nice to help him out.

Tell me your story.

Do you have a crazy travel adventure involving a migraine attack or symptoms? Did you have a moment you prevailed despite the adversity? Do you think back at it now and have a good laugh? I want to hear it! Share in the comments below!

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  • Marijo
    2 years ago

    Thank you for sharing!

  • Marijo
    2 years ago

    Hi Great Story! I relate to vacations interrupted by migraines!

  • Macbeck
    2 years ago

    I was traveling by train from Oregon to visit family in Virginia. My first evening I’d planned to have a glass of wine with my dinner – I mean, isn’t that the ultimate picture of train travel? Then about half way through dinner a vestibular migraine struck (a combo of disequilibrium and full-on vertigo). Obviously I didn’t drink any more wine but still had half the mini-bottle they give you.

    This particular train has 2 separate sleeper sections and wouldn’t you know it, my car was the last one on the train. I knew I’d never make it back by myself as there was not only the observation car but 5 coach cars as well. I requested assistance to my car so they called my car attendant. Here I am, can barely stay on my feet even going quite slowly & my car attendant has one of my hands tucked securely between his elbow & body. People in the coach cars start looking at me & the half-bottle & you could tell they were thinking “geez lady, can’t you hold your liquor?” I was so embarrassed that a couple times I spoke out with, “it’s not the liquor folks, it’s vertigo.”

    Embarrassing at the time, but I was chuckling over it by the next day.
    And yes, I finished my wine after I got back to my seat! LOL

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