What a Rude Migraine
This photo shows you how I felt about 1:30 a.m. when a horribly rude Migraine crept up on me and knocked me flat. Well, it didn't exactly knock me flat. It knocked me up and down out of my bed until about 5:30 a.m.
I was lying in bed reading, minding my own business. Just following my usual schedule of reading before turning out the light. That may seem late, but with my husband retired, that's my usual schedule. He rightfully resents alarm clocks and getting up early, so I generally read until 1 or 2 a.m. and sleep until 10 a.m.
Anyway, I don't think I've ever had a Migraine come on so quickly. This one was Migraine without aura, and I can't think of any prodrome symptoms even. So, no warning at all. No sense in taking any oral meds with the nausea and heaving. Luckily, I have injectable antinausea medication. Dear hubby was rather rudely awakened by my whining that I needed help. He got my medications, maybe took a bit of pleasure in sticking me with a needle after I had awakened him, and I tried to sleep. Oh, no such luck. Most of you know the drill. I despite the fact that the nausea decreased, I was still kept running for the bathroom for hours.
This was an unusual Migraine for me. Only a mild headache phase, but horrid nausea and diarrhea. (Yeah, I know. Ick.) I did what we advise everyone to do -- checked in with Dr. Krusz since this was an unusual Migraine. Duly noted, but nothing to be concerned about in his opinion.
So, why am I telling you all of this? Well, for a couple of reasons:
- I felt like complaining a bit, and
- I wanted to touch bases and let you all know that, even with a preventive regimen that has GREATLY reduced the number of Migraines I get, I'm still one of the gang, and I do understand.
I hope the day was better for you!
Medical review by John Claude Krusz, PhD, MD.