Toppled by Stackable Migraine Triggers!

Teri Robert @trobert Health Guide
  • When was the last time I told you how much I hate Migraines? Arghhhh! I really, really, really hate them! There's too much to do today to be sidelined by a stupid, stupid Migraine! I wish this one would take physical form on my desk in front of me so I could beat the daylights out of it!


    Eeeewwww. Too many exclamation points in that paragraph. Guess you get the point that I hate Migraines. LOL!


    This is one of those brought on by stackable triggers. Our schedule here has become a bit strange with my husband (John) retired, but it's a regular schedule, and that's important for my Migraine management. We generally get up around 10 a.m. and go to sleep around 1 or 2 a.m.

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    BUT, last night, John woke up at 6 a.m., right in the middle of our sleep time. Did he lie there quietly or get up? No. He turned on the television in the bedroom. That attracted Ali, one of our cats, who proceeded to jump up on the bed and walk across my head, not once, but twice. Trigger #1: disrupted sleep.


    Trigger #2 was a very common one that I share with many of you -- barometric pressure change. A weather front moved through. Stack that on top of the disrupted sleep, and my preventive regimen just couldn't help me enough.


    Now that I've vented to you, I'm through complaining. Truly, I have no good reason or right to complain. It had been two months and two weeks since my last Migraine. That's far better than where I was at one time — averaging five days a week in bed with major Migraines. For those of you still having Migraines that are too frequent or hard to control, let me share with you that I got to this point by working with a Migraine specialist, learning my triggers and how to manage them, and working with my doctor on an effective preventive regimen. Don't give up — There's always hope!



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Published On: July 24, 2009