A Migrainous Christmas

Nancy Harris Bonk Health Guide
  • I am getting the feeling that this may not be a pain-free Christmas for me. Once again, I woke up with a Migraine.


    Apparently, going to bed extremely late is a new Migraine trigger for me. On occasion I have trouble falling asleep. Instead of staying in bed tossing and turning, I get up and do something. Last night was different. I knew I wasn't going to fall asleep, so I didn't even try to go to bed. After a bit of computer time, I spent a few mind numbing hours watching TV. That seemed to do the trick. I was sleepy.


    Waking up this morning was a real challenge. My neck hurt, my head hurt and even my eyes hurt. It was a Migraine. I took a deep breathe, took my triptan, and realized I had to add another check mark next to the trigger box. I aslo believe that weather changes play a role in my head pain. And let's not even talk about the aches from the rest of my chronic pain mess....

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    So, the holidays are off to a rocky start. Everything that needed to be done, is done. The extra things I thought about doing, won't be done. If I have any hope of staying away from an IV infusion, I need to take a step back, relax and think of myself. Three things I am not too good at.

Published On: December 22, 2007