I’m having a moment, trapped in my body. I curl my hand around the coffee mug, and the heat of it holds me fast to my body, to the here, and the now, and the physical. Small wonder: I’m coming out of a two day long migraine attack and I am achingly aware of my… Continue reading Coffee and Cat Hair: Devotional Stories
I spent a good bit of time yesterday getting the notes I had in the book I was using in August and most of September into the digital file I'm keeping. I also made a calendar spread for the two months, and jotted in the days the migraine attacks happened. And yeah, it's been 4… Continue reading Oh, didn’t I tell you? This is a migraine blog now.
I still don't know if the other one the other day was, but this one 100% is. The whole back of the head, the whole I want to throw up, the whole even my hair hurts. Medicine has been taken, work has been notified, and I'm frustrated as fuck. I suspect my pillow is triggering… Continue reading Am Sure Migraine
Woke up with that "could be migraine, could be tension headache" pain in the back of my head. It's favoring the left side, which has me thinking it could just be pain from having slept wrong -- generally the migraine that hits the back of my head hits it full across. Took two ibuprofen, don't… Continue reading Not sure if migraine
Again, for my own records. Need to sit down and update the file I've got going in docs about this -- arguably that would be time better spent than posting this, but also, whatever. ;-pYesterday morning, by 8 it was clear I was having a hard time thinking thoughts and speaking words. I also complained… Continue reading Migraine caught!
More for me than for you, though you're obviously welcome to read.Got hit with "I'm so tired." on the 28th, on the way home from work. Complained about it ad nauseum, until it clicked that two migraines ago I had complained ad nauseum about being tired the day before. So, I took the medicine and… Continue reading Migraines, cont.
[Note 9/25/20: a footnote has been added for clarity.] [pictured above is Diana and Neech. Of the littles, Nan is Neech's favorite. He's been known to go out of his way to groom her. And Nan? Nan loves everyone] There are so many things that I’m worried about, so much that I can’t control. I… Continue reading Coffee and Cat Hair: A Written Meditation
Jotting this down to keep it cohesive and easy to find in one place. The 20th was migraine #3 for the month, and this one was the menstrual period that we're trying to avoid. The avoiding approach is taking medication for a few days before the bleeding is supposed to start, and then for a… Continue reading Migraines, cont.
[I don't know, yet, if these are going to keep showing up here. I'm doing a new thing, or I'm revisiting an old thing in a new way, and I'll be sharing them, but I don't know if I'll keep sharing them here. Let me know what you think? Also, if you're following me over… Continue reading Cat Hair and Coffee: Devotional Stories
Things I'm noticing, in no particular order: * mood dips before the migraine starts --> these are pronounced, and had been lost in the regular ups and downs of undertreated depression. It's so much easier to see the unrelated to anything going on around me mood plummets and energy drain. * Temperature issues. Before the… Continue reading MORE fun with migraines (Mental Health Diaries)