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Migraine

Saturday, October 6th, 2012.  13DPMc.

I used to get headaches in high school.

And they kept getting worse…

My family doc had me record what I ate, drank, and did for weeks at a time to try to pinpoint what exactly was causing these cursed things.

It wasn’t caffeine, sodium, or anything I was eating, and in the end the doctor ruled them to be migraines.

Migraines triggered by hormonal fluctuations.

In college, they got worse.  They’d last days at a time, and the level of medication escalated weekly.

Then, when I started birth control, they went away completely.  It was great!

…Minus the whole Birth-Control-Tracy thing, anyway.

In the battle of batshit crazy, or in pain every other day, crazy won by a landslide.

Some people in my life may have preferred the pain, lol.

When I finally got off of birth control after the husband and I were engaged, I was really scared that the migraines would return.

Mercifully, they didn’t.

I asked my doctor why this was, and she said that many women go through more than one puberty-like hormonal shift.  The first one is obvious, and the others can be more subtle.  She asked if I had noticed any changes in my body over the years, and after thinking about it, I had.  She said that was probably the hormones regulating and that maybe I wouldn’t get migraines so much, or even at all anymore.

I also worried that the fertility medications I started taking a couple years after that conversation would bring back the pain.

Again, mercifully, they didn’t.

I worried again when I got that blessed BFP that the headaches were just around the corner…

And still… nothing.

I started to think I was invincible.

And then I miscarried.  And the migraines came back.

It’s been just about two weeks since the miscarriage, and I’ve had four migraines.  Two of them have lasted over 24 hours.

Including the one I have now… I’ve tried just about everything.

Here’s a short list of things that won’t work on migraines:

  • Tylenol
  • Motrin
  • Percocet
  • Caffeine
  • Sleep
  • Cold
  • Heat
  • Hot baths
  • Hot tea
  • Rest
  • Doctor Who repeats
  • Bacon
  • Nutella
  • Blogging

I’m typing this with one eye closed.  It hurts too much to have them both open at the same time.  Light hurts.  Sound hurts.  I’m hungry and nauseated all at once.  My face feels like it’s going to crumple in on one side.  My neck hurts, and my shoulders are tight because of that, and the pain from my shoulders is radiating down my arms and back.

I’m a mess.

I wonder if wine helps…?  I’m thinking not.

Oh, one other thing that I thought might help that totally didn’t?

Sex.

Yep.  First time since the miscarriage, and I wanted it to be something special… Instead, it turned into a device to help alleviate pain instead of alleviating something else.

Oops.

Anyway, it’s making me dizzy trying to type this with one eye, so I’m going to go lie around and try to watch sappy chick-flicks with one eye.  That should definitely help…

Happy weekend, friends.

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9 comments on “Migraine

  1. Shelley
    October 6, 2012 at 5:31 pm #

    Oh no! I hope it goes away soon! 😦

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  2. kimmy
    October 6, 2012 at 7:29 pm #

    Try something with a sinus medication in it, Advil Cold and Sinus works well. Good luck!

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  3. jackie
    October 6, 2012 at 8:55 pm #

    Ick…I get migraines too. The only two things that have ever help: chiropractic adjustments & sleeping mask in bed with all the lights/electronics off and room darkening shades closed on window.

    Hope it goes away… ugh I feel bad because I know how much it effin sucks! Xoxox

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  4. Theresa
    October 7, 2012 at 6:50 pm #

    uggggh, can you call your doc?

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  5. mrsgreengrass
    October 7, 2012 at 8:25 pm #

    That sucks. I had two migraines during early pregnancy, but luckily caffeine plus tylenol (if taken early) works for me. You’ve obviously tried everything you can, so I’ll just wish it away for you!

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  6. Ashley
    October 8, 2012 at 10:05 am #

    I have one today, and this is exactly how I feel. I’ll be under the covers if anyone needs me. 😦

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  7. Nicole
    October 9, 2012 at 12:37 pm #

    Sounds like maybe a massage would help. Have your tried that? If it doesn’t help at least you got a nice massage, and who couldn’t use that? Or I know around me a lot of Chiropractor’s also do acupuncture, I’ve heard that can help also.

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  8. A Morning Grouch
    October 11, 2012 at 12:04 pm #

    I think you should try bacon again. Mixed with nutella.

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  9. Amber Rose
    October 12, 2012 at 8:30 pm #

    I’ve tried about everything and when those bitches hit that’s all she wrote. Hang in there lover!! i’m with you!

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