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Migraine Struggles
      04/23/05 04:10 PM

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Since I posted last I have had 3 migraines, one lasting 3 days. I am incredibly frustrated. I'm going back to the neurologist May 4. But it looks like I'm going to have to accept that the attacks are just completely unpredictable. I've been keeping a migraine diary for over a year now and there is no consistent pattern. Sometimes that time of month does it, sometimes I'm fine. Sometimes the weather does it, other times I'm fine. Sometimes getting too tired triggers one or staying out too late, sometimes not. Sometimes bright light does it, sometimes no problem. Sometimes smells trigger me, other times not.

It's kind of like living with an alcoholic -- you never know if he or she is going to be okay or smashed!

At least IBS is predictable. If I cheat, I pay. But migraines seem to have a mind of their own. I guess I'm just going to always have to have a Plan B. Plan A is what I'll do if I feel okay and Plan B is what I'll do instead if I get a migraine.

I'm not counting the days anymore at the suggestion of someone on the migraine board. When she gets one, she notes down how long it has been, but she doesn't like to get her hopes up by counting every day.

So we'll see if this approach works any better for me. My new goal is to just not get upset when I get one. A very low hurdle that maybe I can manage. As if it's no worse than a cold.

Hope you all are doing well.

Keep it simple!

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* Migraine Struggles
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* Sorry your head is causing you pain!
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* Oh, LS
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