Thursday, December 18, 2014

Blergh

I get migraines on average of twice a year. The last few haven't been too bad: a few handfuls of OTC drugs, a few hours of rest, and I'm good to go.

Last night, I changed into barn clothes and as I said goodbye to my coworker, I noticed that I was having trouble seeing her. I started to get nervous, but headed out anyway. By the time I got to my car and started it, my aura had started in earnest. Cars on the road in front of me came in and out of my vision, and I lost all depth perception.

I was able to drive the few blocks home, and get drugs into my just as my aura vanished and the migraine really hit. I crawled into bed and after a few hours, felt steadier and able to sit up and have some food. Then back to bed.

This mornin I woke up with my head back in a vice grip, and the world spinning when I moved. I stopped getting migraine-specific drugs a few years ago when they began giving me horrendous side effects - the only time I've ever had bad side effects from drugs - and this is really the first one I've had in a long time that I needed them for. Oh well. 

So I am home sick today, having finally migrated from the bed to the couch. Sitting up works again, but moving at anything more than a snail's pace is out of the question. I am watching Ken Burns documentaries and crocheting Christmas gifts.

Which is a long and windy way of saying that I am not riding or at the barn. I have hopes that by this evening I can get to the barn to groom but I am not counting on it.

Sigh. Anyone else get migraines?

10 comments:

  1. I've only had them maybe twice in my life, but each time they've been awful!

    Feel better soon!

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  2. I get them every 2-3 months and while they're nothing like you've described, they are awful for certain. Take your time :)

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  3. Imitrex. Best thing to happen to me for migraines. I am the no light, no noise, throwing up migraine girl and a half dose of Imitrex halts them in their tracks in 5 mins.

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  4. I feel your pain...I get migraines every 2-3 months and they knock me on my tail. I have to avoid light and noise, if I don't I am throwing up :( I've never tried migraine specific drugs, always just dosed up on the OTC pain relievers and toughed it out. I do know that for a day or two after they subside I still feel "off," and very sluggish.

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  5. yikes - sounds awful! get better soon !

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  6. My mom gets them, but I'm more of the chronic headache type. Migraines are the worst!

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  7. I feel your pain. I'm down to 1-4 most months (vs weeks!) but most are the sort that just make my head miserable; I almost never get any auras at all, so I'm usually able to work through them.
    I do find I get migraines after our LDs, though, so that may be my limiting factor in moving up in distance. Ugh!

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  8. :( I get them a couple times a month. Totally sux.

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  9. Oh heavens yes, All. The. time. Immitrex works well for me, but so many things trigger them and avoiding all that stuff is so hard...

    Sorry you were laid out by a bad one, those are the pits.

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