Had to take a moment. When my heart catches up with my brain and it's just a bit too much. Nothing is very enjoyable. I underestimated my emotions, which makes sense, how I'm poured out daily. Others come first. I'm the last one to the process. Maybe I don't connect emotionally according to expectations, but I have my ways. I prayed for you every day. I offered Mass for you. I included you in my 54 day Rosary novena. I fasted before dates. Each date got it's own Rosary. You get caught up in the what you can't have from me, but look at the spiritual bouquet. I gave all that I could. 😞
In short, I lied when I said I wasn't as attached. Just differently attached. I know men are insecure with me dating online, so I make myself exclusive before we even have that talk. I shut down all my profiles. I shut down other adavnces. 💠
I'd date differently if I knew how. I don't. But I don't know how many more times I can keep giving my all (without sinning). #beingsingle#singleagain#romancatholic#tradcatholic#stressreaction#migraineattack#emotional#sad#gottamoveon
People living with migraine can benefit greatly from the specialized care of a neurologist. We recently spoke with Dr. Dawn Buse about how to establish a supportive relationship with your doctor and advocate for your migraine. Learn more in this article from our resource library (link in bio).
I had a migraine come on whilst live on air yesterday- probably one of the worst places for it to happen!(but everyone at QVC was so kind and supportive, and thanks dalefranklintv for holding the fort talking for both of us about handbags and then pipagordon for joining and covering my show later) The bright studio lights made it pretty excruciating, and as soon as there was a break, I had to go and lie down and shut down. It’s always frightening when everything starts rippling, there are bright flashes, and blind spots; it just makes it impossible to keep the eyes open at all. It’s a strange disconnect from the real world, and leaves me feeling out of it for a couple of days. Although it can be ‘explained’ physically, there is still a lot of mystery around it. I’ve had kundalini yoga teachers tell me it’s a message from above and not to take any medication for it, I’ve had people not understand that it is NOT a headache, and be impatient or unsympathetic. When it happens I have to just shut down and sleep for half a day. Then it takes me a couple more to feel back to normal. I’m up and about now and just taking it easy. I have sensitive eyes at the best of times, hence why I wear sunglasses so much, squint, have a frown wrinkle because of it, and wear eye masks in bed/sometimes on the tube!
Since medication is a key factor in the treatment and management of headache/migraines it’s important to know and understand what were putting into our bodies!
To simplify understanding, there are two main categories of migraine medications: preventive and abortive (or rescue). 🔸Preventive- just how it sounds! Helps prevents migraine attacks from occurring! Usually taken orally daily but can be monthly or quarterly if self-injected. The three types of preventives are:
🔺Anticonvulsants: anti-seizure medications that have a dual purpose of migraine prevention. Ie Topomax
🔺Antidepressants: used for treatment of depression but also migraine comorbidity. I.e Amitriptyline
🔺Antihypertensives: high blood pressure meds as well as migraine prevention. i.e Beta Blockers
🔺Botox and the newly approved CGRP medications are other options for the prevention of chronic migraine in adults. 🔸Abortive- used during a migraine attack to relieve pain and stop (abort) the progression of migraine. These medications are taken PRN or “as needed” at the first inkling that a migraine attack may be coming. Take these medications as early and as quickly as possible, taken to late will decrease medication efficacy. There is a limit on the amount these can and SHOULD be taken/month to avoid rebound headaches. There are also three types of abortives: 🔺Analgesics: these are your over the counter medications. I.e ibuprofen, Tylenol for more of a mild migraine
🔺Triptans: these types of medications are migraine specific to patients who suffer from severe migraine or do not respond to analgesics. Can all be taken orally, some as a nasal spray or even a self injectable. Ie: Sumatriptan (Imitrex) or Rrizatriptan (Maxalt) 🔺Ergot Alkaloids: These are what we would consider cycle breakers for patients who do not respond to Analgesics OR Triptans. I.e Maxalt or DHE.
Whether it means bringing a migraine-friendly recipe to share with your family or hosting a relaxed alternative to boisterous parties, continue to advocate for yourself and your disease. The American Migraine Foundation is here for you. ⠀
When you begin your journey to becoming migraine and headache free, you have to start with the ‘why’. Your ‘why’ is your driving force and will help you push through when times get tough.
The ‘how’ in the journey is not to be considered in the process. Just understand that you want to get from point A to point B but you don’t know how you are going to get there right now, but that’s ok. That’s the way it’s meant to be.
When you try to figure out the ‘how’ you sabotage the process, you try to force solutions that you think will fit, you close yourself off to opportunities and you create anxiety, stress and pain in the process.
Let go of the ‘how’ and take each step at a time. When you release resistance to the ‘how’, your journey can truly begin to unfold.
Are you currently stuck in trying to find out the ‘how’?
What makes Migraine Surgery Specialty Center different?
Aside from the highly personalized treatment you will get at our facility, Dr. Lowenstein’s personal operating facility makes a tremendous difference. The instruments and tools used in migraine surgery are fine and very specific. Dr. Lowenstein chooses and buys all of these instruments himself, and nobody else uses his equipment. You can call Dr. Lowenstein a control freak, but his attention to detail and the control of his operating environment is critical to his work.
Between planning parties and attending events, it can be difficult to find time to breathe. Set a number of events you’re willing to attend in a week, and be sure to carve time out for yourself to reset.
On your quest to becoming healthy, it is so important that you find the right doctor for you.
Your doctor should listen to you, make you feel supported and understood, and most importantly, you should work well together as a team. .
If you don’t feel you work well with a certain doctor or practitioner, keep searching until you find the right fit.
This is no different to any other relationship in life. Sometimes people gel and sometimes they don’t.
When you find the right fit, magic can truly happen. Have you found a doctor/practitioner who has really helped you on your healing journey?
The Migraine Stopper is a migraine treatment breakthrough. Use it anytime and anywhere. It’s light weight and small enough to carry in your handbag. It is a one off purchase that gives years of therapy. Try it now, and treat your own migraines without drugs!
Visit our website now www.themigrainestopper.com
Patients with migraine can be especially vulnerable to attacks during the holidays—when stress, alcohol and seasonal scents abound. Tune in to the AMF Facebook page this Thursday, December 13, at 8 p.m. ET to hear AMF Director Nim Lalvani's tips on how to avoid common migraine triggers during the #holiday season.
And who said migraine-free eating had to be boring!
Here at Head Health we are currently in the process of developing some amazing migraine friendly recipes for you to get your hands on.
Anyone fancy some mouth watering fish tacos?
Lets talk preventatives.
Have you personally had success with preventative migraine medications? If so, which ones?
Additionally, have you had success with preventative lifestyle changes, such as diet, sleep, self-care, stress reduction?
We would love to know. Share you experience here...
Avoid crowds and save yourself the stress by getting the same great deals from the comfort of your home. Members of our #MoveAgainstMigraine support group shop online for groceries and gifts, so there’s one less thing to worry about during the holiday season.
Just left my neurologist appointment for my back but didn't even get to really talk about it. Started having a hemiplegic migraine with convulsions in the waiting room. It's been a while since I've had a Whopper! I'm still dealing with muscle pain from the convulsions and weakness from HM but I'm much better. Now headed to post office to put @achysmileshop orders in the mail. Thankfully my hubby is my handsome chauffeur today ❤️ oh, and this tshirt will be live in the shop tonight!! www.achysmile.shop
Migraine Stopper uses specific positive and negative air pressure applied to the ear canal, to in effect “turn off” migraine pain and give control back to migraines sufferers.
Get more info on our website, link on bio
You can’t leave your migraine at home as you vacation, but there are ways to mitigate travel-related migraine attacks and advocate for yourself when in an unfamiliar environment. Members of our community recently shared their tips for traveling with migraine. Read them at our link in bio.
So with the impending move (packing, chasing solicitors, estate agents chasing us) + normal school/after school responsibilities + the lead up to Christmas (or lack thereof because it's all packed 🙈) + the return of the elves, I've spread myself a bit too thin and ended up with the mother of all migraine attacks... Hubster took over and did both school runs, first the eldest to her school then back to collect the young'uns to theirs (we usually split it and he does eldest, I do youngest because they're in opposite directions) and I stayed in bed and slept and slept and slept!
When I woke, I felt able to finally swallow all my tablets without fear I would just throw them back up and then prayed they would kick in quickly...
Thankfully, after two sets of migraleve and two sets of my gabapentin, I feel a little normal again.
I am however going to say 'night and try to get a restful sleep.
Rest up peeps x