Lately I have suffered (yes, the word is suffered) from migraines way too often. Since the end of September I have had least 7 migraines. It takes 2 prescription medication pills and often a shot to cure each migraine.
For me, a migraine feels like a hand is under my skull and is on top of my head and is squeezing my brain. Sometimes the squeezing is rhythmic, other times the squeezing has no rhyme or reason. Either way, my head hurts. Hurts really doesn’t describe the pain adequately enough. Nor does the word squeezing. There is more pressure on one side of my head and sometimes the pain turns into stabbing – like an ice pick through my head.
The pain travels to my eyes. My eyes become super sensitive to light.
My tummy starts to feel queasy. There is another prescription medication to make that go away.
To make a migraine go away I have to sleep. It’s mandatory. I fall into a deep, deep sleep. If I am lucky and I have just taken some magical medication meant to end a migraine, the tightness that is wrapped around my head eases as I drift to sleep. If I am unlucky I simply cannot fall asleep.
I haven’t been charting my headaches in the past….but that task is starting now! I made a google document so I am on top of my medical history. I think I am to the point where a daily preventative medication may be a good idea. Blah, I didn’t wan to go there.
If you take any sort of medication be sure to read the Pharmacy Coupons: Save on Prescription Medications with NeedyMeds post. A pharmacist told me about a site that allows you to print manufacturer coupons for prescriptions at home which allows you to save big at the pharmacy!
Do you get migraines? What works for you?
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