Monday, June 1, 2009

more migraines

I seem to have suffered more than my usual share of migraines recently (this is post-migraine-induced nap). I'm still working on the I mentioned in an old post, the big trigger for me is bright light/eyestrain. It's usually compounded by dehydration or poor eating habits; for example, eating donuts for breakfast.

A friend of mine in grad school got similar migraines, and she thought that pressure changes had a lot to do with it. I realized that I did indeed tend to get migraines when a warm front moves through.

I'm relatively lucky because I can treat my migraines with simple OTC stuff, as long as I take it as soon as I start to feel draggy/headachy. But my mother, who I've inherited my migraines from, insists that they get steadily worse over time. Not something I'm looking forward to.

1 comment:

Silver Fox said...

My migraines did get worse after I turned 40. In fact, before that, I didn't really recognize them as migraines, and could just use a dark room, an overnight sleep, and OTC pain meds for relief. After they got worse and I finally realized they were migraines, I ended up going with a prescribed med, which has gradually reduced the frequency of them, provided that I medicate at onset. The med is not something one wants to take very often.

I hadn't thought about pessure changes as triggers, but it makes sense.