Sunday, June 3, 2012

The Devil of All Migraine Triggers: National Migraine Awareness Month #3

 AwarenessMonth2012BC2Today's Prompt: Just shoot me now! What's your worst Migraine trigger? Can you avoid it? How do you handle it?  

There is no hesitation here that my hormones are my worst Migraine trigger.

Can I avoid it? Well, nope. I'm a woman. It goes with the territory.

How do I handle it?  I take a low dose estrogen birth control pill continuously going as long as I can between periods. My longest is 5 months! Then I have a week of the devil of all Migraines, menstrual Migraines, that keep me flat and in bed for 7-9 days. (You can see why I don't want them every month). I use Frova twice a day for five days and Toradol injections for the unspeakably horrid cramping. Basically, I just try to get through it each day by staying in my dark room, keeping horizontal with distraction by computer, television, movie or book on tape. Emotionally I keep reminding myself that it will not last forever.

"National Migraine Awareness Month is initiated by the National Headache Foundation. The Blogger's Challenge is initiated by www.FightingHeadacheDisorders.com."

1 comment:

  1. My worst triggers are often menstrual but also weather, if it's raining and I'm menstruating...please just shoot me.

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