Friday, June 22, 2012

Unexpected Migraine-Free Experience: Migraine Awareness Month #22

June is Migraine Awareness month. Here is today's prompt:
Tell us about a time your plans changed due either an unexpected Migraine or an unexpected Migraine-free experience.

I have PLENTY of plans that have been changed due to Migraine over the last almost 7 years. I've missed every important event and small event you can think of.  However, I have a fantastic story to share about an unexpected Migraine-Free Experience.

As my health was quite crazy the most of the beginning of 2012, right now is the time that I am having unexpected Migraine-free experience. As a chronic Migraineur, currently I have only had 4 Migraines in 37 days. Oh yes, you read that correctly!!!  I have so many things happening in my life including the passing of my most beloved dog two weeks ago that could be triggers. Yet, I am flourishing and continue to improve. I am even able to wear my non-tinted prescription glasses in  places with fluorescent lights (even though I still get a bit sensitive, I don't get a Migraine.)

And to follow up on my previous post, I am driving regularly. I have gone shopping at stores after driving to them. And most exciting of them all, I am waiting to hear back from the instructor for a date that Zoe and I can take our annual test to get back in the process toward becoming an animal assisted therapy team! So excited to be closer to my long term dream goal that I thought was a long distance dream. 

I really wish I knew why my chronic Migraines have suddenly dropped in frequency. I have a great regimen that is balanced with medication and holistic measures. Perhaps everything I discussed that I have been doing in my last post has helped?  But honestly, I have done everything similarly before and not have these results. I think my brain just happens to be receptive neurologically in a good place right now.

I'm gonna continue the motto I have had when days were hard: Take one day at a time. Right now, I am going to enjoy each day and each moment and not being concerned about the next day.

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


  1. I am so happy to hear you are having less migraines...whatever the reason, I just hope it last!

    I'm so sorry to hear about your dog. We lost our Sandy 2 months ago. It's been a very difficult time. Grief is different for everyone, I don't have any comforting words...right now everything would sound hollow anyway. I'm here if you need. And thinking about you.

  2. So happy to hear that! I'm experiencing something similar since I've switched my diet...turns out that some food intolerances were causing lots of inflammation, so now that I've avoided those, the migraines have gone waaay down. I am so happy not to have to wear sunglasses in Walmart anymore and not worry about seeing spots and feeling faint due to the lights! It's wonderful to experience "good days" again, isn't it? Makes us realize how much we took them for granted before all the migraineyness (don't know if that's a real word, but it fits, haha)! I'll be praying that the good streak continues for you. :)

  3. Thanks Lacie! I'm thrilled to hear that you discovered something to decrease your Migraines. I am happy dancing for you! How wonderful! And yes, I know what you mean about realizing what I took for granted before all the migraineyness! :) I will also pray that the good streak continues for you. Thanks for chiming in and updating me on how you're doing! :)

    1. Woops...autocorrect. I swear I typed "Laci"!