June 6th, 2016

The Blue Blue Sky

My migraines seem to have a seasonal aspect to them that I have not fully worked out. In fall, winter, and spring, they seem to go into abeyance and I feel I’m “getting better”–the migraines are not gone, but fewer and less severe. Then the weather gets hot and things don’t seem to drastically change, but the potential for a headache to go from unfortunate to catastrophic emerges in a way that just doesn’t seem to happen in cool weather.

Last night I was sicker than I’ve ever been from a migraine–as I maxed out my prescription drugs around 4am I was thinking that if this didn’t work, the next step would be the ER. But it did work and by around 5 I was able to sleep–when I got up at 7:30 I was shaky and dizzy, but almost out of pain. Now, midafternoon, I’m fine.

Actually, I’m sort of bouncy! It is so strange to be in such terrible shape and then back to normal again so quickly–it gives one a new appreciation for walking around and being hugged and looking at the bright blue sky (all things I can’t stand when I have a migraine). Life, while as problematic as it ever was, looks a lot better after trying to vomit from pain quietly in the middle of the night so I didn’t wake my husband (failed, I’m pretty). Whatever’s going on today, at least it’s not that!

I really really don’t like having migraines, don’t get me wrong–I would give up a lot to get them out of my life permanently. But since I have them, it’s worth noting that the bright side is the realization, a few times a summer, that my non-migraine life is AMAZING and I’m so grateful to have it.

 

2 Responses to “The Blue Blue Sky”

  • Emily says:

    That sucks, Rebecca. Sounds terrible. Your brain is so good to you with writing skills, but then is so mean to you with migraines. :(
    (Btw, I’m commenting from my iPhone because my work computer still thinks your blog is “unsafe.” Ha!)


  • Rebecca says:

    Aw, thanks, Emily. Honestly, as migraines go mine are still not as bad as it can get, so I try not to whine, but it is startling to be so sick–but also interesting! I think I keep writing about it because the migraines are unlike anything else in my life and much as I hate them, I still think they are kinda fascinating!


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