I have been getting fewer headaches lately so I thought I'd share my regimen. Lisa Valentine Clark has been keeping track of my headaches for years now and noticed a seasonal pattern. I started taking allergy medicine and it helps a lot.
I did have a little outbreak of migraines about a month ago. My last migraine started at church during sacrament meeting on fast Sunday. Since they are fairly (if temporarily) debilitating I had to get out of there fast so I started incoherently texting the primary presidency to cover for me and I had my father-in-law drive me home. I totally pulled a Lohann! Christian was sitting on the stand so I gave him a meaningful look. I was sure he felt my pain. As it turns out, he had no idea what was happening. This makes me concerned that my meaningful looks are not conveying everything I thought they were. Also, that's the last time I try fasting.
Unfortunately, I'm out of migraine medicine. I'm sorry but I just don't have time to see a doctor to get a refill--I'm too busy writing blogs about how I self-medicate. So while my migraines are less frequent, they are much worse when I do get them on account of no medicine. I wonder what I could do about that. Nothing, I guess! Let me just finish this blog post...
But I get other headaches too. I've noticed that if I eat less candy and take more naps I can eliminate almost all of my non-migraine headaches. I can still eat candy and sugar, but if I eat a whole (and by "whole" I mean 2lbs) bag of M&Ms I get kind of a hazy all-over gnawing headache. The most useful thing I've found for headache elimination is a short nap. Even just 10 minutes will do. It's like it pushes a reset button and clears the headache. I never knew a short nap would be beneficial. But it is. And now you know too.
I used to wake up almost every morning with a headache. It was horrible and made me sad. Then I discovered finishing sleep. I need my finishing sleep. At a certain stage in life it's impossible to ever get finishing sleep because of babies. But now I can usually get my finishing sleep. If Ellen wakes me up at say, 5am, to get in bed with me I will have a headache. But if I can go back to sleep for just a little while the headache will go away. That's finishing sleep. I need it. Of course, I'm not a doctor!
I hope you don't get a lot of headaches.