Holding On To Hope
12 Things You Should Never Say To A Chronic Migraineur
*I lose chunks of my life to migraines, so I agree with the serious nature of suffering from them and what to say to those who get them. They’re not easy to cope with.*
5 Tips On Preventing Summer Migraines
*I am in complete agreement with staying out of the really high heat days and remaining hydrated. You will never see me without a bottle of water, year-round.*
Making Big Plans When You Don’t Know What Your Health Situation Will Be
*This happens to me when I travel too. Pretty much every time I fly, I get a migraine either before I’m off the plane, or within 48 hours. Thankfully people that know me understand I might just disappear early one and lay down until the following day. No one takes it personally, and they go out of their way to make sure the temperature is just right and there’s no noise whatsoever.*
The Fibromyalgia Myth
This FREAKS ME OUT. I have been tested for Lyme Disease more than once, but I am going to request a re-test due to some of the things I have been experiencing of late, just to be on the safe side. For some of us, I think we need to be tested and re-tested because Lyme Disease is no joke. Neither is Fibromyalgia, but there’s no denying that the symptoms are the same and if we’re not seeing any relief, maybe there’s a misdiagnosis somewhere along the line. How amazing would it be if some of us could get our lives back and not have to suffer to the extent that we do?
I don’t think it hurts to double-check and find out if any of this applies to some or maybe even all of us. Better safe, than sorry. Don’t be afraid to speak up, ask questions, and be your own advocate.
When Your Neighbors Give You A Headache, Literally
I experienced a lot of this when I lived in an apartment. I had neighbors above me who were constantly noisy as all hell, the only time they were quiet was when they weren’t home. The TV was always blaring, or video games, or music, and it was way too much for me. I can’t tell you how many times I had to ring their doorbell and tell them to take it down 20 notches. They’d do it in the moment, but a few days later they’d be back at it. It’s one of the reasons I don’t think I could ever share walls with people again. I have noisy neighbors here too, but I have no qualms whatsoever about telling them to knock it off, especially when I’m sick.
MSG & Migraines
I have found that I’m sensitive to MSG, but not all of the time. If something is heavily dosed, I will get a headache pretty quickly from it, but if it’s a small amount, it won’t affect me. We’re all different in this respect, but this is still good info to have.