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Yes, I would like a little cheese with my whine

By Robin Dearing

Two days in a row now, I’ve woken up with a migraine headache.

Yesterday, I managed to get Margaret to school and teach my class with the pound-pound-pounding in my head and sickness in my gut. When I got home from class, I broke down and gave myself an Imitrex injection. After, I felt well enough to get some work done.

Today, when I realized I was sick again, my mood turned quickly. I had a crumby morning followed by another injection.

I’m well enough again to work, but those migraines and the associated medication get to me. I feel so hopeless. I haven’t been doing anything that usually triggers my migraines. Instead, I’ve been eating well and going to the gym. I should feel awesome.

I don’t and it blows.

Of course, there are always other things that add to me feeling down, but that’s how life works. There are always things to make you feel better and some to make you feel worse. Normally, I choose to focus on the things that make me feel better.

But these migraines are insidious. They creep into my psyche and mess stuff up. I start fearing that I will never not have migraines. I will always feel terrible and have to keep giving myself painful shots of powerful medicine.

It wears me down.

But I’ll work today and spend time with my family tonight and hope tomorrow is back to normal. 


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Maybe splurge on something stress-relieving, massage, pedicure?

One answer might be to look into Physical Therapy. If you can find a Physical Therapist that specializes in “manual therapy”, then this therapist can work with your neck and help put the cervical vertebrae in alignment to take away your mirgrain headaches.  Im a Physical Therapist Assistant and I work with a Great Physical Therapist, who performs “hands-on manual therapy”  I know he has helped our patients to stop their mirgraine headaches. 
You need to talk to the PT to see if this person performs manual therapy.  I hope this helps!

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