6WS: JackHammer Time

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Migraine rules. Little white pill overrules!


Photo © The Faster Times

Though the left side of my skull is trying to take over my weekend, I won’t let it. Usually I wait far too long before I finally give in and look for a temporary solution in medicine. But my family does not need a zombie-mother. They need a smile. And so do I.

So together, we – the little white pill and I – will overrule this migraine and get out into the fresh air.

Do you have tips to get rid of and – better – avoid migraines? I’d love to hear them.

Happy Painless Weekend!

PS. If you want to see the pictures I’ve made of our walk, then click on Groen, Groener, Groenst. Don’t let the Dutch discourage you. It simple means: Green, Greener, Greenest ;)

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19 thoughts on “6WS: JackHammer Time

  1. I was getting migraines and bad headaches for days on end. Even the meds were not doing much except dulling the pain. Due to high blood pressure at one point I decided to change my diet and with it went most of the migraines and headaches as well as the high blood pressure. I try to avoid processed food, canned food etc (most of my shopping is in the fresh food sections only), exercise a minimum of 45 min per day (just walking), seldom drink things like coffee or pop, seldom use salt or butter/marg, make my own cakes and goodies so I know what I am eating. I also tend to use wholemeal flour, brown breads, brown rice etc. Of course I still get the odd one but I’m pretty sure they are hormone related ones. It has made a huge difference.

    • Yesterday another one started, continuing in today. It is not so bad that I need to take a pill, but it is influencing everything I do.
      Thank you so much for the menu suggestions. Every now and then I do use canned food, but it is mostly fresh vegetables. I drink coffee nor soda, so that can’t be it. And also always brown bread. But cookies… yes, I like cookies, and use margarine. Can’t swallow bread if there’s no butter on it.
      I’m glad you’re migraines disappeared with the change of diet, LJR :)

  2. I grew out of mine with the menopause, if that’s any comfort. My defence mechanism was to take a pill at the very first sign (usually razzle-dazzle vision) which 9 times out of 10 worked.

    • It’s hard for me to determine the exact first signs, because it sneaks in and I can still function until the nausea hits and I can’t look at the screen anymore. Thanks for your advice, Viv, I will try to pay attention to these first signs!
      So only for a couple of years more at the most, that’s a relief to know ;)

  3. Sorry to hear you also suffer from migraines. Unfortunately we’ve never figured out my triggers though they seem to be worse with hormone fluctuations. I do find that lavendar and peppermint give me a tiny bit of calm but mostly for me it’s serious prescription meds, and ice pack, and a cool dark quiet room.

    Thanks for playing 6WS!

  4. I’m so sorry for you to get this terrible migraine, but maybe I can give you some tips:
    1. Tyramine in food can be a trigger to get migraine, like chocolate, cheese, oranges and eggs. When you write down what you have eaten in the last 24 hours before you got the migraine, maybe you know what caused the migraine. It could also have to do with hormones of course.

    2. What can work is to sing or hum daily the sounds of M, N and NG and you reverberate it as long as possible in your head. You don’t only get rid of the migraine, but you also will be a great singer in time :D

    3. A foot-bath wit Rosemary for about 10 minutes with your ankles under the water. After that you dip you feet in icy water and repeat the whole thing if it’s necessary or feels good.

    4. Drink tea of Rosemary, Thousend-leaf or Lavender.

    5. Rosemary or Peppermint on a handkerchief on your head will do as well.

    6. Pressure with your thumbs between your eyes during 10 seconds, while you inhale deep in and out. Repeat it a few times.
    You can also stimulate whole hand, especially the top of your thumbs and fingertips knead, turn, whatever it feels for you.

    7. Eat a whole apple, also the core and stone!

    Well, Marion, this is it. I hope your migraine is already gone by now, so that you have a wonderfull Mothers’day :)

    • Those are very interesting tips, Angel! I have been suffering from these migraines for years now – and they are visiting more often. I thought they were hormonal, but I fear they can be triggered any time now. Perhaps stress related?
      Lavender tea, peppermint on handkerchief, skull pressure, apple, will try them out next time. Thank you so much, sweetie x
      Happy Mother’s Day!

  5. Wise to take the pill and avoid the pain and discomfort of a migraine; haven’t had too many of them, grateful for that, but I do know of a lot of people who do suffer from them. I hope it is a relaxful fun weekend for you and yours!

    betty

  6. yeah, suppose removing the guy with the jack hammer will work, but if he’s inside already, drilling to get out, now that’s a problem!
    Sorry it’s been one of those headaches :(
    I’m taking your advice and heading out for a hike shortly…beautiful day for it!
    namaste

    • They guy drilled into my skull and secured himself there. Little b*st*rd! :P
      Seems we were both out there, and I’m glad it was your turn to meet ‘the bug’.
      Have a wonderful Sunday, Roxie.

  7. Sorry to hear about the migraine. I know from experience that they are awful beyond description. Sorry that I don’t have any great advice to help. Mine stopped (mostly) with the help of medication and children growing up. :) Turns out most of mine were stress related – but I continue to take the meds just in case.

    Hope you have some pain-free days soon.

    • I always try to let my body do the battle and avoid medicine whenever I can. Sometimes we need a bit of help though, right? My children are (almost) grown up, so they can’t be the cause. ;)
      Have a great Sunday, Tami, and thank you for visiting.

  8. So sorry to hear about that migraine. I get them from time to time and my only remedy is three pills (green OTC ones in my case) and lying down in bed with a cold compress on my forehead.

    Hope you feel better soon!

    • Fortunately mine are not that severe. At least not yet. But they do occur once or twice a month and last several days, leaving me nauseated, very sensitive to light and prism-sightings on my screen when I’m working.
      The walk in the fresh air helped a bit. Thanks for your well wishes, and let’s keep those migraines away :)

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