I am prone to migraines. My allergy doctor tells me allergies are what trigger my migraine headaches. I believe my migraine headaches are triggered by changes in the weather. I usually get my migraine headaches when the weather changes. I am not a person who likes to take any kind of strong drugs. I believe the drugs do just as much damage as the problems and usually only mask the problems. A couple of days ago I woke up with a migraine. It is one of the worst feelings to wake up and already have a migraine. The best way to explain it is it sucks.
The migraine foundation estimates that 28 million Americans suffer from migraines. Migraines are headaches that come with severe pain. The pain is so severe, the sufferer feels like puking. Many people have trouble with their vision and are sensitive to light. Migraines can make you tired and dizzy. They can make you have diarrhea and completely ruin your day. I have had to work with migraines, but it is a good idea to stay home and rest in a dark room. Bright lights can be tough on you when you have a migraine.
I usually take Excedrin Migraine medicine when I have a migraine. Excedrin migraine has 250 mg of acetaminophen, 250 mg of aspirin and 65 mg of caffeine in each tablet. I take one tablet at a time because medicine has a strange effect on my system. The caffeine in the medicine usually makes me light headed and tired. I know caffeine is supposed to wake you up, but it has the reverse effect on my system. I will lie down on the couch and put my pillow in a soft pillow. The medicine will put a numbing effect on the migraine. It won’t take the migraine away, but the Excedrin Migraine will help me deal with the migraine. My migraines usually persist through the day, so I may have to take another dose of Excedrin Migraine later in the day.
Sometimes I see spots before I get a migraine. Sometimes my vision blurs before I get a migraine. If I go to bed with a migraine, I often wake up with a migraine. I tell you these things because we don’t all have the same symptoms with our migraines. My migraines usually come when we have larger weather changes here in Tampa, FL. I am grumpy when I have a migraine and my wife usually does not understand.
I do another thing when I have a migraine. I drink a lot of water. When I have migraines, often I feel dry and thirsty. I drink as much water as I can to try to keep my body hydrated. I usually do not eat because migraines make many of us feel like puking. Most people do not want to eat when they have nausea.
This is what you do when you wake up with a migraine. Go downstairs, take your medicine, get some water and go back to bed. If you are supposed to work, call in sick. If you do not have migraines, be thankful. They are horrible to deal with. I can go months without having a migraine and I can have two or three migraines in a month.
I woke up with a migraine the other day. I actually took medicine and wrote a couple of articles. The migraine was mild enough for me to get something done. Many people suffer from migraines. There are no cures for migraines yet. Medical science does not know enough about migraines yet. They are working on it. They know more about the symptoms than anything else. Waking up with a migraine is something like that persistent headache you have when you have a bad case of the flu. The headache is always there and seems like it will never go away. The difference with migraines is the headache is often much worse.