adventures in dysthymia

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Migraine

I was struck with the first one in over three years yesterday evening, after getting back from my trip over to my sister's house in the Fla panhandle (may write about that later). I used to have 'em all the time, every 10 to 14 days, from as far back as I can remember. Even as a very little lad, I would be incapicitated by the pain and nausea, sometimes for days.

But a little over three years ago I started taking med for my depression and SAD. It helped those, of course, but even better it put an end to the migraines! When I looked into the literature, I found that this is sometimes a welcome side-effect. Believe me, I'm a much happier person in a whole lotta ways than I used to be.

Anyway, the traveling, lack of sleep, missing meals, missing meds, and (probably) eating foods with too many nitrites (or is that nitrates? Whichever, they do set off migraines) seems to have led to a reoccurance. Nothing to do but load up on the ibuprofen and lie down in the dark. And, of course, take my medication.

Which I'd better remember in the future! I take better care of myself when I'm traveling alone -- it's a hassle trying to accomodate a couple passengers, especially when they're your parents! :D

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