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Migraines and sleep issues

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

The last two weeks have been hard, with 6 days lost to migraines. One of my triggers is the weather. Unsettled weather systems make them worse and we have had storms off and on for the past two weeks. I don’t often let them stop me completely. In the past I have been solely responsible for the Cooper-dog and his needs, so there was no pulling the blankets over my head and hiding from the light and noise of life. But now I live with my dad and I can ask him to walk the dogs... and he will... no problem. What a relief. In the late morning I was feeling a bit better, so I went out and picked beans with dad. And then I snapped them while dad went to split firewood. The weather today was delightful, and it’s looking good for the next few days too, so hopefully I can string together some more migraine free days and be useful around the farm. I have The weirdest anxiety dreams when I have a migraine when I go to bed at night. Last night was no exception. I dreamt that I took a hit of acid and went full on psychotic, which includes swimming naked through flooded neighborhoods and swimming (still naked) through a bank drive thru to order a Big Mac and a million dollars. There was more and it got more bizarre. But at least it wasn’t a nightmare which I am also prone to when I have a migraine. I have a little trepidation about sleeping tonight. But sleep I shall. Staying awake makes everything worse. Including my weight.
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  • _CYNDY55_
    43 days ago
  • BJAEGER307
    Hope you got a restful night of sleep and that the migraine is gone. Take care of yourself the best you can.
    43 days ago
    I hope your nights stay peaceful and comfortable, and your sleep good.
    43 days ago
    Sure hope it leaves, sorry you have them emoticon
    43 days ago
    Sounds like you made a good choice moving to your dad's. Take care of yourself. emoticon
    43 days ago
  • JILLIAN0216
    I feel for people who have migraines. I have been blessed to not have them. I have seen and cared for people who do. I have heard weather changes are a big influence. Hope you have a string of migraine free days.
    43 days ago
    ((((HUGS))))) So hard to deal with migraines, but it sure is a blessing that you have your Dad to help w/Cooper when you need. Hope today is another migraine-free day for you.

    Vivid dreams! My brother used to get those when he had a migraine!
    43 days ago
    My dad has those weather triggered migraines* bad, and I get them occasionally...I think it's changes in humidity/atmospheric pressure. *Also he's on a bunch of Rx's, some of which have headaches as a 'side' effect. And he's perpetually dehydrated because he doesn't like water and won't drink much.
    I've also had migraines, partly triggered by hormones, and worse when I worked at a stressful (teaching) job, plus our classrooms had *bad* HVAC; that exacerbated it, because of the sewage smells that didn't get removed well. I still get headaches when I'm dehydrated. I've had them for decades, and some were so bad that I'd be vomiting. Never had the wild dreams though. Sleep was often the cure; I would ride it out going back to bed. For dad, we try 1) peppermint extract spray 2) cold compresses 3) mint tea 4) cold things, like popsicles (plus gives him a little hydration) or ice cream 5) sleep, and/or 6) tylenol (can't do other analgesics because they interfere with Rx's).
    PS: YUM green beans...my favorite garden veg. I've had problems growing it...any tips?
    44 days ago
    Poor sweetie. I know you’ve said you’ve tried many, many meds & treatments out there that haven’t worked well for you.i wish there was reset buttons to stop migraines. Every time I see those commercials on TV that reverse migraines in an hour (with the usual quickly mumbled “stop if ..., if this happens... I think of you.
    44 days ago
    I am sorry the migraines have been bad.I hope you get a peaceful sleep tonight
    44 days ago
    I'm glad that the nightmare was "JUST" a nightmare and not the embarrassing reality - I could just picture you swimming through a bank drive thru LOL!

    Having said that, I feel for you having them. For a few years after my accident I often woke in the middle of the night screaming from fear re the nightmare. Fortunately that happening has mostly gone now.
    44 days ago
    My wife had disabling migraines but Doc found a med that if she took it before they were fully settled in she got relief.
    44 days ago
    I hope you have peaceful sleep tonight emoticon

    44 days ago
    Take care of yourself and you're lucky that now you have help and can rest.
    44 days ago
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