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.