Migraine! Word of the Week

Not my favourite word, Migraine!
You may, or may not, have noticed that I’ve been a little quiet lately? That’s because I’ve been suffering a cluster of migraines. First I was sick, then the first migraine struck, followed by just one day’s grace before migiraine number two, which hung around unwelcome for a few days.

I’ve had migraines for many years and they have always been quite predictable and hormone related. Recently they have become a little more frequent and I’m working with my GP at getting them under control. Unfortunately, the pain relief I take usually leaves me ‘out of action.’ I’ve been having plenty of early nights, but not getting much sleep. Migraines are no fun. I can’t drive, I can’t use my laptop and usually my only way of keeping in touch is with very brief messages on my phone.

I won’t let them get me down though. My biggest hope is that as they are hormone related then hopefully it won’t be long before I’ll be saying goodbye to them (and the pesky hormones!)

So, if you ever do notice that I’ve disappeared, then it’s probably because I’ve been struck by another migraine. And if you are a sufferer too, then you have my greatest sympathy.

The Reading Residence


  1. September 5, 2014 / 3:35 pm

    I hope you feeling better soon and the GP can offer some answers and solutions x

  2. September 5, 2014 / 6:39 pm

    Oh no! Migraines are the worst….Hope you feel better soon x

  3. September 5, 2014 / 9:32 pm

    Oh sweetheart, I'm so sorry! I hope you recover and you do manage to balance things to make them obsolete. Mine returned after 15 years, and whilst I have some good medication- I hate them- I've found diet, exercise, and sleep do keep them at bay- but it's not that simple when life is factored in. Good luck and good health x #WotW

  4. September 6, 2014 / 10:31 am

    Oh no, horrible word. I don't suffer from them regularly, but hate them when they do come along. I hope the doctors come up with something for you soon x Thanks for sharing with #WotW and here's hoping you don't need to have this word again!

  5. September 6, 2014 / 10:40 am

    Poor you Anne 🙁 I too am a fellow sufferer- I get them very frequently and the medication is horrid 🙁 Just make the most of the good days and know your limits 🙂 Feel better X

  6. September 6, 2014 / 3:54 pm

    I have chronic vestibular migraines so I totally feel your pain, no normal medication works so trying a nightly preventative but they all leave me so tired. Getting them in clusters must be truly awful, I do hope they disappear for you soon x

  7. September 6, 2014 / 4:28 pm

    Poor you – I don't suffer from. Ingrained myself fortunately but know others that do, and understand how debilitating they can be. I hope you get some help to manage them soon. #WotW

  8. September 6, 2014 / 7:18 pm

    How awful for you. I am lucky to not suffer with migraine but my husband gets them occasionally and they put him totally out of action. He finds chocolate cause his. x

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