First off, if you have ever had a migraine, you have my deepest sympathy. Not just for the complete mess they create of your entire body and brain function, but also for each person who has ever said "have you taken anything?" As you lay under blankets trying to block out the world and all their loud breathing.
I only notice how loud everyone and everything is when I have a migraine.
For the lucky souls who've never experieneced the full body fuckup that is a migraine, you will never understand that it's not simply a headache that you can push away with a Tylenol.
Preventing a migraine is the focus of my life. I am on day 4 of my current one, so clearly I'm not always successful. This one was brought on by changing weather. I think. Or hormones, or maybe because I forgot to bring my retinue of supplements with me when the family went out of town for the holidays.
My migraine prevention plan includes daily doses of CoQ10 and a supplement of Magnesium, Potassium and Taurine (https://aor.ca/products/mag-k-taurine/), as recommended years ago by my naturopath. Recently, I added some CBD oil to the mix because it's supposed to be cure for everything. I can't tell yet if it's helping, but it's not making anything worse.
Another top priority to prevent the headache from hell? Sleep. Consistent, full-night rests, which of course is a wonderful idea. I went without sleep for most of our trip to family over the holidays -- whether it was the uncomfortable mattress or my body being jacked up on double doses of allergy medication, it resulted in 4 nights of me, exhausted but drifting through a haze of semi-wakefulness.
The result? A week after returning home I am still exhausted and that -- along with the random fluctuations in the weather -- have brought on a Migraine Marathon. Yay!
The point? I don't really have one. This post is distracting me from the work that I am supposed to be doing on my story, but I am avoiding it because my brain is so fuzzy that I can't concentrate on the thread of the story. AND, I think I don't like the story that much anymore. There's that. I am not ready to give up on it, though. I just have to figure out what exactly is wrong with it. Any ideas?