Migraine open thread

Sorry to have vanished completely.  I got a migraine that knocked me off my feet.  I’m heading back to real life now (to the point where I’ve actually turned my computer on), but my brain is not functioning fully.  Of course, some might say that’s a good thing….

I’ll try to post today, but I’m not optimistic.  Until then, enjoy another Open Thread.

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  • Michael Adams

    I am so sorry you are sick, Book.  Do you get an aura beforehand?  Have you ever tried coffee to head them off?  I have had several friends who have had varying degrees of success with that approach. At any rate a speedy recovery to you.

  • http://bookwormroom.com Bookworm

    I get auras sometimes, and then I can head the migraines off.  Mostly, I go through these laggy, draggy phases where it’s all migraine, all the time.

    Today, for the first time in a week, I woke up headache free.  I feel a bit battered, but well, which is a tremendous relief.

  • ELaineT

    Sympathies, I suffer with them, too. 
    Instapundit recently remarked that taking coenzyme Q10 seemed to stop his migraines, so I laid in a small supply to try.  It does help:  I felt a couple starting, took a Q10 and could feel the incipient migraine dwindling to nothing.  It was an odd sensation, very different from taking prescription migraine medicine after one has really hit.  Then the pain just sort of fades out while I’m not looking.
    But mine are hormone related and when I need to tweak those (which I did this week), the Q10 just makes them 1/2 a migraine, so to speak, they don’t go away completely.
    A specialist I see says if your thyroid and womanly hormones are balanced you should never get migraines, and that so-and-so down the street had the research to prove it.  If I could remember the name, I’d look it up for you.

  • http://bookwormroom.com Bookworm

    Thanks for the info, Elaine.  I thinks it’s time for me to make a trip to my doctor.  Phooey.  I hate using up all that time, but it’s small potatoes I guess compared to the time I spend being sidelined by migraines.