Monday, July 18, 2016

Summer Storms and Migraines

I love summer -- the slower pace, time to go to the beach, naps, iced tea and just sitting on the porch, catching the breeze. My cat likes it too! But the pop-up storms that shower us every afternoon and the bigger storms play havoc on my head. My poor head. It seems that all the progress I make, the resolve not to take any pain killers because I do not want to be comatose with antihistamines fall by the wayside. I'm detoxing all over again because I get dependent so very quickly on the triptans.

Anyway, here's a screenshot of a chart showing daily pain since Oct. 2015 through June 2016. I've had three sets of Botox treatments since the beginning of Nov. '15 You can see the trend. I am getting better slowly. There are clusters of blue diamonds at zero, which is what I'd like to see more of. Yeah, pain-free days!  


Mirka Breen said...

I remember you in my thoughts every day and wish those migraines that have plagued you away, Vijaya.
But I must confess that, looking at the excel sheet, I got a headache. this sort of chart does it to me.

Katie L. Carroll said...

I hope you begin to feel better faster and more consistently.

Barbara Etlin said...

I don't get migraines but I can accurately predict when it's going to rain or snow because of my arthritis. The weather channel should hire me!

Here's hoping for more pain-free days.

Faith E. Hough said...

I hope that the migraines will get less as less. Around here, we're halfway through the "real" summer; at the very least, hopefully fall will bring relief.
The chart is painful just to look at; your porch, on the other hand, could be the subject of a painting!

Vijaya said...

Apologies for any pain caused by my chart. Confession: I really don't like Excel but sometimes I need to see stuff like this to really know I am getting better. Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers.

Barb, so your bones know! I'm sorry to hear that but I like your idea -- hire yourself out to the meteorologists!

Faith, fall is always a welcome relief but I do enjoy summer laziness. And we are soooo blessed to have that screened in porch. Perhaps I should take up painting!

ClaudineGueh@CarryUsOffBooks said...

There was a year or two in my younger years when I had a pounding headache every day. Every day. I know they aren't as terrible as migraines but I do know, to an extent, how you feel, Vijaya. Hope you feel good every day. I look at your post image and smile: the laundry, the porch, the napping cat, and Summer. Yea, it's all very wonderfully you.

Vijaya said...

Thank you Claudine. We are so abundantly blessed here.