During law school I had a migraine/chronic headache for 6 months straight. Not a dull little headache that a single advil dose can help you with. A writhing in pain, try all of the meds, try to get into a headache study and get rejected because there’s no break in your headache, get a headache treatment in the hospital for a week but it still doesn’t work kind of headache.
Yeah, I think that’s when my pain tolerance became Superman level.
How I functioned, I have no idea. All I know is I finished that summer’s law school class, managed to get through the FUNNEST classes that fall ::sarcasm font:: and went on my way.
I don’t really get migraines that often, but it’s the perfect storm right now. Allergies, massive weather change and humidity has made me ripe and overdue for a migraine.
Oh hello, old nemesis. Not so nice to see you again. The thing about migraines is they’re the gift that keeps on giving. First you get the lovely head bursting pain. Then I get the restlessness that keeps me from being able to sleep. And then of course there’s the hangover headache that comes the next day. Oh, thanks for that!
I read something the other day about a family who went without added sugars for a year. Do you know how much sugar is added to stuff? A lot. Everything. Why? I don’t know. The article said shelf life and I wouldn’t doubt it.
I’ve given up sweets for Lent and it’s almost over. I can’t tell you how bad I’ve needed a comfort piece of pie or cake. Yes I can, like the flowers need rain in the drought covered Texas sun. I don’t think it’s made a difference and I’m still exhausted. Then again, I love carbs so I doubt I’m sugar free or even close. I know I’ll have a sugar hangover, but goodness, it’ll be worth it. Sweet sweet carbs!
I’m not sure. I know I want to clean up how I eat, but it’s so incredibly hard. Especially with a picky household and always being on the go. I found this great picture on Pinterest (sorry I have no specific link other than gympins.com). It seems not so hard!
If you’ve got suggestions to take baby steps to clean eating, I’m open. ONE MONTH TILL RUNNING!!! Protein is a necessity and would be a great snack with some veggies. Honestly I think eating sweets again will help. I can quench my need for comfort food (or a snack) with a little something and avoid overcompensating by eating 1,000 other things.
So yeah, headache glasses and storms for the win today. And breakfast tacos. And Chinese food for lunch. I like to eat.