I’ll admit I’ve been cranky with an awfully short fuse lately, however, I’ve also been bedridden with ice-packs stuck to my head, isolated, and living in dark spaces for months. Winters in Canada aren’t kind to me, the barometer changing from day to day and week to week promotes wicked chronic migraines. Weather changes are my triggers.
I’ve posted previously about my 40+ year struggle with these crappy recurring headaches doing anything to prevent a trip to the hospital emergency for an IV drip to end the agony. The waits are lengthy (8-12 hours), torturous and almost always have some nitwit beside me who wants to chit chat. Leave me be, please!
Currently, in my city, though, migraine sufferers cannot be treated with narcotics relief at any hospitals only providing Toradol which is comparable to placing a band-aid on my forehead. Best to remain at home and suffer in peace.
I have been on numerous prescribed meds to ‘prevent‘ migraines, also currently on (Relpax-prescription-expensive) if I feel one beginning, hopefully catching it in time. Botox isn’t an option due to other health reasons. I’ve just ventured into float therapy, years of massage therapy, essential oils, homeopathy this and that and my next step may possibly be acupuncture.
It’s not just a headache for anyone out there who has never experienced a migraine!
Written and copyrighted by Deb McCarthy/2017