Day 2: Recovery time from Migraine

Wow! I have pretty much spent my whole day recovering from a Major Migraine that hit me around 8pm on January 1st, 2012. I haven’t had a migraine this bad in a very long time. Yup, pretty much on the floor crying in pain, couldn’t see out of my right eye, extremely sick to my stomach, couldn’t stand the light on, head felt like it wanted to explode, but since I have experienced these migraines before, I knew I would soon be o.k. The only thing I don’t like about these migraines is being sick the entire duration of the migraine and I become very dehydrated and weak. I spent my whole day today pretty much recovering, moving very slowly, trying to gain my strength back and trying to figure out what to eat, since my stomach was still not strong enough to hold anything down. Not fun at all.

I could’t figure out what triggered it because I didn’t have any of the bad foods that I have cut out of my life because of the migraines. I tell you, it hit me so fast last night, my family thought I was crazy but then soon realized something was wrong. My husband said, “wow, you haven’t had one that bad since I had to pick you up on the floor, when you worked at Santa Rosa” ย My family was great! They helped me out, made warm packs to cover over my eyes, since I didn’t want any ice. My daughters prayed for me, held me and just let me rest.

Exercise and food was the last thing on my mind today since I was still recovering. I stayed hydrated with water all day, had some sugar free jello, chicken soup and some wheat crackers to help with my nausea. So, I encourage you, if you get sick make sure you get your rest. If it is cold outside, try to bundle up so you won’t end up getting a fever and do not eat anything heavy that will make you worse. It is important to stay hydrated, so drink plenty of water, but if you are too weak to do anything, please go to the Doctor.



2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. nancy
    Jan 03, 2012 @ 16:39:29

    these migraines do u know why you get them especisally someone who seems so healrthly reason i ask is iam dealing with my own illlness and you seem to have so much going on.its good to have family support i know my family has been here for me since the beginning of my illness but iam ready to let this ilness go its getting better but in do have to take chemo twice a month i dont have cancer but the ilness i have its a treatment for it and i get sick from the chemo and trying to keep going is hard starting eating better well gld you are better and love your blog


    • Founder/Inspirational & Motivational Speaker/Host of Inspiration 4 Life Radio, TV and Web
      Jan 04, 2012 @ 07:13:16

      I still remember the 1st time I ever got my migraine. It was back in 1996. I was walking home after a long day of Substituting a 3rd grade class. As soon as I got home, I nearly passed out and I though my head was going to explode. I was like, “what kind of headache is this????” It took me a long time before I actually went to the Doctor to find out what was wrong. I just pretty much dealt with them. It finally went to see a Neurologist in 2000 and did the whole, keep track of my diet thing and find out what were the triggers of the migraines. I had migraines almost everyday. It was to the point when I would go to see my Neurologists, she would give me samples of the medications because I would go back every week. The medications were extremely expensive. She put me on Topomax, a medication for seizures, but it didn’t help at all. I was taking the Immetrex to help with migraines. I finally had a CT done but everything came back normal. I also had lab work done but also came back normal. It all came down to what I was eating that would trigger my migraines. I am also very sensitive to certain scents like perfume, cologne and strong chemicals. So, I pretty much have to stay away from processed meats, chocolate, sodas, and other bad foods. I am really very careful of what I eat to avoid such pain and also being a Massage Therapist, I have learned to live a life of being Stress free. I am an extremely patient and calm person. I really do my best to not let anyone or anything get to me. =)

      When I got my migraine on January 1st, 2012, my daughter was going to the movies with her friends and she put on some perfume and within a few minutes of that, the migraine hit me like a ton of bricks. Literally came out of no where. Since I haven’t had extreme migraines in years, I have not had to be back to the Neurologist for any medication, so believe me, I wanted to go to the ER because it brought back a flash back of the last migraine I got back in 2005.

      I managed just fine though. I know when migraines hit, it takes about a day or two to recover. The reason being is because once a migraine hits, even if you take some motrin or medication, you will no longer be able to hold anything down because you become extremely nauseated and trust me, you will be sick for hours. Its an overwhelming pressure in your eyes that you just want to curl up under a blanket and hide there because the light actually hurts your eyes. I also don’t like the weakness I experiences because of being sick for hours, you become dehydrated. So basically, there are all types of triggers to a migraine and I thank the Lord I rarely ever get them anymore. =) I am now recovered from my migraine and my stomach is all better now as well from the soreness of being sick.

      I pray you will be healed from your illness and no longer have to take chemo. I love my family for supporting me and taking care of me when I do get sick. We make sure to take care of each other. Eating healthier will definitely help out with migraine situations. I speak out of experience. I have lots of stories to share about all of the experiences I went through. I actually got Saved in 2005 during the time I was going to Massage Therapy School because one of my classmates offered to pray for me because I had migraines everyday I went to class. As soon as I changed my way of life, I started eating healthy, lost 20 lbs during my Internship and my headaches didn’t come that often. We just have to be strong and push through.

      Thank you so very much for reading my blog. I hope you will continue to follow. Be Blessed! Rita


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