I've been getting more headaches/migraines lately than I usually do. I've posted about them before assuming that my headaches have been caused by:
Back out of whack (mattress - pillows)
Low barometric pressure (storm headaches)
Hormones (or lack there of)
About a month or two ago I went through a 2 week spell of almost daily headaches. Not fun. Eventually they went away and I've been plugging along headache free for awhile now.
Yesterday afternoon a storm front moved through and I felt a headache start to build. I took a Tylenol before I went to bed and actually slept pretty good. (Now please understand that I'm a "pill-a-phobe" by nature. I'm a light-weight when it comes to meds so I usually take a 1/2 dose of whatever is recommended.)
When I woke up this morning the headache was still with me. I went for my morning walk hoping that would help. Nope.
Now I'm pissed.
"I've got WAY too much to do around here to dick around with a freakin headache." I said to myself.
So I pulled out the big guns.
One Tylenol. Diet Mountain Dew. And chocolate.
It's 7 am and down the hatch they went.
I tell you there's something really wrong with eating chocolate at 7am at my age. When I was a kid and it was Christmas or Easter morning, nothing was better than eating chocolate first thing in the morning. I'm sure my Mom was thrilled having 4 kids running around on a sugar high.
Back then it was all about too much sugar.
Now it's all about the caffeine hit. If you can load up on enough caffeine to shrink the blood vessels...Bye Bye Headache!
And nothing spells caffeine like Mt Dew and chocolate.
Why don't I take an Excedrin Migraine pill? I did once. A long time ago a co-worker gave me one to help with a migraine. I got the shakes SO BAD from that one little pill I swore I'd never do THAT again. (Plus it's got aspirin in it and I'm one of those folks whose tummy doesn't respond well to aspirin and ibuprofen.)
So it's now 8 am. Is my headache gone?
That's my weapon of choice right now, but I'm curious. What helps you with your migraines?