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Sad But True: The Migraines Have Returned

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Whenever I’m pregnant, my hormone levels actually MINIMIZE my migraines. I obviously get off all medication and my body compensates and corrects itself which is always a blessing. It’s been 3 weeks since giving birth to Caleb and I am SO SAD to say that the migraines have returned.

I have an appointment this week with my neurologist to get back on my daily pills. There was a small piece of me that was hoping my hormones would continue to eliminate the migraines – but no such luck.

I had a WHAMMY the other night. I didn’t sleep a wink (and not because Caleb parties hard at 3AM). I haven’t had one in MONTHS and that puppy took me by surprise. Oh well – so much for wishful thinking.

It is what it is. This is what my body needs. I’ve already made peace with the fact that I will be on these pills for the rest of my life. However, there are things to do to minimize the frequency. I just can’t do them YET. Exercising is a BIG one but I want to wait a few more weeks before I start hitting the treadmill.  Ah who am I kidding? There’s no treadmill in my future. But I am looking forward to walking around my neighborhood and playing tennis again.

My body still needs more time to recuperate before I get on that plan of action though.

Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.


  1. I have to tell you, sometimes when I read your posts you sound like we should be twins! I haven’t committed to the daily pills yet, I’m still hoping to find the root of my problem or alternative treatment. But at 8 months pregnant, I am so not looking forward to the return of my migraines 🙁 Hang in there girl, you are not alone.

  2. Hey Vera!!!! Im on the same boat with you with these migrains from hell.. if it helps I have been taking Magnesium 250 and after two weeks on it my headaches have gotten better.. meaning not getting them every single day..maybe you can give it a try =)

    1. thats great that it works for you – sadly it did not for me. I dont know what it is?? maybe i just dont drink enough water????

  3. Vera, you’re on to something. It definitely could be the water factor. I stick my water in the freezer for a while. I need it chilly, a little icy – I find I drink more that way. My migraines have decreased a bit.

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