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An update on my migraine management.

I’m in a good place. Pretty happy about it to be honest with you. I’m on 4 pills a day unfortunately – and if that’s what it takes to function as a normal human being… then so be it. I still have that sense of regret when I pop them in my mouth every evening. You know, that feeling of failure / defeat / regret.

But that is my normal. The thing that bothers me the most is the fact that if it was my heart that was broken, I wouldn’t have a problem taking medication, right? I would take it without a second thought. But because it’s my BRAIN that needs some attention, I feel like I’m failing in some way. And that makes no sense on so many levels. I KNOW THIS. But then I don’t believe it…

Either way, I am managing and my neurologist has found the magic formula.

Stress / hormonal / even FLIGHT related migraines are GONE. Those no longer occur. I used to average about 9 a month. Now? I get about 3 or so and it usually relates to bad weather which is completely out of my control.

I can handle that.

Except for the last two days – the last two days my brain has been pulsating and working overtime attempting to escape mah DOME. NY is under rain attack and it is not playing nice with my insides. But like I said – it’s not that often that I have to take a Relpax these days, so I’m fine with it.

Besides, the kids actually made me laugh this morning when I asked them to dim the lights.


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When you can’t cry, you might as well laugh, right? Because crying makes a migraine 1,000 times worse!! 🙂


About Vera Sweeney

Vera Sweeney – mom, blogger, and New York resident – is the founder of Lady and the Blog. Her main focus is to help busy women stay on top of the latest style, culinary, and parenting trends.

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  1. Clarissa wrote:

    Great article. I too suffer from migraines and they can ruin so many things. My kids and husband used to get annoyed with me because I often keep the lights off or low, but now they understand why. Thanks for sharing.

    Posted 9.25.14
    • Vera wrote:

      Oh yes! The lights are a huge trigger – especially on a VERY sunny day. Beach days = migraines for me for SURE

      Posted 10.1.14
  2. I suffered from migraines quite a bit – still do but mostly when the weather changes. I’ve found that diet can play a role as well!

    Posted 9.25.14
    • Vera wrote:

      Yes – I have to start looking into that as well. I don’t do enough about diet. Not enough greens and water for sure.

      Posted 10.1.14
  3. So glad that you’ve found something that works for you. The day to day grind is challenging enough without adding migraines to the mix.

    Posted 9.25.14
    • Vera wrote:

      I agree — I do feel good about it. Thank you!

      Posted 10.1.14

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