Health & ME/CFS, Migraines

Migraines: A Radical New Look At An Evolutionary Advantage

Laying curled up in bed tonight, I suffered through yet another severe migraine. This time, I asked myself exactly what my body was trying to tell me, and, more importantly, why??? I think I found the answer... Imagine: It is sometime during what is commonly called the Stone Age. Small groups of people, hunter-gatherers, spread… Continue reading Migraines: A Radical New Look At An Evolutionary Advantage

Health & ME/CFS, Migraines

Notes to Myself on Migraine Hell

Remember! It will end. Four days and four very long nights I have spent in the deepest, darkest, most silent, depths of migraine hell. Hormonal migraine hell - the "hormonal" part is important, because that's always the worst, most impossible to live through, of the migraine hells. Four days & nights of wearing a blindfold,… Continue reading Notes to Myself on Migraine Hell

Health & ME/CFS, Migraines

The Harsh Reality of CFS

Note: On Monday I wrote three messages to my mother, in typical Aspie style - I held nothing back. I've clipped a bit here, but it's mostly intact. I'm posting it here in case you want to know what it's really like. Be forewarned: my mother spent two days in the hospital after reading this… Continue reading The Harsh Reality of CFS

Migraines

Rush…Thump.

(I wrote this on 5/19/11 and then forgot all about it - but I quite like it! And posting it tonight is very appropriate, as storms are building, causing a repeat.) I am listening to my heartbeat. Rush... Thump. Rush... Thump. It goes on endlessly. I need no stethoscope, no ultrasound. Rush... Thump. Rush... Thump.… Continue reading Rush…Thump.

Health & ME/CFS, Migraines

In Which I Explain and Complain a Lot

There have been a number of questions friends have been asking that haven't gotten answered, so here goes, in no particular order: Disability: I have appealed my Disability rejection to the highest level in Social Security, about two months ago. They can take a long, long, time to rule on things, apparently - up to… Continue reading In Which I Explain and Complain a Lot

Migraines

Strange Lessons

I have learned some strange lessons in the last week or two. These likely only apply to me, but I'm putting them up here as kind of a "note to self" since the short-term memory loss is pretty bad and I'll surely forget, otherwise. 1. Fioricet. I've tried nearly every migraine medication there is. For… Continue reading Strange Lessons