Migraine blues

So I haven’t done any of the stuff that I had planned for this morning thanks to a lovely migraine attack. Bleh.

I woke up at 6.30am this morning with a raging headache, which wasn’t too weird because I went to bed with a slight headache and sometimes they get worse with sleep. As usual, I took some co-codamol and went back to sleep because 90% of the time that does the trick.

My alarm went off at 8.15am and I snoozed it a few times before finally admitting defeat, sitting up and thinking “crap, now I’m nauseous too”. Unfortunately because I had taken co-codamol two hours before, I had to wait before taking Migraleve. So I got up, had a shower (moving very slowly) and tried to force some breakfast down. Took the Migraleve at 10am (yes, half an hour early, I was desperate) and the Quaker guy called almost immediately afterwards.

The good news is that we have got everything sorted out on that front, so I’m feeling happier.

I tried to drink some coffee but that proved to be too much, so I made a dash for a quiet, dark bedroom and slept for a few hours.

Thankfully the worst of it is now over. I’ve taken some of the yellow follow-up Migraleve and the headache is mostly gone, the nausea is gone and I’ve eaten some lunch. I now just have the migraine hangover to deal with, but that’s much more pleasant than the actual migraine.

The best explanation is that I am finally starting to wind down and my body went “Eeep!” quite loudly at the idea of not being totally stressed. The migraine certainly explains why I was feeling unhappy and ick yesterday evening. As I usually have two or three a year and the last one was in January, I was about due for one and I’m very glad that it happened today rather than tomorrow when I have stuff on that I’m committed to.

The only bad thing is that I have a check-up with my GP in an hour and migraine hangover wasn’t the state I wanted him to see me in!

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