Thursday, March 02, 2006

headache started around 8:45 AM

I've known for some time that I should keep a diary of my headaches to see if I can figure out what triggers them. I'll try to use this blog that way. I am about to take to my 2nd Imitrex and I have an ice bag on my head.

Possible Triggers:
  • weather change- pressure is rising, temperature is falling
  • allergies- I seem to be having allergy symptoms lately
  • hormones- it's about that time of the month
  • food- nothing out of the ordinary today or yesterday
Nothing obvious here, but maybe the hormones... I had a nasty migraine in late December that was timed in a similar way. I have a lot of work to do, but looking at the computer is feeling pretty bad. Maybe after I take another pill.

More later...


Seeking Solace said...

Love the idea of a migraine blog. I think my most recent was caused by hormones, greasy fish fry and stress!

What I don’t get is that Imitrex is supposed to be non drowsy. Well, it knocks me out. I guess that’s a good thing because I would prefer to be unconscious during a migraine!

Addy N. said...

Imitrex doesn't make me sleepy, but I feel pretty "funky" when I take it. Last spring I had to teach after taking it a few times and I felt like I was seeing people raising their hands out of the corner of my eye (90-student lecture class). Of course, I'm never sure if it is the migraine making feel like that or the drugs!