You manage to sit next to French horns and flutes??
I threatened to breaks a child's recorder and throw it over the fence last week
because I couldn't handle the noise... ****.
I work with kids, so some days my job is deafening.
Luckily I get more understanding from an over excited pack of 8 year olds than
you seem to get from your teachers. Not only do they shut up when they know I
have a migraine, the little darlings have learnt to spot when I have one.
It does annoy me how many people confuse headache
and migraine. I get a lot of painless migraines. (The first time I had one I
honest to god thought I’d had a stroke.) Plus the pain isn’t always the most debilitating
I can work through most painful headaches/migraines…
But I sure can’t work when I lose partial sight in one eye, lose the ability to
process and understand sounds properly, or have my sense of balance just turn
off for the day.
When my migraines returned as an adult I put myself
though so many unnecessary tests because I just couldn’t believe that a
migraine could have so many symptoms. All because the people around me kept
saying that migraines where “just a headache.”
As for what I take, I don’t take anything to
I’ve tried beta blockers, which failed epically
because I have low blood pressure anyway. And then my doctor tried a few antidepressants
(forget their names) which all made me so queasy I couldn’t function.
For me the biggest help has been finding the right
contraceptive pill. Without the pill, or on the wrong pill, I get migraines
that last 5+ days, more often than not without a break between them.
On the right pill I get maybe 3 a month, which last
1-3 days, unless I’m run down and tired, then I get them once or twice a week
lasting between 1-3 days.
The magnesium seems to take a day off the length of
the migraines (that should only take a few weeks to work, so you were on it
I’ve also recently started foliate and vitamin B supplements.
I’m not sure how much difference they made, because I started them when I went
back to work after the summer break. But I don’t seem to be quite as sound
sensitive at work as I was last year.
I also take Ginkgo tablets (again I started for the
fibro) but that seems to help. I’ve run out over the last week, and my
migraines are a lot worse. However it’s not been tested very well for
migraines, and it can cause headaches so if you try it be careful with it.
And I take CoQ10, which helps a tiny bit. I don’t
notice it helping, but I notice how bad I feel when I come off it.
I’ve had a lot of success with Yoga as well. Just
don’t do any inversions…
As for relief I use Panadine Forte at night, or
panadine and/or nurofen plus during the day. It’s probably really bad for you
to tag team paracetamol/codeine with ibuprofen/codeine but my doctors OKed it,
and it works for me.
I tried Tramadol, but it makes me hyperactive.
And getting out of bed in the morning? Sheer bloody
mindedness, I’ve found getting my body moving before it’s had a chance to
really wake up works.
Honestly mornings are horrible, but I’ve discovered
that the only way to get through them is just shut down and keep moving. I’m in
the shower less than a minute after my alarm goes off. If I delay any longer I
just can’t get moving.