shifting sleep cycle

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Date Joined Aug 2005
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   Posted 8/23/2005 4:26 AM (GMT -6)   
well i just go a new job that pays really well the only down side is that is is 3rd shift, full time and i am a full time student so i need to figure out a way to shift my sleep cycle without triggering a migraine since one of my migraines can last a week and i start work in a week and school in three days i can ill afford one.
i am on preventative medication that i am supposed to take at night before i go to bed (topamax 50mgs)
right now my plan is to each night or morning rather go to bed later each night but don't let myself oversleep and take my medication before i go to bed just like i am supposed to but i was wondering if that is my best option or maybe there is a better one
hope to here from people soon thanks in advance for the help

Nicky (coquitlam55)
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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 8/25/2005 8:47 PM (GMT -6)   

Hello Dink,

Have you noticed that a lot of migraine sufferers are also over achievers. I too am a student and work full time. Perhaps its a sign that we're trying to do too much.

I like your idea of going to bed a little later each night and taking your topamax before you go to bed. I would also try not to worry. Be confident that it will work out and that if you get a migraine you will handle it like you do each time. Slot time in each day to relax, take a bath, go for a walk, watch a favorite TV show.

I find that I can worry myself into a migraine when "I don't need one". I also find that if I'm going to fast my body slows me down with a migraine. Be realistic about what you can do and don't forget about you.

Good luck.

Coquitlam55 (aka Nicky)
"The world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it." --Helen Keller
I try and remember this each day I have a headache that I'm not sure I can overcome.

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