Hey Leigh Ann - how are you? I have been wondering how you are doing! Thanks for your response. The neurologist told me that variations in sleep patterns can be a huge trigger for some with migraines. He said that those actually go hand in hand many times with the people who get migraines from barometric pressure changes. If I change my sleep patterns just by a couple of hours, no problem. It only seems to bother me when I work - my normal work hours are 7pm until 330 a.m. and usually get home about 5:00 a.m., get into bed and asleep by 6:00 a.m. I try to only sleep until about 10:00 or 11:00 - sleeping much longer will guarantee 100% a headache. Anyway, I do this only about 2 nights a week so you can imagine how messed up my body is regarding what time it is.
I worked last night and came home and took my meds (mainly because I know I have to be out and about today - I actually have an appointment with the neurologist this afternoon) and so far, I feel good. I am going to ask him what the alternatives are. I am so frustrated - find something that works but probably shouldn't be taking it. It makes me crazy!!!! (Maybe I just am crazy to begin with - some days I wonder).
The other thing - has anyone ever decided what the right criteria is for going to the ER? Sunday I probably could have toughed it out until the next day or the next (maybe) but after vomiting and staying in bed until 5:00 Sunday afternoon, I gave up and went to the ER. I truly decided that I didn't want to miss my kids' first day of school with a Migraine. It is hard to not want to rush right to the ER. I know that three hours in the ER can save me 3-4 missed days of life. HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO? I hate going to the ER just because of the stigma - I am not a drug seeker - well, okay - I am not one when I don't have a migraine. I am one when I have a migraine that feels like it is killing me. All I want is to live my life without missing all of the special things! Please, someone give me some answers.
Meds vs. no meds. ER vs. no ER. HELP!
Leigh Ann- noticed that you are having stomach problems. Please let me k now how you are doing and know I am thinking about you!
Have a great day!