Subtitle: Just Shoot Me Now!
What’s your worst migraine trigger? Can you avoid it? How do you handle it?
Heat in any form is my worst enemy. I’m so lucky that I left Tucson, a city I adored, to live here in Oregon. Not that low pressure systems and rain aren’t triggers too, but the big double-barrel shot gun trigger for my migraines is heat.
And it’s comically ironic that I’m my own worst enemy in the high temperature department. Between hot flashes and a hyperthyroid that produces heatwaves, even small activities can leave me feeling as sweaty as a basketball player. However, I cope where I can – having fans going constantly and opting for air conditioning over heat in the car. After errands or shopping, I hydrate with lots of water. I do chores in small increments. I seek shade whereas I used to worship the sun.
The only time heat becomes impossible for me is when we vacation with relatives. A few of them raise the thermostat to 80° or higher, and I wish I were joking. I wrote a post on just such a wonderful trip in November “Can’t We Compromise?” That entire time I sat near an open window. Not exactly the best way to spend a weekend get-away.
Maybe in another life I was a penguin.
National Migraine Awareness Month is initiated by the National Headache Foundation
The Blogger’s Challenge is initiated by http://www.FightingHeadacheDisorders.com