What healthy habits have you adopted to put the odds of better Migraine and Headache Disorders Management on your part?
To paraphrase a famous quote from poet and author Maya Angelou, “When you know better, you do better.” This is so true for the way I manage Migraine. Over the years, I’ve discovered what triggers my Migraines and subsequently avoid those as best as possible.
The odds are pretty high that if I live a little dangerously and indulge in some forbidden fare, I almost always suffer the Migraine consequences. Take alcohol for example. Sometimes I’d love nothing more than to savor a delicious adult beverage when we dine out with friends. If I give in to the urge, nine times out of ten, a Migraine comes on like an evil whammy from the old game show, Jokers Wild (and just as obnoxiously too).
I also try to sleep or rest when in the tumultuous throes of Migraine. It’s an indulgence I couldn’t take when I worked. Now I’m able to listen to my head a little better, and if I feel the need to stay in bed longer to let medication seep in, then I do so.
I have lived many, many, many years and am still learning. I try to do better when I know better. But there is this human element to me which makes me forget that which is best. Unfortunately, I don’t need anyone to say “told you so”. I have a built-in migraine app for that!
June 2013, Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, is dedicated to Unmasking the Mystery of Chronic Headache Disorders. The 2013 Migraine and Headache Awareness Blog Challenge is a project of http://FightingHeadacheDisorders.com