Don’t Overdo It – Migraine Recovery Day: 6

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photo credit: jazbeck via photopin cc

Whenever I have a “tolerable” day, I almost always overdo it.

July 6th was one of those days. I was in the groove. I went out then came home cooked, cleaned and ignored the creeping migraine symptoms.

First my regular daily headache turned into a pulsing migraine headache behind my right eye. It was only a #2 migraine headache (#5/6 regular headache), so I pressed on, despite my husband’s urgings to go to bed. He wasn’t feeling well so I was trying to lighten his load.

Then my neck began to feel stiff. But I kept going.

After which the sunlight streaming in the open windows began to bother me. But I kept going.

When I finally laid down, I had all the aforementioned symptoms along with nausea, irritability and an excruciating migraine headache. Wa Wa Waaaaaa…

Think I should have stopped once the migraine headache began? No I should have stopped when I realised I was euphoric – one of my prodromes. When will I learn? As I type, I’m still battling my inflicted migraine :(.

Note to self: Remember to take care of yourself. A “good” day doesn’t mean you’re back to your old self. One task at a time Skylar. One task at a time. You only have so many spoons.

July 5th meals:
Breakfast and Lunch:
Pork Chop Sandwich and potato chips (I wrote this post: Migraine Friendly Meals to Go after eating this meal. That’s why the potato chips are mentioned here. Still looking for another brand):
Pork Chop: Salt and Black Pepper
Bread: Gluten free
Fixings: Butter, Grated Carrots and Lettuce

Salmon and a Baked Potato
Salmon: Salt, Black Pepper and Distilled White Vinegar
Potato: Butter, Salt, Black Pepper, Green Onion and Butter

Mango (I don’t always have mangos, but they’re now in season and soooo sweet and delicious.)

July 6th meals:
Egg Sandwich:
Egg: Scrambled with Salt and Black Pepper
Bread: Gluten free with butter

Shrimp Stir Fry with Quinoa
Stir Fry: Shrimp, Carrots, Broccoli, Celery, Green Onion, Garlic, Ginger, Salt, Black Pepper and Distilled White Vinegar
Quinoa: Salt

Beef Stew and Gluten free Bread with butter:
Beef, Carrots, Potatoes, Celery, Green Onion, Garlic, Corn, Kidney Beans (prepped by soaking overnight and then boiling in garlic water and cumin – I don’t eat canned foods)

N.B. I used the bean broth to cook the stew in. To make the stew thick, I mashed up some of the potatoes and put them back in the stew (flour replacement).

Mango, Cantaloupe and Peppermint Tea with brown sugar

N.B. My main beverage of choice is water. I usually have peppermint tea w/out sugar once or twice a day. When I’m treating myself I add a little sugar.


2 thoughts on “Don’t Overdo It – Migraine Recovery Day: 6

  1. I get euphoric after a big migraine. I think it’s because I’ve been bored for so long lying around in bed that I just want to do something. I cook, I clean, I write assignments – I’m a mad woman. Then everything settles down again and the next migraine hits.

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