“My-graine” Action Plan

Can you believe it’s already July 2nd. We’re two days post Migraine and Headache Awareness Month. How do you feel after spending an entire month meditating on hope? I feel rejuvenated and inspired.

Throughout June’s blog challenge, I gave much consideration to the next steps in my life with Chronic Migraine. As I blogged about hope, I thought about my migraine action plan. Here’s what I came up with.

  1. Start and maintain a migraine trigger free diet.
  2. Eat on time.
  3. Start my migraine diary.
  4. Do more research on migraines and current treatment plans, inclusive of medication, supplements etc.
  5. Exercise
  6. Spend at least 15 minutes per day outside in the sun.
  7. Start seeing a neurologist (I haven’t seen one in a while see my post Conveyor Belt Migraineur), preferably a headache specialist.
  8. Stick with the plan.

So far I’ve started numbers 1-3. Yay!  Over the next 8 days (starting with today), I’ll write about each point on my list; I’ll discuss why the step is necessary and how I’m addressing it.

After reading my 8 point plan to better health and hopefully less migraines, please let me know if you think I need to add to this list. Leave your advice in the comments below. Thanks in advance.

– Skylar

 

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10 thoughts on ““My-graine” Action Plan

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  2. You know, through my diary I found out that I also tend to have migraines after, what I usually call “emotional stress” -stress caused by fights with boyfriends or stress caused by my parents. Or usually in the period after that stress, when I start relaxing again. Maybe an idea to mark your stress-levels of that day in your diary?
    Anyway, it looks to me like a tight plan, I really hope it will work out for you and you´ll have more and more painfree days!!

    • Thanks so much for that suggestion! I’ll definitely record my stress levels too. I’m happy your diary helped. So you think having the diary is good then?

      Did you use a notebook and pen or did you use a computer app? I’m doing it the “old fashioned” way :).

  3. I think it´s an extremely useful tool, and I wish I had kept it more consistently over the years, because some things only become clear after months or even years. I discovered monosodium glutamate as a trigger this way, after attacks provoked by eating at Chinese and Japanese restaurants, and it also gave me proof that chocolate doesn´t affect me at all, though it´s the first thing everyone always tell me to give up. I used to write it down on pieces of paper I kept in a folder, but I should´ve kept a notebook or maybe there are computer programmes? That might have helped me keep it more consistently. Actually, I should start keeping one again, get myself a decent notebook or so. You know what, I´m going to join you, tomorrow I´ll get a notebook and pick it up again 🙂

    • Yay!!! I’m glad you’re joining me. We should post pics of our notebooks/journals (I have a cutesy journal my hubby bought for me), on our blog. Maybe others will join us.

      I’m happy to know that you found it useful. It gives me even more motivation to keep mine. 🙂

  4. Yeah, it isn´t easy to keep up… The only thing I´ve been doing consistently is marking on a calendar when I have migraines, I´ve been keeping track that way for 2,5 years now. Marking is easier than writing 🙂 Maybe I can make up a kind of template… I´m going to think it over and I´ll let you know what I´m going to use. Good luck with yours, I´m curious to see your journal 🙂

    • Keeping track isn’t easy. It becomes tedious after a while. It’s good you’ve been doing something.

      Migraine Buddy has an app you may want to try. They’re on wordpress too. Their site is migraine buddy.com. I don’t use it because I prefer to write things down. It may work for you though.

      On a side not, I just had an argument with my niece ugh! I recorded it. We’ll see if stress plays a part.

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