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Ouch, ouch, ouch. I only get migraines very, very rarely, but I've had the worst one yet ever since Thursday night. Today, for the first time since then, I've felt better enough for a couple of very, very brief sessions on the computer - just long enough to type in revisions to one story, send it out, start to write some of the emails I owe, and then give up in face of my head's VERY pointed protests. So I'm getting back off again now, but just wanted to let everyone know - I swear I'm not ignoring emails, it just really, really hurts to look at a computer screen right now.

Back soon, I hope!

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silk_noir
Apr. 27th, 2008 02:17 pm (UTC)
Rest, rest, love. Darkened room, cool cloth on the forehead--your only responsibility is to little Kat inside you.
stephanieburgis
Apr. 28th, 2008 12:06 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you!!! That was just what I needed to read.
jennreese
Apr. 27th, 2008 02:18 pm (UTC)
UGH!! I hope you feel better soon. Wish I could help!
stephanieburgis
Apr. 28th, 2008 12:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you!!! I'm feeling quite a bit better today - whew. And so wonderful to find your comment here!
ex_kaz_maho
Apr. 27th, 2008 02:21 pm (UTC)
Oh, poor you! Take it easy and don't worry about anything. Migraines are horrible things... *hugs*
stephanieburgis
Apr. 28th, 2008 12:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you!!! They really are awful...I hadn't had one in such a long time I'd forgotten just how bad they can be. At least the good news is that I've been told they get less and less frequent as we get older...
gregvaneekhout
Apr. 27th, 2008 02:42 pm (UTC)
Oh, no! That's just miserable. If you haven't already done so, you might find some relief in cold compresses on your forehead and on the back of your neck. Hope you feel better sooner than soon.
stephanieburgis
Apr. 28th, 2008 12:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm feeling a lot better today, thank God, but that is really good advice about the cold compresses - I'd tried them before on my forehead but never on my neck. Thank you!
ruralwriter
Apr. 28th, 2008 04:16 pm (UTC)
My favorite non-medicinal migraine treatments:

1) Ice bags/wraps. Cool washcloths don't help me much...and ice stays cool much longer. Back in the day, I'd put ice in freezer baggies and then use a washcloth or something to protect me from the humidity.

I use one of the wraps here that I can freeze.
http://www.medi-temp.com/products/applications/headaches.html

2) Sleep. Honestly, I sometimes feel guilty for, er, sleeping during the day, but good rest is one of the best things for dealing with headaches (there's research that suggests migraineurs don't get good sleep). Besides, you need extra rest now anyway. ;-)

3) Audiobooks. I love something to distract me from my pain, but I often can't read. However, someone can read to me through audiobooks/podcasts. I can turn the volume down and...well, sometimes I get read to sleep (see treatment #2).

4) Eating certain things seemed to help a bit. I actually like nibbling on crushed ice. It's soothing to my stomach and it seems to help with the head pain, too.

5) Kiki's Delivery Service. The Miyazaki movies are so much quieter than a lot of other movies... :-)

I don't know if any of my treatments will help you considering how individual migraines are, but I wanted to throw them out there on the off chance they might help.

Good luck!
stephanieburgis
Apr. 28th, 2008 04:25 pm (UTC)
Ooh, thank you for those! Thank God the migraine is pretty much (knock on wood!) ended at last, but I am definitely holding these strategies in reserve for the next time one hits.
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