Sunday, August 3, 2008

Heat and Headaches

It's that time of year here in the Valley of the Sun. August. The hottest month and the longest it seems. Migraines are a funny thing, just when you think you have it figured out, they surprise you. An ENT who suffers from them once told me the trick is to figure out when to constrict the vessels and when to get them to open up. That IS the trick. I know heat and getting myself overheated (and I'm not talking about when my kids misbehave!) must open them up and then a constrictor like caffeine and cool rags help. So then, why does caffeine sometimes trigger them too?

Going to a wonderful chiropractor that was recommended by a dear friend. Not a new thing for me, but it has been a while. I think his working on me has opened up those vertebrae and started things working again. God really is creative. To think all the messages from the brain flow through our spines to different organs is so amazing. And we don't really take good care of our spines through life, starting with the rude yank into the world on our birthday. So it makes good sense to start with the central nervous system. Hence the word 'central'. That's where a lot of problems originate. I'm hoping we'll find my migraine answer!

If you Google Migraines, you wouldn't believe the stuff you'd find!! It'd give you a headache. But I found this site interesting. Avoid Migraines.
It was a little disconcerting to read that you kill brain cells each time you have an 'episode' and to do whatever you can to get rid of your migraine and to stop having them all together. Riiiighht. That would be good. I do need to up my Riboflavin intake, in the past that has made a difference for me and anything to help the adrenals is good. I have stopped doing both of those, and well, here I am again. The good news is my blood pressure hasn't been high at all since losing the 30 pounds. Thank You Lord!


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Sean's Ladies said...

LOL. Right. Like anyone would want to 1)suffer 2) head towards a stroke! That is ridiculous! I have heard that you shouldn't wait to medicate. Get the pain under control asap. Stay hydrated!! And let me know when you find the miracle pill!

Simply Moms said...

I've been in serious pain for 3 weeks now.