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Wednesday night I awoke with a headache. This isn't all that unusual as it happens on occasion... but this one just wouldn't go away and I ended up taking a Tylenol and using my ice-headband that I use for migraines.
It seems like I've always had migraines - started when I was pregnant with my 2nd child at 23. Figured they were hormone related at that time. Later I wondered if they were caused by a fall on my head from a horse when I was about 9. (BTW, I've fallen several times since, but never again on my head).
And then sometimes I wonder if it has anything to do with sleep apnea. I do find that many times I awaken in the night with my heart beating fast and I can't catch my breath. But by doing the slow breathing technique (breathe in through nose, count to 5, hold breath to count of 10+, then breath out through mouth), my heart rate returns to normal. One day I should check it out.
With age, my full blown migraines have developed into ocular migraines - usually only affecting my vision with the jagged light aura, but luckily no pain (or some soreness or slight headache,but nothing like they used to be). These come a few a month, but don't last longer than 15- 20 mins. However, they do affect my sight and come on suddenly - so, because of them, I don't drive on Highways anymore.
Then... there's the weather. We had overcasts stormy weather this whole week. Some think the changes in the barometric pressure play a part in headaches. I've never read any scientific research on this, but I imagine there could be something to it.
Hm...mm, I didn't think "I awoke with a headache" would lead to a a total post. But maybe some of you out there experience headaches and also wonder what causes them. I do know some of the 'triggers', but apparently not all.
Anyway, since I've obviously devoted a whole post to headaches, I will ask if anyone else out there suffers with this? And if so, would you like to share what works for you?
Thanks (as always) for coming by. I spent the morning learning to Zoom with 6 others in my pottery group. We are all 'older' and talked about all the things we were learning during this pandemic... like Skyping, Zooming, ordering online, some still working - but learning to work from home, etc. And we all wonder how long this 'situation' was going to last... with the general census of opinion being "for a while".
So when I saw this poster on Pinterest, I thought it said it all: