Oh No, Not Another a Migraine

I created this post as part of a campaign by Teva Pharmaceuticals. I received an American Express gift card for participating.

I feel it in my eyes first.  Everything is too bright and causes my head to drum, a slow drumming throb at first.  Then I can start to feel sound.  When the sound becomes movements in my brain, the lights have become lasers beating my brain.  The pain is intense and I know I don’t have just a headache.  Oh no, I have a migraine.  It’s at this point that I generally am curled in bed, with a pillow over my head to drown out sound and light.  I often find that I have waited too long and the nausea sets in and I become too afraid to take anything in fear of vomiting because there is More to a Migraine than just the throbbing pain.

I have suffered from migraines for more years than I care to admit.  My migraines typically last me 24-48 hours.  Did you know that migraines generally last 4 – 72 hours?  I know generally around the 24 hour mark I become completely useless as the pain has worn me out and all I want is to be pain free.

Migraines rank in the top 3 of the world’s most prevalent medical conditions. With nearly 36 million Americans suffer from migraines, including its various characteristics.  About 18% of American women and 6% of men suffer from migraine.  In my family, myself and my both my 20 something daughters suffer from migraines.  I honestly don’t know what is worse, suffering from one myself or watching my daughters in agony with their own migraine.

Have you noticed that certain activities often trigger a migraine (e.g. disrupted sleep, stress, certain foods or drinks)? I have found that knowing some of my triggers can help me to ward off getting as many migraines as I once used to.  For me, I know if I eat ginger snaps, I will get a migraine within a few hours.  I am not entirely sure what in the gingers snaps triggers it for me, I just know that it does.  I also get a migraine monthly with my period.  I know for me, that the day I get my hormone migraine, that Aunt Flo will be visiting within 24- 48 hours.  It seems so unfair to me to get both within a day of each other.

So how about you?  Do you get migraines?  How long do yours last?  What is your warning sign that a migraine is coming on?

About Aunesty Janssen

I am Aunesty Janssen, a mom who is a huge Disney Addict. I have 6 amazing kids, 21 down to 2. With my oldest daughter in CO working for Wells Fargo, my eldest son in the Army, my middle daughter attending college {& a WDW CM}, my middle son a Junior in high school and my two toddlers, the three year old boy, Carson, who is on the Autism Spectrum and Courtney, my large personality two year old.

I love crafts, blogging, baking and spending time with my family.

When I am online, I am usually writing a blog post, or talking on Facebook. You can find me on Aunesty.com, AunestyJanssen.com or Temporary Tourist and few more...

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