The past two days have been totally HELLISH for me because I developed a migraine – yes, from Hell. I don’t really suffer from migraines. I had my first migraine attack about 5 years ago when I was in the UK for a wedding and I had no idea what was happening to me. The hotel doctor came to see me and diagnosed a migraine and prescribed some drugs, lots of rest and a darkened room for me. No strait-jacket though…
Anyway, on Sunday evening I started feeling yukky. Nauseous and almost blinded with the severe pain in my head I still didn’t think I’d be suffering from a migraine. I went off to bed, the hypochondriac in me convinced that I had some sort of tumour and I was going to die. This is what happens when you watch too much of House (medical TV drama) and feel that every slightest twinge in your body is a symptom of something terrible.
Which brings me to my next bad habit – I tend to Google my symptoms and do a self-diagnosis before seeking medical advice. I called my doctor and he confirmed the symptoms were that of a migraine and not some tumour that would need some sort of transplant. (Drat…!)
I’ve managed to live through it and feel better today but I feel so drained and knackered. The hardest part of it all was trying to do the show on air yesterday sounding like nothing was wrong. Even I gave myself a pat on the back.
Thanks for all the remedies that were shared with me. They were all from migraine sufferers too so I enjoyed the fact that I was not the only one who felt suicidal during a migraine. I think a bit of stress management might help.
Or a total lifestyle adjustment.