DISCLOSURE – I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice – these are just tips and tricks suggested by the HTC community. Please consult a doctor if you are dealing with serious migraine issues!
It’s been quite a week (and if you follow me on Instagram and watch my stories, you know what I’m talking about.) If you haven’t been hanging out on my stories (shameless plug-please come hang out in my stories, they are currently my favorite and I absolutely love being able to talk to you guys in my DM’s,) here’s a 10-word recap of what’s been going on:
In the last month, I’ve had a lot of migraines.
Like, at least 5. It’s been #badnewsbears.
I’m not a stranger to migraines – but I typically only get them every 3-5 months and it’s usually after I have deprived myself of sleep for too long or have completely burnt myself out. But 5 in the span of a few weeks? That’s a lot, even for me, and it’s totally had me freaked out. When something goes wrong in my body, I instantly assume my cancer is coming back for me. That anxiety gnaws at me day in and day out and slowly builds until I have a full-blown panic attack and I become pretty inconsolable. This last Monday, I had one of the worst migraines yet and I could feel myself getting to the edge of a complete melt-down. While I usually take Excedrin for my migraines, I’m not supposed to take a lot of it back to back because of my platelet counts, so I couldn’t do anything but try to sleep it off. Before I allowed myself to completely deteriorate, I decided to reach out to the HTC Instagram community and ask if anyone had suggestions for dealing with migraines. The response was UNBELIEVABLE! Thank you, to each and every one of you, for sending me your tips and tricks and for giving me some places to start in seeking help for my migraines. A lot of other community members asked to hear the suggestions that were sent to me, so I decided to compile all of the suggestions here for everyone to refer to here. So thanks, HTC friends, for essentially writing this post for others to have! You guys are the best!