Friday, September 4, 2009

If you Ignore Them, They will Still Come

Last weekend, I finally said those words out loud that I didn't think I would ever say and wouldn't normally let pass through my lips. I said that I thought my preventatives were finally working. This was after I was asked how I made out with the last Tropical Storm which came through our state.

I had really fared pretty well with the recent storms. Just mild Migraines and my cognitive function was kept pretty much in tact too. However, I think I knew something was up even as I was answering this question. I just wasn't myself yet I feel I was subconsciously trying to convince myself that I was fine.

It didn't matter that my cheek was already numb and I was being the biggest chatterbox around. You see, I don't normally like to talk even though I force myself to normal talk when I have to. Being the super talker I was is usually one of my signs that a bigger Migraine is coming on which I know I was trying to ignore as well as the tingling cheek and other symptoms.

It has been a bad week too. I feel like I jinxed myself with the comment. I actually ended up missing two days from work this week because of the Migraine which is something I haven't done before and was still not up to par the rest of the week. I know I shouldn't just ignore my symptoms, but I don't feel like I always think straight at that point either.

I think I want to find some preventative that works once and for all that I will try to convince myself that everything is getting better although I do know that I have been handling the storms better. Luckily the Migraine has been winding down and hopefully I'll be back to normal tomorrow as this is going to be a big weekend that I need to be ready for.

Is it normal to not want to get Migraines that you don't notice obvious symptoms?

4 comments:

WinnyNinny PooPoo said...

My family can tell when my headache is getting worse long before I can. Weird. I think our brains are in the start of that cascade of pain and aren't working properly.

MigrainePuppet said...

I think you're right. I was with people who don't really know what I am like so they probably think I'm this huge chatterbox who likes to take over conversations. Sigh...

chrissy said...

my husband will say you are getting a migraine...i say how can you tell....he says...your eyes are heavy, you can't talk right, you are short in temper...you are tired real quick.....:)

MigrainePuppet said...

It's nice when someone knows us so well and will still be kind, empathetic and love us even if we're a little short tempered and not quite our normal selves. Good for you for having such a caring husband!