After being on a good low-pain streak, I started to feel the Migraine beast emerge yesterday. The (metaphorical) ice pick that was attacking my right eye became sharper, more intense, and more frequent. Grrrr. At first I was mad that I was losing the “battle.” Then I was sad that my streak was officially over. And then I was mad at myself for waiting too long to take my strong meds. I was trying to be optimistic! I was hopeful that the knife attack would cease… if I just ate some healthy foods… if I tried to get some sleep… if I tried to wish away the pain. Silly, huh?
For me, it’s really hard to give in and take the Heavy Duty Pills. I know logically that sometimes I wait too long to take them. I wait for the pain to worsen so I can justify taking the pills. This is a bad idea! I’ve read it everywhere and I’ve been told by numerous doctors: “The longer you wait, the harder it is to get rid of the pain.”
Next time, I will try my best to take medicine sooner. The longer I wait, the more severe the pain, and the harder it is to stop the migraine. I guess I have to learn the hard way… over and over again.