One of the biggest things I hear about concerning migraines is STRESS. You probably know what I’m talking about. If not, just Google Search “Migraines and Stress” and you’ll get over 9.7 million results.
The Catch-22 I’m dealing with is the fact that every single day, I try my best to prevent migraine pain. I try to sleep well, and eat well, and follow a diet (as low-tyramine as I can), and take my vitamins/supplements, and meditate, and stretch, and relax my tension, and make a Green Smoothie (a new thing I started doing this weekend, by the way!) aaaaand etc etc.
But doing all of those things takes focus and concentration and honestly, it’s stressful to worry about migraine prevention Day In and Day Out. Never a break.
Lifestyle changes cause stress, which cause migraine pain, which is why I started those changes in the first place!
But hopefully, eventually, the lifestyle changes will become easier. It will become habit like showering or brushing my teeth. And then maybe I will have more good days in the future. It’s hard right now, but hopefully it will get easier.
So I’m going to go back to that Google search and try to find some good advice.
Also, I found this article about ACCEPTANCE, which is something I am constantly working on. I love this link so much. Maybe you will find some insight in it as well: http://invisibleillnessweek.com/2011/08/18/what-does-it-mean-to-accept-your-chronic-illness-diagnosis/.
Lastly, THANK YOU Internet, for your endless information and ways to connect people to other people in their situation so we don’t feel so alone.