Monday, November 16, 2009

Hello, Migraine. I've been worried to see you.

Yesterday started out so well.

Owen woke up in the morning with Conal so I slept in (Full disclosure: I got to sleep in on Saturday, too. I'm lucky!). When I finally got up, I had a smoothie, some coffee and read the paper. It was another warm day so I was looking forward to running in shorts.

I went out for my run and thoroughly enjoyed it.

And then I came home. And it all went downhill.

Within a half hour, I started to feel the migraine coming on. I drank some coffee and took some drugs and felt like crying. I hate my migraines. They are debilitating and evil. Eee-vil.

After three hours of fitful lying around/sorta sleeping in a darkened bedroom, I began to feel better. I couldn't warm up for the rest of the day or night (even though it wasn't cold) and my body felt wrecked. All of my muscles felt as if I had run a really hard race and then followed it up with an hour-long strength workout. Bleh. They still feel that way today. I feel wiped out.

It's such a drag. I haven't had a run-induced migraine in a few months, which has been great. But, I fully admit that just about every time I get back from a run, I'm nervous that I'll get one. I take some steps to stave them off but, unfortunately, I still get them. Normally, I don't get them from easy runs (and yesterday was pretty easy -- 5.6 miles in just over 50 minutes) so yesterday was unexpected. Ugh. Just ugh.

Oh, well. Today is a beautiful, sunny day. Conal had a great time at gymnastics this morning and is now crashed out for his nap, which means I can catch up!

Happy Monday, everyone!

~ Felice

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20 comments:

Morgan said...

OMG! That sounds horrible! You poor thing! Have you ever saw a doc about this?

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Yuck.. That sounds horrible. Glad you are feeling better. Shorts?? LUCKY!! Try tights and a rain coat. UGH!

The Happy Runner said...

Morgan -- Yeah, I have. Basically, I've had all sorts of tests and the docs have told me that, yes, I have migraines. I have some prescription meds to take at the onset of one, but they don't always work. So, I've devised my own attack plan, which often works but sometimes doesn't!

Diana said...

That's horrible :( glad it's go e today and that your feeli g better.

Suzy said...

I'm glad today is a better day! I can't imagine having to worry about getting an exercise induced headache. Take care.

Marlene said...

Yuck, that does not sound fun at all. Hopefully that's the last one for a while!

Staci Dombroski said...

Sorry about the migrained! I am glad that you are feeling better today!

MCM Mama said...

Oh, that sucks. Glad you are feeling a bit better and hope they stay away for a while.

Quix said...

Ugh, no fun at all! I'm sorry, but I am so so so thankful I've not had migrane issues, and so very sorry you're having to deal with that.

If it makes you feel better (misery loves company, right?) I'm nursing a bit of a old sports tailbone injury today (aggravated by picking up my gymbag - yeah, I'm hardcore) and it's been all dramatic. At first it wasn't so bad, then it was "woe is me, I'm not going to get my run in today" and now it's back to "I'll lace up and see what I can do". Hopefully it can stay there for the next hour, I have a feeling some activity (maybe not sprints, but we'll see) will actually do it good.

Meg Runs said...

Poor honey! Those headaches are EVIL! Glad you kicked it so fast. Rest well!

J said...

That stinks! I hope you are feeling better. My mom used to get Migranes a lot but now she doesn't. I was pretty young when she would get them so I dont really know any info but they went away so maybe there is hope that yours will go away and stay away some day.

Rachel Wasserman said...

Sorry about your migraine, sounds like it was an unexpected misery...

What is your plan for keeping them at bay? I also suffer from migraines and would love any additional tips, besides taking my meds at their onset.

RunnerMom said...

That sounds awful--for something you love and that is so good for you to cause something so painful. I've had one migraine-like headache in my life and that was enough.

joyRuN said...

I agree - migraines are pure EVIL. I've learned to counterattack with meds at the first sign - I'm a mess otherwise.

The Laminator said...

Oh, migraines suck! I hope you feel better!

lindsay said...

this just sounds awful! i'm sure it felt even worse, i can't imagine.

hope you are feeling better!

onelittletrigirl said...

Migraines are awful, I am sorry you had to deal with that! Glad you are feeling better :)

Jenn said...

So sorry! I had issues with my eyes at work once and it turned into my one and only migraine headache thus far. I honestly thought I had a brain tumor that had exploded. I would take childbirth over that pain anyday. Glad your feeling better!

Denise said...

Wow, that's really terrible!! I can't imagine getting them after running. I hope you're feeling better.

Tricia said...

Sounds terrible! Glad you're feeling better today.

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