Migraine on the Beltway

Posted by barb on Oct 2, 2003 in Uncategorized |

I was commenting to Andrew yesterday that the current weather changes are perfect for triggering my migraines.

I shouldn’t have said anything.

Tonight, on my commute home, I started sensing my pre-migraine aura while on the Beltway. Since I’ve been seeing white fuzziness from scar tissue on my retina recently, I wasn’t certain that it was the beginnings of a migraine. But when I hit I-66, my vision became even more patchy. I had two choices: I could pull over at the emergency pull-off a mile off the beltway, or I could drive two miles past that and be home in a warm bed. I chose to drive home. The whole way I was moving my eyes around a lot to make sure that I was filling in all of my patchy spots.

The bad thing is that Mushi and Jeff are coming into town tomorrow, and we still have some cleaning to do. So, after sleeping for an hour or so, I forced myself out of bed. I had gotten some Excedrin and into a dark room before my aura ended, which puts me in a good position not to get the full-blown migraine. Generally I’m still dizzy and “stupid” for the rest of the day, but that’s way better than the headache.

Andrew had cooked dinner (yay), and then I went to the basement to clean up and iron our Ren Fest costumes. Andrew took care of the (loud) vacuuming, since I knew I couldn’t handle it. I was still dizzy, and had a doozy of a headache, but it was at least not the headache. I can force myself to function, if necessary, as long as I don’t get the headache.

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