Thank you for the kind wishes about the surgery; thankfully it all seemed to go okay and all is well with Mr/Mrs/Ms Stoma. The last few weeks have been pretty rough, however. While I’ve had regular headaches for a few years and I’m no stranger to migraines, more recently I’ve been getting regular migraines and what are apparently daily cluster headaches. Clusters are new to me. Ever experienced these? Or relentless migraines? Either way, it’s not fun and I fully empathise if you have.
Honestly, I’ve never known anything like it. Every day. A similar time. Pain, nausea, my eye about to explode, can’t see properly, it renders me totally useless. And it has massively grumpified me. I’m losing chunks in the day because of them, and I’m behind on so many things that I haven’t been able to do. That includes emails and blog-related jazz, so I’ll apologise now.
I’m grateful that Sumatriptan works reasonably well, even though it does take 1.5hrs to kick in. Apparently clusters can go on for several weeks. My GP wants to try a daily preventative but I’m hesitant after the last trial of a medication that was awful; we’re sticking with Sumatriptan in the short term and hoping this bout will leave me alone before too long. To think I complained of almost daily low-level headaches and a migraine or two a month… Silly me. This is torture.
Which got me to thinking… I’d like to do a poll. It’d be interesting to see how many of you also suffer from headaches, migraines and clusters, and yes to any of these then how you tend to treat them. If you’d like to share in the comments any medications that you’ve found to work so others can check them out and discuss with their doctor then please do. Want to take part?
On another note… Laughter can be a great medicine & we probably all need a few spoonfuls more of it. It may not be enough to kick ass when it comes to migraines & clusters, but it can lift your spirits when you need it. I came across a post from the lovely Elaine, a fellow blogger that I consider to be a wonderful friend online, where she’s shared some chuckle-worthy memes & quotes. I definitely recommend checking out her site as she also does some fab digital paintings.
I hope you’re all managing okay this week. Thank you for reading and I hope you’re able to take part in the polls as it will be interesting to see the results and maybe even hear from you what you’ve found that works!