I had my 3rd migraine in a 7 day stretch yesterday. I once again did not have my medication at work (restocking my work bag now . . .) so I spent 5+ hours seeing patients and pretending everything was great while in constant pain (the migraine started just before noon).
I came home barely able to function and I need to find a solution. Life is full and challenging right now but honestly at a level that in theory is doable and realistic — but not if I am dealing with massive headaches half the time.
I am grateful that my rescue med (Ubrelvy, if you are curious) does always seem to work and that it is covered by my insurance.
I *could* try taking it every other day as prophylaxis; the neurologist/headache specialist I’ve seen twice now told me this was an option. I think I might do that for the next couple of weeks and see how it goes. Alternatively there are some monthly injectible options. But I think I have to accept that I’m not going to solve this with just hydration or protein or something. I have tried those things and they are not enough right now. There is a weird undercurrent where I feel like I must be doing something wrong to cause these, but I think I just have to move past it and accept that they are just something I need to deal with.
(Yes, have tried magnesium/CoQ10 and Migrelief before. Both made me too tired to function so I gave up.)
Hobonichi Sales Day
On a happier note – it’s Hobonichi Sales Day! September 1st is the official day, but in my time zone sales start at 10 pm on August 31st, so . . . today. Annabel plans on joining me for the ordering ceremony (it feels worthy of this title!) this year.
We will both be sleep deprived tomorrow but hopefully we will get our covers of choice!
Full lineup and shop is here. With prices shown in $USD this year!
Best Laid Plans Academy
On a much happier and upbeat note, BLPA Fall 2023 registration launches tomorrow!!! I have gone back and fourth on the session timing but I think I am going to go with 1 pm Eastern. Or 2 pm!? Thoughts are welcome in this eleventh hour! If you are interested in joining this round, please make sure are signed up to receive the newsletter since the link will be released there first, early tomorrow AM.