Sunday, June 24, 2012

Migraines, Merlot and Movie Tickets.

Image totally unrelated to this post.
Immy providing a concert to her toys when no real people would sit and watch it.

It's been a big week. I decided I need to seek more help with managing my migraines. Currently I average about 10 days a month with a migraine, I get through it ok, but it requires days of medication, too much codeine and sometimes a spaced out Mummy that goes to the supermarket to buy one thing and comes home with seven choices for dinner because she couldn't make a decision.

The doctor has suggested two options for me to try, one involves taking medication every day to try and prevent migraines appearing. I am still not sure I want to do that, but will give it a three month trial and see how it goes. There are two side affects of the medication, one it makes you sleepy, so I need to take them at night, the other, it causes weight gain. I wasn't too happy about this one so I decided that I need to start getting on top of that before I start.

I went and gave my all at a Body Combat class.

I can now hardly move. Throwing down voltaren like a crazy lady.

Yes, I am going in circles, I know, I know!

The good bit was that we discussed how I have pretty much given up alcohol to help with the migraines, doctor suggests that clearly that isn't working so I should feel free to drink in moderation again. Hello Winter Merlot with my soup dinners.

Thank you for all the retweets on twitter about my post discussing the iPad donation to Popps' school and thank you for all the entries into my Brave post - the most I have ever had.

If you are a winner, please send me an email at claireyhewitt AT gmail DOT COM with your postal details on it.

The Winners, as judged by Mr H are:

Di from Max the Unicorn
Kim Maxwell
Mrs BC

Have a great week everyone.


  1. Migraines are horrid. Luckily I only get a few a year.

    I hope you find something that helps prevent them in the first place, and it's good to know you can still have a glass or two of merlot too.

  2. I feel sick just reading the word 'migraine'. I've had some shockers.

    The tricky thing is they can be caused by so many possible things. For me, it's things like hormones, dehydration, eating too much packet food (there must be a certain flavouring or colouring or preservative that triggers them), and of course stress. This is the longest I've ever been without one and the biggest changes I've made are less stress on myself and eating better. Not terribly helpful, but I always saw them (blurrily) as my body's final attempt to slow me down, and it's often the simple things that really work.

    Good luck!

  3. Oh you poor thing. I suffer from very rare migraines. It is the most debilitating experience, and I also found the medication made me feel completely disjointed, vauge, and rather out-of-body. Luckily my GP never ever suggested I give up alcohol. She probably knew that would never fly with me, heh.

  4. That's no good to have to deal with that kind of pain so regularly, Clairey. I hope you find a way out. x

  5. Migraines are awful. I endured my first one recently so I feel for you. I hope you can find something that works.

    P.S - I'm so excited I won tickets to see Brave. Thank you!

  6. Thanks for my winning tic..very excited

  7. Hi, new fan on board from DP :)


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