Friday, June 11, 2010

Waking Up With A Migraine

I loathe waking up with a migraine - as I have for the past 4 days. Even though I know most days I'll get a migraine at some point, there is just something so frustrating about starting the day this way. It makes it so hard to get out of bed, but I can't treat it without getting up and having some food. Then I spend the next 4 or 5 hours trying to recover, which never fully happens.

I'm a morning person by nature so when I lose the first half of my day I feel like I've wasted my time and it's just that much harder to get stuff done. Maybe I need to start training my body to be more time flexible. Start doing more things late in the day...

Have any of you wonderful readers ever had to adjust your time in such a way? Do you have any suggestions for me?


  1. I agree, waking with a migraine is brutal. I usually get a few minutes to hours every day before it hits and I relish the quiet time.

    I try not to worry about keeping a schedule, and just get things done when I can, whether it's at noon or midnight.


  2. If you wake up with one, my experience was that it started quite a while ago, so I really had to tromp on it to get it under control. :(

  3. Worst way to start the day.
    When I wake up with really bad symptoms I have a list of things that might help, or that will help me ride it through till hopefully things improve. And I just work through them as much as I can.
    Fingers crossed for tomorrow being a lovely morning.

  4. Winny, that's the troubling never know how long it has been around.

    Thanks Joy! I'm feeling better today :)

  5. Oh yes. And I'm a morning person too, so I also feel like most of my productivity is wasted that day. However, I've found that there is one task that makes me feel accomplished, even if I do nothing else that day, and that's doing the dishes. Even on good days when I've done 98370 other things on my to-do list, if I haven't done the dishes, I feel like I haven't done anything. I think identifying that one item that makes you feel productive is key. If it's something you can manage with a migraine (or with migraine after-effects), you can sort of trick yourself into thinking the day wasn't wasted.

  6. What a great idea simplesavvy! Two things come to mind...having the bed made and, like you, having the dishes done. Thanks!