Last time we chatted about migraines and running, I was an occasional migraine-sufferer, once every couple of months. Then last month, suddenly I was having what felt like constant migraines, one or two per week, always triggered by running. That’s a lot of time to spend wishing you could remove your head with various household implements. I came to realize that a migraine is so much more than just the pain and, um, the nausea, the hour or so of blindness, the vomiting, the extreme fatigue … you get it.
For me, a migraine comes with a side of negative emotions: Anxiety that this keeps happening and I don’t know why. Frustration that it’s apparently out of my control and that I can’t do the things I want to do. And most of all, the guilt that once again I can’t do anything with my family or help around the house because I have to spend the rest of the day lying in bed. So it’s only natural that I want to shed that emotional unpleasantness as soon as I can, wishing to pop out of bed the next day as efficient and productive as ever. Me? Weak and sickly? Never!
Unfortunately, it doesn’t work like that. Read more >>