As I shared with you yesterday the first 5 points of how I conquered my migraines, here are the last 5 points in my journey. Hope what I learned along the way helps you and your loved ones in their journey with migraine.
- I learned to love and commit to drinking water, loads and loads of it. I must drink 2 liters of water a day. A full glass (which is half a 500 ml bottle) when I first wake up, another full glass before I sleep. And spread the rest across the day evenly. A glass before and after shower (I read that somewhere, due to dehydration or so). Drinking a cup of coffee or tea must be followed with a glass of water cause caffeine dries your brain.
I started suffering from migraines around the age of 24, having had a history of frequent headaches since I was in school, it actually took me a while to realize that what I was suffering from was no longer just mere headaches. I only realized they developed into migraines when one day a headache grew in intensity so fast, that my regular painkillers wouldn’t fix it, I could barely open my eyes and felt an urge to gauge my eyes out to relieve the pressure, tears were streaming down my face involuntarily, and I was barely able to drive myself to the hospital. After the doctor examined me, he gave me the confirmed diagnosis of migraine, and that’s when my journey started. Read the rest of this entry »