Last night a migraine hit me, hard. I took meds and had Superdad rub my neck and shoulders with BioFreeze for extra measure. I tried to relax in bed so I thought I would read. Which is something you usually wouldn't think a person with a migraine would want to do but I gave it a go for a few to take my mind off the excruciating pain.
I'm still working on Eat, Pray, Love and I'm still in the India part at the Ashram. I'm to the part
where she's sitting on the bench trying out Vipassana meditation and gets bitten by all the mosquitoes. I detest mosquitoes. A LOT! But the meditation caught my curiosity.
This morning I woke up sluggish and my headache was doable. I had to run Sophie the Superdog to the vet to be fixed, chipped, a couple baby teeth pulled and her nails trimmed. *sniff* I won't be able to pick her up until tomorrow and I miss my baby terribly. I keep looking for her around the house and under my desk. She would have been great comfort when I had to go back to bed for my migraine.
My migraine came back with a vengeance. It was this awful throwing up pain that forced me back to bed wearing an eye mask hiding under my covers. I took my Maxalt and it made the headache much worse. Just what every migraine sufferer wants, their medication to make things worse. *sarcastically said* I called doc and left a message, which has yet to be returned. *angry voice* In the mean time I called in a refill for another migraine medication that I take and my mother-in-law graciously went to pick it up for me.
It has helped some and I was actually able to crawl out of bed.
While in bed, in pain I thought about what I had read last night about the Vipassana meditation method and gave it a try. You are to find a position and not move, even if your back starts to hurt. In my case, your head is killing you. I laid there in my bed with my eyes closed and didn't move. I just thought about breathing. At one point I didn't even feel the pain of the migraine. I don't know how long I actually was able to lay there motionless but I'm sure it wasn't very long. Not even half an hour but I don't know.
I'm going to read up more on the method and go from there.
My head is achy again so I'm going to stop staring at my laptop.