I get migraines on average of twice a year. The last few haven’t been too bad: a few handfuls of OTC drugs, a few hours of rest, and I’m good to go.
Last night, I changed into barn clothes and as I said goodbye to my coworker, I noticed that I was having trouble seeing her. I started to get nervous, but headed out anyway. By the time I got to my car and started it, my aura had started in earnest. Cars on the road in front of me came in and out of my vision, and I lost all depth perception.
I was able to drive the few blocks home, and get drugs into my just as my aura vanished and the migraine really hit. I crawled into bed and after a few hours, felt steadier and able to sit up and have some food. Then back to bed.
This mornin I woke up with my head back in a vice grip, and the world spinning when I moved. I stopped getting migraine-specific drugs a few years ago when they began giving me horrendous side effects – the only time I’ve ever had bad side effects from drugs – and this is really the first one I’ve had in a long time that I needed them for. Oh well.
So I am home sick today, having finally migrated from the bed to the couch. Sitting up works again, but moving at anything more than a snail’s pace is out of the question. I am watching Ken Burns documentaries and crocheting Christmas gifts.
Which is a long and windy way of saying that I am not riding or at the barn. I have hopes that by this evening I can get to the barn to groom but I am not counting on it.
Sigh. Anyone else get migraines?