July 16, 2009


That's exactly what I wanted to be so bad the other day.

You're probably wondering why I wanted that. Well, I'm not really one to talk a lot when it comes to personal details but I've been suffering for quite a long time now and I feel isolated. More so, when a friend of mine actually labeled it as a symptom caused by depression and that I've been exhibiting the worst of it. Seriously now!

Let me tell you what I have. I'm a Migraine sufferer. This is my condition. This is my illness. It's NOT depression! For crying out loud.

It is my silent prosecutor. I suffer alone. In darkness. In utter silence. Streaked with mild starvation and dehydration...not depression.

I hate my migraines with a passion. Migraine is NOT fun. It can go on for days. It's a condition that fills you with misery and pain. I wish I CAN just wish it away and be gone forever. I'll be happier without it.

Recently, I had one and it was the worst kind. Felt like my head was going to explode. It was so painful, I couldn't even get myself to cry! All the nerves in my brain was shut with pain. I was at the verge of passing out. Painfully aggravated when I puke. Aah the pain that comes after each puke was insurmountable! It left me non-functional for 2 days.

It was all I needed after a glorious beach vacation. Not fair. My head is still spinning from the after-effect. Not fair. Now this, is depressing.

Is there hope for sufferers like me? My migraine seem to occur at instances like:

a)when I get really sleepy in the middle of the day and don't nap right away {impossible when I'm at work}.
b) A week prior or after my period
c) Sky is overcast
d) Heat from sun
e) Winter cold
f) Changing weather

I can't win.

Is there anyone else like me out there? Have you found natural alternatives to remedy the symptoms? Or is there even an effective means to get rid of it permanently? And can I say it again? It is not depression but IT IS depressing... I'm done suffering...


  1. I'm so sorry to hear that you have migraine headaches, Maricris. They can be terribly debilitating.

    I'm a great believer in apple cider vinegar. If you do an online search for the benefits of apple cider vinegar, I think you'll be surprised at all that it helps. It's very beneficial in many ways. You can buy the pill form in most any health food store. You might want to give it a try.

  2. You poor thing. Thankfully I've never had one, but my friend gets them. She goes to the chiropractor a lot so you could maybe look into that.

    Hope it gets better :)

  3. I feel so bad for you. I have had one migraine in my life and I cannot imagine coping with that on a regular basis.

  4. Since June I've been dealing with chronic headaches and they are NO FUN!! Mine are not migraines they are due to a more serious neurological issue. They only thing that takes away the pain is prescribed pain meds!! No fun at all! I realize this is no help to you!! Just know I understand your pain! Hope you get them under control!! Have you been to the doctor? Maybe they can prescribe something.

    Oh thanks for stopping by my blog today!! I always love when I get to "meet" new bloggers!!

  5. i love your blog! thanks for visiting mine and leaving positive feedback. it is difficult to find the time to parent and work and throwing writing into the mix just takes the dimensions to whole different level!

    i hope to aspire to your level of success.
    nice to "meet" you in this virtual world...

    (i guess this is a bit misplaced when the blog on which i am commenting is about headaches...)

  6. I am so sorry that you have to deal with them! I hope that you find some sort of relief.

  7. I am a migraine sufferer and have one trying to start today. What do I do? As soon as I start feeling the first twinges, I take 800mg Motrin. Then, if it continues, I have coffee that I sweeten. Under normal circumstances, I don't drink my coffee that way, but the combination of the sugar and caffiene seem to really help knock it out.

    Mine are due to changes in the weather. So, today it's gorgeous and sunny, but we have a new weather front moving in. Headache city my friend.

    Let me know if you try it and how it works for you. A caramel macchiato from Starbucks (grande at least) works wonders.


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