My migraine has finally lifted. On average I take migraine medication 3 times a month (of course I record it but not in an excel spreadsheet - yet). I've made a lot of sacrifices to get it down that low, including giving up caffeine, oral contraceptives, and severely restricting my alcohol intake (I can no longer drink tequila--my favorite--or red wine and I can't over do the white wine or Guinness. There are times where I can't drink at all).
Even with all these restrictions I had to take 7 pills this month. I don't like taking pills and often put it off, hoping its not really a migraine, which of course is one of the worst things you can do with migraines. I know many people who suffer far more than I (all women) and have far more restrictions but it still sucks. I also know that my biggest addiction I will never give up and that's work - which requires being in front of a computer screen or reading loads of text. Neither of those are good for migraines.
But really what amazes me most of all is the feeling when it is finally gone. I can be symptom-free, usually from medication, but still know it's there, lingering. Migraine is described as a headache but is so much more and if its around for too long I start to get used to it. I start thinking this is just how I am and then it lifts and I'm suddenly able to be myself again.
So once again, today I am all me.