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  1. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Oh, no, Jill! Not you, too? I get them a lot — had one last night and again today due to the change in the weather. :-(

    Great pick because this looks just like one feels! The dragon curled up in a ball is perfect because I get very moody and just want to curl up somewhere. The mystic tube is perfect because it can be a mystery sometimes what causes them. The black is just perfect!!! ;-) Great job, Jill!

  2. Classy Chick JbyJill
    Classy Chick JbyJill says:

    Thanks, Lynn! I have had 3 in the last three months!! I’m not sure what is causing them…… I went to the chiropractor and he said my neck was out and could be causing them. My eyes are also messed up, blurry, so I have an eye appt. tomorrow. I get so nauseated and dizzy with mine. The only way to get rid of it is to go to bed and sleep for at least 12 hours… But when I wake up, I am soooo weak and tired :(

  3. KrzyKatLfs
    KrzyKatLfs says:

    I know the feeling well. So sorry. Good pick, though.

  4. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    Uuggghhh, so sorry to hear about your migraines Jill. Your Pick sure represents the feelings of pain really well, lovely bead choices!! Wishing you relief from your headaches.

    Joyce

  5. movie chick aka susan
    movie chick aka susan says:

    I am sorry to hear that you are having the migraines :( …I hope it gets better soon :)

  6. Leslie W Mtn Chick
    Leslie W Mtn Chick says:

    Jill, have you tried charting the headaches on the calendar to see if they match up to some hormonal changes? One a month sounds suspicious. It might help the doctor if you have this information handy. Also food eaten before the occurrence. My doctor helped me understand that allergic reactions are always worse when we are under stress, and/or have dust, mold, food, or pollen allergies at their worse. When we remove as many stressors as we can we can often reduce the allergic reactions.

  7. Wemai Coffee Chick
    Wemai Coffee Chick says:

    I hope you get better soon, Jill! Try to make some picks if you can! This pick includes some very nice beads even if it’s very dark and kind of evil pick! ;-)

  8. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    My neurologist had me keep a headache diary to chart when, duration, severity, foods eaten, weather, symptoms, if any meds helped. You might find this helpful, Jill. Do you take any prescription or OTC meds? I take prescription meds for prevention and Imitrex when one hits me. I also have prescription pain meds for when the OTC ones don’t work. Sigh…. :-( I’ve been struggling with these most of my adult life. It used to be so bad that I’d end up in the ER where they would have to give me a shot of Demerol for the pain mixed with something else to stop the nausea/vomiting. Yuck. Then I’d be knocked out for another day. :-( I get them fairly often, triggered by weather changes, strong odors/chemical smells/perfumes/, heat/humidity, smoke, bright lights, certain foods, red wine. It’s a complicated process trying to identify the triggers and they can change. They are different from person to person, too. Hormonal ones are a big trigger, too.

  9. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Sometimes, in spite of the meds and everything else, going off to a dark and quiet room to sleep (if you can with the pain) is the best thing, Jill. Sounds like you’ve discovered that. The “hungover” feeling afterwards isn’t much fun, either.

  10. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Can you tell when one is coming one? For example, I notice that lights seem brighter, smells are stronger, sounds are louder — as if all my senses are on high alert. I also feel very cold, no matter the season, when I get one. Sometimes hubby can tell before I can because I seem edgier.

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    Helen G aka tea chick says:

    speaking of being cold, one weird piece of advice I received actually works- warm up your feet! My former belly dancing teacher mentioned that she only got one migraine, after surfing in cold water (Santa Cruz, CA) in a footless wetsuit and getting extremely cold feet. Whenever I feel one coming on, I often find that my feet are in fact feeling icy, and I run for the fuzzy socks! It’s not like it stops them in their nasty little tracks, but it does help. Another tool in the toolbox-

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    Helen G aka tea chick says:

    by the way, I had one yesterday and when I saw your pick, I thought, “that’s exactly how they feel!” I showed it to me six year old daughter to help her understand how I feel (hoping that it will help her not to yell so much on those days- yeah, right!)

  13. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Oh Jill, I hope you feel better soon. I know that some people have them for days at a time. I have had mild ones but I know now that as soon as the auras start, if I take a couple of extra strength, that will numb them a bit.

  14. Fashion Chick aka SC
    Fashion Chick aka SC says:

    Jill, I’m so sorry that you’re not feeling well. I hope you get some answers to this problem soon. In the meantime, rest as much as you can and know that pleasant thoughts are being sent your way! BTW, great stones in your pick!

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    D D Mystic Chick says:

    sorry to hear about all the migraine sufferers… my cousin gets them (and so does my oldest daughter sometimes) so I know a little about how bad they are… hope you’re feeling better soon Classy Chick

  16. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Migraines are just the pits. I haven’t had one in years but once you do you never forget what it is like. Meds didn’t really help me and all I could do was lie down in a dark room with a pillow over my head to muffle any sounds. Your pick is a perfect expression of a migraine. Feel better soon, Jill.

  17. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Jill, I feel your pain…migraines are miserable. What helps me is wearing an herbal eye mask and putting a peppermint based headache oil on my temples and the back of my neck…then I just try to sleep it off. Origins makes a really great headache oil. Hope you get better soon!

    BTW, love this pick!

  18. Mayan Chick - Lilly
    Mayan Chick - Lilly says:

    Hope you feel better, Jill.

  19. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Jill, I showed this to my hubby and he laughed when he read the part where I said he can sometimes tell before I can that I’m getting a migraine because I seem “edgier”. He said, “Well, that was a nice way to say it.” I laughed and said, “Because you would have said ‘b****y’ — right?” He laughed again and said, “Well, yeah!” I told him I went with “edgier” because this is a family-oriented site!!! ROTFLOL

    At least he didn’t say I should have said “b****ier” — than he’d have really been in hot water!!! ;-)

  20. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    I sure hope you’re feeling a lot better by the time you read this, Jill, and that things go well at your eye appt. :D

  21. Southern Chickie
    Southern Chick says:

    Hope that you feel better Jill. This is a “gruesome” pick, but so are migraines…I had a friend that swore that a really really dark chocolate would make her migraines disappear. Come to find out there is some medical proof that certain chocolates can help…Worth a shot, maybe.

  22. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Hi, Jill! How are you feeling today? Have you been to the eye doctor yet?

  23. Kitty Chicky Cat
    Kitty Chicky Cat says:

    I’m SO sorry!! That sounds awful!!

  24. WireWrangler
    WireWrangler says:

    Hi Jill, I was making a quick pass through LB….had to return a few things, and your pick lept out at me, I had a migraine yesterday as well and having the “hangover” today, had to empathize with you. Also, putting on the nurses hat, some info and some recommendations.
    I think I was born with migraines, they run in our family. Suffered silently for years until a doctors’ comment and referral changed my life: he asked “What are you, a martyr?” and promptly referred me to a great neurologist (professor at UCI). Since then, the migraines are significantly less often and less pain.
    Best advice: get to a good neurologist, one who specializes in migraines if possible. Have ALL the testing for a firm diagnosis, rule out the truely nasty stuff. The treatments are amazing. They can include medications to help reduce the migraines in number and severity. No cures, yet.
    The process identifies triggers: all the stuff that gets the process of a migraine going. Some triggers you learn to avoid. Yes, hormones are notorious culprits. Some lucky ladies stop having migraines with menopause (birth control pills are another hormone and can cause, increase migraines but for some lucky gals the pill can actually help). Stress, another trigger, is all hormonal. Triggers can be a wide assortment and are individual. Migraines tend to run in families. I am a classic, genetic migraine.
    Aura’s are part of the migraine: flashing lights (blurred vision, too), distorted smell, funny smells. Usually a precurser to the event. The diary that LE talks about serves as a tool in diagnosis (how frequent, how severe) and helps to identifiy triggers.
    Treatments are really good now. I use a different medication than LE, similar. For me, highly effective. If a migraine hits while working, I can pre-empt the event and continue working. Also, the medication I use I can take even if I am vomiting.
    So, please get yourself a good neurologist, a diagnosis and hopefully some good, effective treatment. Those 12 hours of pain (For me the worst migraine was one solid week) will be reduced significantly.
    Good luck. Let me know how it goes.

  25. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    I just read the above post — excellent!!! Can’t believe I left out the auras. Maybe that is what you are interpreting as “blurred vision” or maybe not. Mine are inconsistent — I may or may not have one prior to a migraine. Also, 99.9% of the time, mine are on the same side of the head (left). I think I’ve only had 2 on the right side in my entire life.

    SeaShellSally — What is the med that you can take even if you have vomiting? I can’t even take mine when I’m severely nauseated.

  26. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    You all have some great advice! I too have migraines, but not alot. I have gone for two years without having one at times. My triggers are usually loud noises…hammering, and heat. I have never vomited, but have felt nauseated. My husband gives me a combo of Advil and Tylenol, lots of water, quiet, dark room… I think the chiropractor helped a lot too. I hope you are feeling better Jill. I know how you feel. I always felt like my head was going to burst.

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