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Migraine Headaches. No Laughing Matter.

Updated on November 19, 2012

Who Put That Brick In My Pillow?

We all need good friends. Sometimes I think if you have only one really good friend , then you are well blessed.

A dear friend of mine used to suffer from the most obnoxious migraine headaches on a regular basis,yet she mostly managed to keep her sense of humour.

I'd occassionaly had a migraine myself , so I thought I knew how she felt until the day I visited her .,and she'd had to go to bed and stay in the dark.

I tried to creep as quietly as a mouse and gently opened her bedroom door.

She was half sitting , half lying on the bed, hand to her head, holding an iced cloth.

I feebly asked "how do you feel?

I feel like asking "Who put that brick in my pillow?" she answered

"Wow!" I thought I've only ever felt that my pillow was full of pebbles.

A complete housebrick must be much worse

Not long after that day I suffered what I'd call one of those almighty attacks

on my head and neck, only to find that lying down was even worse than sitting up

yet I felt so exhausted.

I came up with the brilliant idea of plumping up 2 pillows as much as possible, then put

a cushion on top....."Now I can truly half lie and half sit" I thought................wrong ! !

The cushion felt like a bagfull of knives and forks. Give me back the brick, please, or better still the pebbles.

At least there might be one smooth pebble amongst them..!

Thankfully there are new medications on the market now. Some you take as soon as you feel a slight attack may be coming on and it stops the attack.

It's worth asking your doctor or even a good pharmasist. , because although a sense of hunour helps, The real pain of a migraine headache is no laughing matter.

A soothing scene in our minds can help a little.
A soothing scene in our minds can help a little.


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    Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

    WOW! Never heard of this one before. Must spread the word, because migraines can be so debilitating.

    Thanks a lot, Ruth

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    Ruth Veil 6 years ago

    I suffered with migraines for several years and then discovered a miracle in the form of a watch....Philip Stein watches.....they contain a chip that taps into your own bodys bio-dynamic frequencies and balances everything out.....I have not had a migraine since wearing my watch......check it out and be free xx

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    Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

    You are right , migraine is just tooooooo painful.

    For some people it takes years to discover the cause. We´re all different.

    Thank you very much for leaving a ccomment-

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    Gielyn Sullera Ragaodao 6 years ago

    Although we have medications we still need to take care of our selves physically specially mentally because migraine is too painfull..