How I Survive Migraine-Fried Brain By Susan Hanniford Crowley

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My doctor has told me that whenever there is a snowstorm or rain, his phone rings off the hook with calls for help from his migraine suffering patients. I know that I feel it in my head when the barometric pressure changes. Today before I could get out of bed, I took my migraine med and a pill for nausea.

If you suffer from migraines, there are times when you can survive the brain-fried feeling without going into reclusion. I’ve been in reclusion sitting in a dark bedroom with ice on my head and hoping the pain would soon fade. But I am doing better with the medications now. It’s important to know your triggers. For me, a weird scent can set off a migraine as well as strong light and sounds.

I will watch TV with captions if I know the sound to be too much for me that day. I draw curtains to soften the light. I also use a day-light or all-spectrum light bulb. If I wake with a migraine because of barometric pressure, I take my meds right away. Using all these techniques, I would go to work (when I had a day job), but now that I’m retired and a full-time writer, I just station myself on the sofa and decide I don’t need to go out this day. I am writing this blog post using my personal migraine relieving techniques.

My husband went out to pick up a few things and found the supermarket packed with people. We are expecting a snowstorm.

For writers and others on their computers a lot, you can find the things that will help you the most. I adjust the brightness and sound on my computer. If it’s still too tough on my eyes, I switch to a tablet. I think tablets have a different kind of screen. You can also adjust the brightness there. If I’ve been hit with a mega migraine, then I’m writing in a journal to type up at a later time.

I’m not a doctor, so I am not giving medical advice. I’m only saying what works for me in addition to those prescribed meds. For migraines, you will want to see a doctor to figure out what is best for you.

While I sit on the sofa typing away in soft light and sound, I want to mention that my new book The Vampire with a Blanket of Stars has been nominated by the Paranormal Romance Guild Reviewers Choice Awards 2019 for their award which is dear to my heart. I’ve always wanted to win. The reviewer called it “a love story for the ages.” On the ballot (which is a long scroll down), the book is in the categories of Young Adult/New Adult (YA/NA) book and YA/NA series. It is a New Adult.  Please, vote for my book in its two categories.  The reviewer said she could not put it down. Thank you.

The novel is available in Kindle and Amazon Print.

Thank you for sharing your day with me. If you are in a storm zone, please, be safe.

Susan Hanniford Crowley, Amazon Kindle Bestselling Author of Vampire Romance
Where love burns eternal and whispers in the dark!

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About Susan Hanniford Crowley

Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, and Science Fiction Author
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