There is knitting content here, it's in the second paragraph.
This is a serious year for migraines!! I have always had migraines. They started when I was about 11 or 12. Never too often, but bad when they happened. I would go through cycles of not having any for up to 2 years or so, then wham!! they hit again. About two years ago (it was the year that Hurricane Katrina hit) they were bad. I would get them about every other day, sometimes a couple a day. By that I mean, the aura would come back even though I had already had one earlier in the day, and the pain would be even more intense. I finally went to the doctor and he diagnosed a sinus infection. Now, I hadn't been sick at all, so where had this come from? Fast forward to last year, it happened again, long about the beginning of September. Not too bad, but by October I went to the doctor again. No infection this time. This year, it's like the first year. Pretty bad!! Like 3 migraines in a 26 hour time period. This is the part I hate. I can handle a migraine here and there. But this many is just too much. The only thing we can figure is that it is something in the air that is affecting me. Usually once November hits, I am fine. Oh, and I can't take any of those supposedly good migraine meds out on the market. They don't work on me. They make by scalp crawl and feel weird, but do nothing for the pain. I can take Fiorecet, a muscle relaxant, acetaminophen and caffeine. It works somewhat. I also use a cream that my sil gave me. It has lavender, butterbur(?), wild yam and some other things that are used for migraines. It helps too, plus it's fragrance is light, not over powering. SO....as to the title, does anyone out there have any ideas for some more natural remedies and/or preventatives?
Knitting content!! Umm, I finally figured out why the gauge was off on the second Fetching. You are going to laugh. I did!! I started the first one on Saturday evening, after having a migraine and taking the Fiorecet. I didn't get too far into it though. I did most of it on Sunday morning/mid-day. The second one I started mid to late afternoon on Sunday, had the second migraine, took more Fiorecet, and took Kim to the dance, taking Fetching with me. I did most of it at the dance. You would think the the music would make me tense, but it didn't. I had just enough of a buffer for it not to be too loud for me. However, the Fiorecet in my system must have made my knitting even looser than it normally is. So, I am going to rip it out and do it again. But I don't know when I can reknit it with all of these migraines coming and going. I did good on Monday and Tuesday, but woke up this morning with a headache already (yes I get them while I am sleeping) and proceeded to have a full-blown aura + headache this morning already. And if you are worried about me driving while under the influence of Fiorecet, it has no effect on my driving that I am aware of. I drove dh to work this am and I think he would have said something. It doesn't make me sleepy, on the contrary, all that caffeine makes me jittery.