I went to the Belleville Strawberry Festival on Sunday, and I lasted only 33 minutes. One trip down the street of the fair did me in. As soon as I got out of the car and I started walking in the heat, I knew it was going to be bad. My head began banging straight away. It felt like my brain was bouncing off the inside of my forehead.
Still since I was with friends, I thought I would tough it out. I bought a strawberry banana smoothie, thinking it would cool me off. It helped a little, but a few minutes later, the dizziness started in and I almost tripped on the pavement.
I suggested we get something to eat. Maybe some food and a sit down in the shade would stabilize my brain, I thought. I bought a vegetarian pita and finished my smoothie with it. The food was a nice distraction from the pain, but as soon as we were finished and we started walking again, I knew I was heading for migraine zombie land.
I staggered around for a few minutes more, bought some local honey from a booth and announced I needed to call it quits.
I could tell my friends were disappointed, but they said I looked like I was going to expire. One friend even said I looked like shit and they took me home.
So once again, my migraine brain ruined a day out.
I’m really getting worried about my vacation in July. I’m supposed to be going to Mackinaw Island for a few days. How am I going to last under the summer blazing sun at a crowded tourist attraction? Does anyone have any tips for surviving an outdoor day in the heat when you are a migraine chick?