I am working on my own list of golden rules for migraines. It may seem like most of these are common sense items, but when it comes to chronic pain and trying to survive everyday life with a migraine, most of my common sense seems to go out the window.
Here are my rules so far:
Do not take hot pizza pans out of the oven without being positively sure you are wearing an oven mitt.
When you are slightly nauseous, do not try to eat anything that you wouldn’t mind seeing again slightly digested in the near future.
Do not write out greeting cards during a bad pain day, or you might end up sending your father a greeting card, which is labeled “Dead Dad” instead of “Dear Dad.” (This just happened)
Always take earplugs with you whenever you are going to any type of music event.
During outdoor events like art fairs and strawberry festivals, always bring what I'm now calling The Migraine Protection Trinity with you: Floppy hat, sunglasses and bottled water.
Make sure you check your shampoo bottle before you pour shampoo on your head. You maybe washing your hair with Dove Night Body Wash, and it will take you forever to get that so called calming scent out of your hair.
Do not watch zombie movies right before you go to bed or you may dream about zombies chasing you all night and the increased stress may make your head hurt worse.
Does anyone else have their own rules??