Sometimes it controls my life. Then I get over it.

I’m not sure exactly what my trigger was…it was pretty unusual to have to deal with the fallout of whatever I did. But I got hit with a freakin’ 12 migraine last night.  *on the scale of 1-10.

It was bad.

It was…crawl to the bedroom, throw up through the night bad.

I took one of my stronger meds and went to bed at about 8.  I was sick all night. I woke up at 5 with maybe a 7 or an 8 for a morning headache.

Some maintenance meds and I was okay to go.

Just another example of how a migraine can run your life.  I had so many things planned for last night and instead I went to bed and got nothing done. The joy of it is that it’s not the flu. It’s not a cold. It could happen again tomorrow or next week or hell…both.

So…sorry to ditch you guys. But I’m here and guess what?  I didn’t do anything for exercise today. I’m in recovery mode.


Let’s talk about Celiac a little bit.

A few years ago I noticed my running had become really difficult.  My heart wanted to run but I had no energy.  I could get dressed, head out the door and start the run but I cannot tell you how many times I got a block or two and sheer utter exhaustion overcame me and I turned around and walked home. Feeling so defeated.

When I did make it on a run I was slogging my way through it.

When I headed out for my run the other day …when I ran six miles…should I say it again in case you missed it? Yep. That’s me. I ran six miles.  ::bigcheesygrin:: transparent animated GIF

I digress.

When I headed out for my run the other day I felt so good.  I wasn’t dreading it knowing I would feel exhausted.  I didn’t stall for two hours knowing how awful it was going to feel and then I would feel.  I was so light and strong when I was running. What a huge change that’s taken place since I was diagnosed and am treating the Celiac.

My biggest issue with Celiac was the unbelievable feeling of needing to sleep. All.the.time.  No energy. Ever.

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Running this week was like night and day. It was so much fun.

Fighting to know what was wrong with me was worth it.  Totally and completely worth it.

It’s always worth it when you don’t give up on yourself. When, more importantly, you trust yourself. It’s not always going to be perfect. Sometimes it won’t work out. But if you follow your instincts you’ll discover you actually are heading in the right direction and you should keep going.

You shouldn't give up. Fight for yourself and who you are. You've got to go through the worst times in life to get the best. by deeplifequotes, via Flickr

Moving forward now…

Run on.  and relish in the joy of the run.

*kudos to MT for taking good care of me.  Water and an ice pack mean more than you know.

2 Replies to “Sometimes it controls my life. Then I get over it.”

  1. So sorry you had the granddaddy of migraines. I was hoping that would go away after the celiac diagnosis. Too many years of migraines, since you were 18 or 19? Is there a migraine specialist somewhere? Anyway, love you and hope you day is better today.

    1. You know, I’ve had headaches since I was really little, remember? So I think the trend started then and worked their way up.
      I have been tested over and over but there are new things out that I am considering trying. I’ll keep you posted.

      I am better today, thanks!

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