T+3 – Triptans

Wish I could say I have been triptan free but I haven’t. Took a frova before bed last night and again today at 4:30pm. Almost 24 hours later so that is good but would prefer a full day with no triptan use of course.

I woke up with slight pain behind my right eye and thought about taking a frova but decided to get myself ready for work and hope that the walk to work would help. It did and the pain left, returning slightly at lunch then leaving again. But it came back after work and though I hoped it would just fade away, it didn’t so I took the frova even though I really didn’t want to. I know I would like to be frova-free but it’s not worth suffering in pain just to say, “I managed a day without frova!” Not much point if the managing means feeling like my eyeball is going to pop out.

Nights used to be my saving grace and I knew that a good night’s sleep would cure most of my migraines but for a couple of years, and more frequently recently, sleep has actually been a curse that brings a migraine a good 50% of the time. It is cruel that something that I cherish (I love a good night’s sleep) can bring such pain that I am incapable of getting out of bed in the morning. I keep reading articles about what to do to avoid morning migraines and have tried several suggestions including:

  • getting a humidifier
  • eating a snack before bed
  • going to bed and waking up at the same time

But nothing has helped so far. So now I am blaming my pillows but not the height or firmness of them (those I have changed to no avail) but the actual composition of the pillows. Maybe the ones I have are off-gassing and giving me my migraines?

I decided to invest in buckwheat pillows to see if something more natural would help with my morning migraines. They arrived today so this will be my first night with them. We used them in China when we lived there as they were cooler and more comfortable than the foam pillows and we loved them so I am excited about trying these ones. I bought a side sleeper pillow and a travel pillow for when I am overseas. Maybe this will be what I need to make my mornings migraine-free?

I’ll keep you posted…

Interested in the pillows? They come from ComfyComfy Canada.

Image credit for the cat photo: Image by StockSnap from Pixabay

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