Thursday: Calm Before the Storm

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Tank – Ann Taylor (similar)
Skirt – Banana Republic (similar)
Blazer – Caslon (similar)
Pumps – Nine West (similar)
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In the morning when my husband was taking my pictures, I felt a bit off. Sort of foggy, fuzzy, almost dizzy. I chalked it up to the heat and the stress of an important meeting later that day. Around 2pm I started getting a headache and took some Motrin… and then a migraine hit.

I get a migraine at most once a year, and they often happen on weekends after a stressful week. Some Tylenol, water, and a nap takes care of it. Yesterday's migraine was pretty intense and I have only had one of that intensity three times in the past: two back when I worked retail (a big reason why I left that field), and one soon after Emerson was born. To have such an experience at work was awful and I hope to never have it happen again. Really glad we're leaving for vacation this weekend – we're taking a few days to visit my cousin who recently purchased a home on a lake in South Carolina. I'm looking forward to some R&R with my immediate family, and my cousin and his wife who are amazing people who I haven't seen in far too long!

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  1. Yuck, sorry to hear about your headache. I sometimes get what are called ocular headaches. They’re pretty much migraines that start off with me loosing vision in my right eye. Tylenol also seems to work well for me, and I also wrap a heating pad around my head to help lull me to sleep. Migraines are no fun, especially at work and with your kiddo. I hope you feel better soon!!!!

  2. Ugh, I know all about the headaches!  OTC meds don’t do a thing for me either — I’ve been taking Imitrex when I need it for the last few years.  I’m glad you’re feeling better.

    I love it when Emerson makes an appearance!  Seeing her makes me happy.

  3. Oh, I’m so sorry to hear about your migraine.  They’re terrible.  I get them pretty regularly, too, and it is so frightening when it happens in a public place… especially at work.  I hope you never have to go through that again.

    Enjoy your time with your family… some relaxation sounds like exactly what you (and your body) need!

  4. Allie,

    I am truly sorry about your migraine. Wow, can I relate. I’ve had migraines since I was 4 and now I’m in your Mom’s age group.

    Migraines are strange critters. There are many different types. Therapy wise what works for one person doesn’t work for the next.  For me, I just suffered with them until the triptan family (Maxalt, Frova, Imitrix,etc.) of drugs came out. For me, they are miracle drugs and allow me to work full time. For other migraine sufferers, they don’t do a thing. I never got relief from any of the over the counter meds although I continued to try them. All they did was make me puke.

    I hope you never get another migraine, ever.


  5. I get migraines often, so I know your pain.  I keep (generic) excedrin extra strength on hand.  It works wonders!  In fact, at one point I was taking narcotics to help my migraines and they never worked as good as excedrin.   I hope you have a wonderful vacation!

  6. I’m sorry you had to deal with that πŸ™
    I have had migraines for 24 years. I have tried every drug and therapy available and some things work some don’t some I can’t take cause the side effects but even with such a history of them there is that one that knocks you back so hard it hurts to exist. I hope you don’t have another one ever!

  7. I hate migraines. I have to go to bed, no lights, no noise, which as you understand, is difficult to come by. I like the matched skirt/tank, I thought is was a dress. Have fun on vacation!

  8. Aw, I’m glad you’re feeling better and know how to combat a migraine. Your vacay will be well-deserved! πŸ™‚ I love, love, love the outfit–fun yet professional. And I love the color of your dress with the hint of pink on your arm party–but I’m biased as they’re Dewdrop colors! πŸ™‚

  9. Thank you for the suggestion, I do want to have an emergency kit in the office in case this ever happens again. I was able to close my office door (though it’s glass) and hide behind my desk, but soon we’re moving to a building that is a completely open floor plan and the idea of a migraine in such a location… oh gosh I shudder to think of it!

  10. I am the same way with migraines–don’t get them very often, but when I do, it is horrible.  I keep a little bit of lavender essential oil in my purse and use it for when I feel one coming on.  This usually affords me enough time to get home or to a safe place–I just rub it on my wrists and temples and inhale (it also keeps me calm because getting a headache cues anxiety which make the headache worse–you get the idea).  It might work for you too.  

    I’m glad you are feeling better.  I need a white blazer like that!  You look great!

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