Thursday, March 20, 2014

It's been awhile...

It's been a long time since my last post, and I apologize. It was not my intention to go this long without posting and I just thought I would at least post an update, to let you know what's been going on in my life.

Last October, a day after my last post, Oct 27th, windows would not load up. I got the dreaded blue screen of death. So, I was without a computer for awhile, at least for almost a month. After I got my laptop back, it was around Thanksgiving. I was gonna plan to take a break until just after New Year's Day, because I knew I'd be busy. So, sometime in January, two things happened. One, my hard-drive crashed. Two, I was starting to have some severe migraine episodes. They were so bad at one point, that I've had to go to the ER. So, because of my migraine episodes, fixing my computer would have to wait. I finally sent it in and it came back. Then, my computer broke again, so I had to take it back in. I finally received my computer the other day and I'm hoping that it does not break again.

*Knocks on wood*

Some people might think that migraines are just really bad headaches. They are not, and I just want to explain. Unless you actually, truly experience migraines, you cannot imagine the pain. If you know someone who experiences migraines, but you don't experience them yourself, you probably can understand what it's like for the person suffering from the migraines... maybe, depending on how close you are to that person and how much that person tells you and all that other stuff. 

Migraines are severe, painful headaches. 

Well, they're actually more than that. It is a neurological disease that is characterized by episodes known as migraine attacks. They are usually accompanied with other symptoms. The symptoms differ from person to person. Some of the symptoms can include: throbbing, pulsating pain, light sensitivity. Sound sensitivity, nausea, vomiting, vision changes, and auras. 

There are different things that can trigger a migraine, like stress, loud noises and/or bright lights, weather, during menstrual cycles and/or hormone fluctuations, etc. Avoiding the triggers does not prevent migraines though. Sometimes, they are random. People suffering from migraines have different triggers. 
There are treatments for migraines. The treatments that can help differ from person to person. I do what I can to get rid of these migraines, but just because something works for me, doesn't mean it will work for someone else, and vice versa. There are quite a bit of treatment options that are available. Most of them, I did not even know about, so I will provide a direct link to what I've found:

I have found a website that explains more about migraines and has more information on the symptoms, triggers, treatments, etc:

And I have also found a video which basically sums everything up:

I am hoping that I have shed a little more light on the topic of migraines.

I hope you all are well, and until next time, God bless.

- Chloe