Life Update | Migraines

January 6, 2014



Monday.... it either seems to be amazing or it's just dragging on. Today for me was a dragger. It was so hard waking up this morning on mom duty and getting Drake to school and even harder planting myself in front of the computer getting back to emails. It will be a crazy couple weeks as I gear up leaving the church. So much stuff to get in order to whoever takes over my position and a lot of wine to get me through the crazy stress it's already inflicting. Oye!

I am going to be boring today and update on the good ole migraines happening in my life. I did hit the doctor again before Christmas with an obnoxiously long list of side effects and how I felt like I'm not myself basically. He sort of laughed because half my list made complete sense as the other has nothing to do with weaning off my medications. So he pretty much said I'm weird... okay not really, but I'm sure he was thinking that.

To name a few I had nausea, excessive eating, no sleep, shakes, anxiety and the list goes on! Totally weird. Not to mention, I have never in my life been late for my girl stuff and was 8 days late. Who knew? He said my hormones are adjusting and I'm going to be going through this phase of unknown side effects for about another 3 weeks. Yay!...not.

That being said, I have still been pretty miserable on the migraine front. He decided to pull some Vicodin to save the day and I will be treating with that for pain. I do still get nauseous when I have them so I've reverted to some preggers anecdotes with ginger tea and little hard candy treats that help. Otherwise, we're surviving. Still a lot of sleepless nights but I'm thinking positively as I'll be able to adjust my schedule much more freely in 2 weeks.... I can do it!

On another note, I hit 5k on instagram last week! That is so very exciting to me and can't thank you guys enough who do follow along. It's my obsession kind of so I'm happy so many people seem to like it also. You can follow along here if you aren't already | @aubreykinch.

16 comments

  1. Hope you feel better! And congrats on your 5K on Instagram! :)

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  2. I swear your husky and my husky could be brother and sister. They're both tiny!

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  3. Congrats on your 5k achievement! I suffer from migraines as well. Have you ever tried Benadryl? I take 2 with a couple of Advil. It gets me to sleep and eliminates the headaches. I was desperate for help because nothing worked. Benadryl has been a serious game changer for me. Look it up!

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  4. Aubrey...I feel so badly for you. I have a chronic condition that has me on a lot of meds and it can be scary, as if your body is not your own. But then what is the alternative? Not being on them? I go back forth all the time (not going on and off the meds LOL but thinking about the subject matter). And this isn't about me, and I don't want to make it about me. But never let a doctor make you feel crazy. Is he in your body? Nope. I've had good doctors treat me like I was crazy and I've had bad doctors who treated me like I was crazy and if I didn't have a support system telling me I wasn't, I wouldn't be typing or walking right now. You're not crazy. Obviously the instagrams are darling as always. My unrequited love Brutus...those jams that I told my stepmom she could get me for my bday in feb bc she always get me vicky's for my bday and they are sold out!...your style....your makeout pic that led to sickness but like i said, at least you got to make out first :) You know I think the world of you, Aubrey. I will be praying for you.

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  5. I absolutely hate you are dealing with all this migraine stuff. I get them every so often and have finally found a pill that takes care of the pain within about an hour, but my husband has to drive me around if I take it. Not good for a school teacher. Hopefully after these next few weeks you will feel back to yourself again. I'll send good thoughts your way.

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  6. Oh man is something going around? I used to have the absolute worse migraines and when I got pregnant they just all went away and have stayed away for the past 6 years, but the past few weeks I have been getting them again. The doctor gave me catpham, which really helps. Have you ever tried acupuncture? They say that works wonders. My husband had it twice and wow his mood was so great when he did.

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  7. yay for 5k! so exciting! hope the migraines get better. i've had a handful of them and they're pretty much the living worst - can't imagine *living* with them.

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  8. Seriously! That was me yesterday evening. It was the worst I ever had too. I gave in and took two Aleve (I hate taking pain meds of any kind). Then I realized that I didn't drink hardly any water all day. My nutrition friend told me that headaches/migraines usually occur when you're not drinking enough water. I hope you're feeling better and yay for your 5K! Love following you on Insta!

    P.S. Expect a request from me soon about work on my website! :)

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  9. I hope you're feeling better and out of the woods with side effects soon. I have migraines, but not nearly as chronically as you. I can't imagine how I would even function, because they can lay me low for an entire day. Prayers for you and your fam!

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  10. Aubrey, can I just tell you how much I appreciate the candor about your life here on your blog? It's so refreshing to really hear about what's going on with you... kind of like catching up with a friend. I hope you start feeling better soon, headaches are the worst! I'll be saying little prayers for you girl.

    xoxo,
    Chelsea & The City

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  11. It seems you aren't alone in starting the new year with some health stuff. I know quite a few (including myself) that have been dealing with some stuff. Feel better and sending some positive prayers your way!

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  12. Congrats! I have been having to hit the doctor lately regarding migraines as well. no fun! Hope you are feeling better soon!

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  13. Awh, I'm sorry about the migraines! I get them too, but somehow they seem to have gotten better since I had my second kiddo, and I was actually able to go off medication.

    And congrats on 5,000 insta followers, that is such an exciting number to hit!

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  14. Are these all taken on your phone? They are so pretty! Congrats on 5k!!
    xoxo
    Candace
    www.FromCtoC.com

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  15. I feel you on the migraines!!! I know it may sound crazy, but used to get Botox for my migraines! It helped soo much!! I have an Rx for my migraines, but they knock me out and I'm useless when I take them, so the Botox was wonderful! Also, strangely enough -- the only time in my life where I wasn't battling migraines every single week was while I was pregnant and then nursing. (haha motivation to get pregnant again!)

    Hope they get better for you! And congrats on your 5k! It's because you are so cool and take awesome photos! ;)

    xoxo
    Stayc

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  16. man I hate when side affects are almost as bad as the actual problem. hoping you find something that works soon!!

    kels
    storiesofkel.blogspot.com

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