About my life with a headache

My first migraine was when I was seven years old. I was in Mrs. Easely’s 2nd grade class, and I remember vividly standing in the parking lot waiting for my mom to come pick me up, with the pain making me feel sick all over and the sun glaring in my eyes, and everything looking funny and far away. I went home and laid on the couch with a cold washcloth over my eyes. My life has been dominated by variations of this scenario ever since.

So what? After 45 years of the same thing you get used to it. But in May 2007 a different kind of headache (in my opinion) planted itself in my left temple and didn’t leave. This headache has changed my life. I’m no longer the active, productive person I used to be between migraine attacks. So I complain about that here.

What’s a glass pineapple?

It’s just a ceiling lamp in my kitchen. It might also be my head without a headache. Will I ever find out?

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5 Comments on “About my life with a headache”

  1. Emily Says:

    Dear Glass Pineapple –

    I am jealous of your lighting fixtures!

    I’ve been reading your blog for a while, and you inspired me to start
    my own. It’s just getting started … but I’m gonna give it a try from
    my own perspective.
    Plus (as you probably know) I really, really need to vent!

    It’s called La Migraineuse (as someone pointed out, “migraineur” is masculine!)
    http://lamigraineuse.blogspot.com/

    Thank you for the inspiration! I wish you a headache-free day.

    Emily, La Migraineuse

  2. Erin Says:

    Dear Glass Pineapple,

    My husband and I were also both migraine/headache sufferers, but people began to pray for us. Eventually, through both research and experience (and we think the Lord’s wisdom!), we realized that if we eliminate MSG (and all its 40+ pseudonymns) we can remain pretty much headache-free for weeks at a time.

    Please, will you check out the following websites and consider MSG (and other related exitotoxins) as a possible cause of your headaches?

    http://www.msgmyth.com (This website has a helpful book you can order on the subject.)
    http://www.msgtruth.org
    http://www.migraineweb.com

    All of these websites will give you a list of pseudonymns to avoid.

    We hope that this is helpful to you!

    Erin

  3. kate Says:

    I sympathize with you. Im 27 and have been dealing with episodic cluster headaches for 2 yrs, chronic daily headaches for 5 months, and tension headaches for 5 months. Even though I don’t have years of experience, I know what its like being un-active, lethargic, and down right blah. Please check out my blog : clusterkate.blogspot.com I wish you all the best, and I look forward to reading more!!!

    KC

  4. Milos Says:

    Dear Glass Pineapple,

    I have recently created a website about migraines, because I also have migraines. It’s called “My Migraine Diary”, and consists of Blog and a Diary.

    Migraine diary that I have created is 100% FREE for everyone, so don’t forget to register!

    The adress is : http://www.my-migraine-diary.com

    MN


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