Update: This is a post from another blog. I migrated it to this blog because it’s an important part of my story. This was posted just over three years before I fully surrendered and accepted that I am an alcoholic.
I’ve had two migraines since I stopped drinking. I had one the first day that I didn’t have a drink and again yesterday. Last night I was in bed by 8:30 and the only relief came after sleeping. I woke this morning at 6:00 with no immediate headache, but as I’ve been up I’ve felt a bit of a tightness in my left temple. This is normal on the morning after a migraine for me, and I’m hopeful that this will subside. It usually does.
I’ve been generally migraine free for a few months. There was a time when I got a migraine three to four times a month, sometimes more often. With that in mind, I’m positive that not drinking has tripped a trigger to induce these migraines. My hope is that this is a temporary problem.
2 responses to “4/30 Migraines”
I hope this has gotten better for you! I’m sure I’ll find out as I continue to read your blog. 🙂 Thankfully, I’ve never had a migraine, but I’ve had a headache every day since I quit drinking (20 days now). I am convinced that most of it is sugar withdrawals (I was drinking 10-12 shots of vodka a night with a lemonade chaser), but I don’t know if it should last this long.
Congratulations on 20 days! That’s fantastic!
WRT your headaches, there could be a lot of reasons for them. One is definitely linked to sugar. My best advice is to get honest with your doctor about things to make sure that your health is otherwise okay. Your doctor may be able to help you out and there’s no reason to suffer.
My migraines have been a fact of my life but they are much less common these days.
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