Monday, September 29, 2008

Migraines & the thorn in my flesh

I have suffered through another migraine this month. It's no fun. No fun at all I tell you. I've cut out caffeine this past month to see if that was the culprit. Well I can say that my migraine was different this time around, it wasn't a heavy, boulder on my head, pressure on all sides, I wanna kill myself migraine. This time it was what they call a cluster migraine. It's only on one side and it feels like it's the size of a golf ball and it is shooting, piercing pain. Often times it takes a couple doses of meds to get rid of it. And believe you me I don't like taking meds so I tried everything to get rid of it. I tried a couple of weird yoga poses, upside down, standing on my head poses...didn't work but it did get my husbands attention! Ha! I tried lying in bed, with silence and no lights on and that did not work. I tried sleeping, that didn't work. I tried taking a cold shower, I was freezing and yet that did not work. So after I was freezing I turned the water to warm and realized that that helped a little so I stood under the very hot water for a while. After that I used a heating pad to try to get the same effect, it helped some but it did not take away the pain. So I finally caved and took some meds, still the next day (today) I have a migraine and that meant med #2. Well it's finally gone, yay! No more pain! But I tell you I have to wonder if this migraine is a thorn in my flesh to keep me from being proud. Like Paul talks about in 2 Corinthians 12:7-10. All the while having the pain I pray to God, I spend more time with Him then if I am well. I look forward to Heaven, I do, no more suffering and no more pain. But if getting a migraine keeps me closer to the Lord then I will take the suffering. And I believe this computer is causing me more pain so I better get off now. Sorry to end it so awkwardly. Thanks for prayers my way.

3 comments:

The Werner Fam said...

Rachel I feel for you....I know all about that "thorn" stuff...I'll go through anything as long as I get more of Him! Don't want to do it but I will.

Becca said...

Didn't you say at one time that cod liver oil helped you? Do you think it's a seasonal spring/fall thing? My allergies are acting up. If you're interested in trying out our chiropractor, let me know!

I'm so sorry that you have to go through that, pal. :-/

Rachel said...

Yes actually I do still take Cod liver oil, havn't stopped that for nothing! And yes allergies aren't helping but I'm on a new program, stretching and breathing, that I'm hoping will help. What does the chiropractor do to help migraines?