Sunday, January 15, 2012

Nothing Tastes as Good: Benefits of Weight Loss: #2 - Migraines (or the Lack thereof)

I used to get horrible migraines, and a lot of them. At one point, about a year ago, I was getting about five migraines a month. Some would last for days. It was awful. Anyone who has had a migraine knows that they can be debilitating. When I wasn't missing work, I couldn't focus, I missed out on time with my family, and I had some really miserable days trying to cope with these hideous things.  My doctor told me that all he could do was to treat the symptoms, and he prescribed me a medication that I hated taking because it turned me into a woozy, spaced-out airhead, but it did help.

I still get headaches, and sometimes I will have headaches for a few days in a row; and I still get migraines on occasion. I do not, however, get the unmanageable, intense, and frequent migraines I used to experience.

Honestly, I don't know if this is because of my weight loss, because I am not eating something that I used to eat, because I'm getting more exercise, or because I'm less stressed. It may be a combination of these factors.  All I know is that as I lose weight and get healthier, my migraines are getting less and less intense and less and less frequent.

1 comment:

  1. Mel--My family has also been enjoying health as we've gotten away from processed and gone to whole foods and not much meat. Other than for a random skin infection, all four of us have had no need for anti-biotics for over a year! I haven't lost weight (gotta get that excercise going!!!) but am enjoying health. It is amazing.