I will admit the dietary eliminations were difficult to master. I made quite a few errors along the way and most of them were accidental. Like the day I went out for sushi and completely forgot not to dip my roll in the soy sauce. Yep, that was a day I had to dose several times with Aleve. Miraculously though, the Aleve works now! At first the diet seemed so restrictive. I joke a lot with my friends when they offer me wine, chocolate, or aged cheese that I am "DEBBIE DOWNER" unable to partake in their yummy snacks. The irony is that I have never been HAPPIER. There is no DOWNER about not having a headache and I turn away their devilish delights happily knowing I don't have headaches. I wish to share this ability to live migraine-free with everyone.
I still have days that I use Aleve and Tylenol to get through life and those days are few and quite predictable (sleep deprivation and my menstrual cycle can be a problem for me). Knowing this, I manage my lifestyle accordingly. Regularity and schedules are key aspects of my plan. I need regular sleep, regular exercise, and a regular eating schedule. I need certain things in my life that help me keep stress low and make me happy. If I am going to have vodka (the only alcohol that I now drink) I make sure that I am drinking water as well. Over time my Migraine Plan has become part of my life and is quite routine. I live it everyday and I am happier and a healthier person as a result.
I plan to use this blog to explain what I do to keep migraine-free. I will post migraine-friendly recipes and respond to frequently asked questions. I hope by sharing these things others will learn to develop their own plan and experience their own miracle.