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Posted by Robin ( on August 20, 2001 at 23:30:40:

In Reply to: does any one ever get a warning? posted by sue on August 20, 2001 at 18:30:19:

Hi again Sue,
Sometimes I get a "shadow" of a warning, but not usually. Usually, they hit so hard and so fast it's like, "bam" it's here. Every once in a while I'll get a strange sensation, and I can't put it into words, except to say it doesn't hurt, but I know one's coming. Sometimes that's worse than no notice at all. Then I'm on pins and needles just waiting. I too got my first headache as a teenager (18), with not a clue as to what it was. I have since learned to "try" to live with them. I really don't plan my life around my cycles, since I can't really put a pattern to them. I used to track them, and probably still should. I went for almost a solid year with only about 11 days of no headaches. There was kind of a cycle in that year. I went for a few weeks with as much as 9 per day for a couple of days every couple of weeks. I was on verapamil at the time. Then I got sick of the low blood pressure feeling, so I quit taking the drug. My headaches just vanished for almost a year. Coincidence??? (My spelling I don't know, but I was in heaven for a year. Anyway, I'm rambling. Like I said, I really don't plan around them. With my job, I work 55 to 65 hours a week, and I have 2 kids that keep me hopping, so it would be next to impossible to plan for them. I just try to make the best of it when they do pop in for a visit. If I'm driving when one hits, I have to pull over since I really can't see. If I'm at work, they don't seem to get as fierce...maybe because I'm active. Most of the time I can go to my office and just ride it out. Sometimes when I'm alone and can't get away, God smiles on me and they're not as fierce as other times. I try to keep my spirits up and not let the headaches rule my life or depress me. It doesn't always a couple of days ago. I just got so tired and really depressed. That's when I found this site. I think it did me a world of good to read all (well, a lot of them anyway) these postings because I wasn't depressed anymore. There are people out here who know exactly what you're going through...who understand...who sympathise, empathise and who are here with a shoulder. Oh my gosh... I really am babbling. Anyway Sue, you're not in any way alone. Keep your chin up and hang in there. I know there are a lot more people praying for you now, just since you posted here. My best to you.....Robin

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