Tuesday, April 29, 2008

And So It Begins

Migraine season. It’s early this year. It was hot last week. Then the temperature dropped 30 degrees in a day which is too much for me even though falling is always better than rising.

I have a question. Why is it that with all the technology and advances of the twenty-first century no one has found a cure that honestly works on migraines? My thought is because pharmaceutical companies don’t want one. Cruel bastards. If I promise on my life to continue to pay the sum I spend on meds every year, hell, double what I spend, can I please have the cure I know is out there somewhere? Please! Seriously begging here.

Ever have a migraine? Know anyone who has? What fascinates me is how half of me is perfectly fine while the other half is ready to curl up and die. If you don’t know what I mean, next time you or your friend has a migraine take a piece of paper and cover half the face at a time. You’ll see two entirely different people who should no way be housed within the same body.

This morning on the radio I heard all sorts of hype about one of the presidential candidates who is making a speech today about his proposed tax breaks for families in order to help provide health care. Yes, I agree. Families do need affordable and readily available health care. But they’re not the only ones. The rest of us do too. And I really don’t think a tax break is a viable long-term solution. It’s merely a bandaid. The whole system needs to be revamped from the ground up. What is in place is not working. Find me a candidate with solid suggestions on how to do that, ones that will honestly work and improve the situation, who has competent support staff to make it happen and I’ll gladly vote for that individual.


Molly Daniels said...

My oldest gets the occasional migrain. We've learned at the onset to get him into a hot tub of water; 4 asprins; let someone massage his feet; send him to bed.

I get what I call mini-migrains. I just have to take 4 Tylenol or something stronger and sleep it off. Fortunately, I've not had one for a couple of years.

Hugs, hon.

Amarinda Jones said...

Luckily I have only ever had a couple of migraines. I could not imagine having them all the time. And I suspect you are right - the drug companies make $$ on supposed 'cures'

As for the vote for me people...it's all a big old game of 'believe in me and I will do stuff all for you - but here's a bumper sticker and a balloon.'

Kelly Kirch said...

I get migraines. My mother gets them too. She's done intensive study on them due to her bio/chemical background and doctoral studies. If you're interested, she's written up a document about little known triggers for migraines. She'd email it to you in a flash.

Dakota Rebel said...

I get the kind of migraines where I never know how long I will stay concious. I have driven home at the speed of light trying to make it in the front door before collapsing unconcious in the hallway from the pain and pressure in my head. I agree, I would gladly pay every day to avoid migraines. They are the worst.


barbara huffert said...

Yes please Kelly! I read everything I can get my hands on, hoping someday to find something that helps.

D, be very careful with that. Don't want you ever passing out as your driving. AJ, Molly, how did you manage to limit yours?

Anny Cook said...

Only a couple of migraines in my life. Sleep. And drugs.