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So O and I have successfully managed to cover our hands in blisters tonight while assembling the bookcase - some of those screws did not want to go in! Now just sanding, two coats of white paint and then blue decoration to go… After the sandpaper and paint arrives…

O has also been dyeing a white dress pink for a fancy dress party on Thursday (we’re going as the powerpuff girls with ausartak) by using my leftover pink crazy colour.

All in all an eventful evening!

"I didn’t say I liked it. I said it fascinated me. There is a great difference."

Oscar Wilde, adapted from The Picture of Dorian Gray (via lifeinpoetry)

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"Have you tried drinking water?"

viridianspica:

viridianspica:

too-soon-and-in-vain:

No, as someone who has suffered increasingly from chronic migraines for two years, I have not tried

drinking

water.

Admittedly I do appreciate my friends asking me ‘On this, specific occasion, have you remembered to drink water’ because they…

…oh god please don’t try a newt what have I done

I promise I will not try a newt :-) I am currently experimenting with various forms of peppermint (4head is a wonderful discovery)

"Have you tried drinking water?"

viridianspica:

too-soon-and-in-vain:

No, as someone who has suffered increasingly from chronic migraines for two years, I have not tried

drinking

water.

Admittedly I do appreciate my friends asking me ‘On this, specific occasion, have you remembered to drink water’ because they and I both know I am a semi-functional asshat when it comes to things like remembering to eat, sleep and hydrate, and it may well be, on this occasion, I am dehydrated! But dude, seriously, we tried the water. WE TRY EVERYTHING. If I’m in the middle of a migraine and you tell me rubbing a severed newt leg on my forehead will help, well somebody prop me up and fetch me a net cos WE’RE GOING FISHING. 

Disclaimer: No newts were harmed in the making of this post. Newts are not a medically sound migraine relief. Respect the newts. 

It is not uncommon for me to drink upwards of 6 pints of water/fruit juice in a day so dehydration is not an issue.
Anything that could possibly be a thing for migraines I will happily try, no matter how sceptical I am, simply because I’ve tried nearly all the pharmaceutical preventative treatments and am still getting headaches over half the time

"Have you tried drinking water?"

too-soon-and-in-vain:

No, as someone who has suffered increasingly from chronic migraines for two years, I have not tried

drinking

water.

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Peppermint is awesome for painkilling, it helped my period pain enormously when my body had just stopped responding to prescription painkillers. Also good for indigestion, apparently.

I’ve seemingly stopped responding to both naproxen and cocodamol but peppermint is a new and wonderful discovery!

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Have you tried it with honey? I got to the point where I’d happily drink it straight thanks to my uterus trying to escape monthly, but I used to stir in clover honey

I thought about adding honey and may try that next time :-)

I just googled “how to make peppermint tea more palateable” and people were suggesting things like milk and chocolate. Honey is far more sensible.

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Erk! But at least the peppermint is working, for whatever reason. Is peppermint known as a painkiller, or is it just helping you for no understandably scientific reason?

It’s known to help headaches and migraines, something I didn’t know until a friend gave me some of her 4head the other day and I then decided to look into what is in it. I have some of that coming on the shop this afternoon because that worked when blocking wafer and painkillers hadn’t in the same way that the tea (donated to us by O’s mother) today helped.

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Oh no :( How often do bad migraines happen?

Roughly every 2-5 days…

As soon as I know when this week I’m meeting with my supervisors I’ll book an appointment and just say that I’m basically relying on peppermint as a pain killer

This morning I took a blocking wafer, 1 naproxen and 2 cocodamol in the space of an hour that did next to nothing. Had a mug of peppermint tea a couple of hours later (I really need to find a way to make it slightly nicer to drink) which helped quite a lot.