I have become incredibly dependent upon my Imitrex and caffeine to make my life workable. That was evident today when I woke up with a small migraine. This is an almost everyday occurrence, but I realized after I got to school that I’d forgotten my Imitrex bottle, which I’d just refilled at the pharmacy. I drank strong tea – no good. I downed a 20 ounce bottle of Coke – just kept getting worse. Way too many Advil – nothing. By the time lunch rolled around, I wasn’t sure I’d make it until 1:15 when the kiddos would be released early for the day.
The smell of cafeteria food and the lights and noise in the teachers’ lounge were all too much. I headed to our tiny mailroom, shut off the light, and sat in an upholstered chair with my phone set for 11:55. I must have started to doze off around 11:50, because the alarm woke me up. And I started to feel better. I made it through the rest of the day, and still have only a slight headache this evening.
I need to remember that 20 minutes rest in a dark, quiet place can sometimes do what all the chemicals known to man cannot.