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My Dysfunctional Chemical Romance

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.

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