Tuesday, February 28, 2006

I still haven't got over that sodding migrane, and am finding it very hard to think, read, or concentrate for more than a couple of minutes (so no in-depth analysis of the Power Report from me for a while...) In the meantime, check out an interesting analysis of the state of British blogging over at Coffee and PC, along with a couple of choice quotes from yours truly.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Longrider said...

Sorry to hear that. My last one was a 12 hour humdinger that took a couple of days hangover to fully recover from. Thankfully, with careful management of my triggers, I can keep it down to one or two a year these days...

Had my last one over the Christmas break, so should be okay for a few months at least...

2/28/2006 04:07:00 pm  
Blogger Nosemonkey said...

Trouble is, I still have no idea what my riggers are. I keep hearing cheese, red wine, chocolate and coffee, but I'd had none of those in the previous 24 hours. And this has been one of the worst I've had for years. My brain's still not right, and it's been nearly 36 hours.

The best thing, of course, is that with these visual ones there's precisely nothing you can do other than wait for them to go away.

Ho-hum. At least it didn't come in the middle of a load of deadlines like last time... I'll stop moaning now.

2/28/2006 07:16:00 pm  
Anonymous Longrider said...

Mine are lack of sleep, bright lights, irregular meals, low blood sugar and stress. A dull meeting while trying to stay awake is a guarantee...

2/28/2006 07:46:00 pm  
Anonymous Pete in Dunbar said...

As another migraine sufferer, I sympathise. Hope you're feeling better soon.

It's been a few months since I had one that turned me into a whimpering wreck. I have no idea what triggers mine either - the worst ones have come completely out of the blue. I remember one where the first symptom was that I lost all my nouns an hour or more before the pain started (every other part of speech remained intact) - but that was early in the morning and I don't breakfast on cheese, red wine or chocolate, and my early morning drink is tea.

I do know that cheese does seem to give me a headache if I eat a lot (ditto chocolate), but that's just a headache, qualitatively different from a migraine - just pain, no visual or linguistic disturbances, and no throwing up.

2/28/2006 09:21:00 pm  

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