Saturday, January 27, 2007

Ageing Sucks, part deux

One of the things I've gotten over the years are migrane headaches. These are less than fun. While there are people who would argue that there is some irony in me getting them, since I am usually the cause of headaches there are few things less amusing than laying in the dark wishing that those nasty little men tromping on your brain in the spiked shoes weren't making you want to puke as well. About a year and a half ago, after a spate of them, I made a radical change of diet, eliminating most wheat, booze, blah, blah, blah. The desired results were weight loss and that was one of the results. One of the side effects that I noticed after a month or so? No migranes. Real? Imagined? Placebo effect? Who knows. I have read that alcohol can be a trigger (ooooh, foreshadowing!)

Of course, after a while the siren call of fettuccine alfredo and chardonnay lured me in. I've gained some weight back. Last night I met friends for drinks. One glass of wine and I knew that I had about 30 minutes to get home before the pounding and the nausea started in (it didn't help that the place was REALLY LOUD). I got home and dealt with it.

No more Cream of Wheat for me....

4 comments:

colombina said...

Poor Tom, so sorry to hear that. I used to have migraines when I was a teenager and "grew out" of them, it seems, because of the hormonal changes or something. But I remember them vividly, so I totally sympathize. Please take care!

tmp00 said...

Thanks. I've found that the best way to keep them at bay is a diet low in fat, wheat and booze. A dull, calvinist diet that is good for me but not as much fun as, well, tha Anthony Bourdain screw-you-I'll-eat-what-I-want thing I'd like to pull off. Well, as lonf as MKK doesn't cause migranes I can live with it. If I have to live on Tofutti and fruity florals I may just join a monestary. Or a nunnery.

elle said...

Migraines really are hell. Like M, had most of mine as a teenager due to hormonal stuff. Haven't had as many since, but still occasionally get them. Blessedly, not caused by food or booze. My sympathies are w/ you.

tmp00 said...

Well, luckily there is a way to stop it that has teh side effect of keeping me thin(ner). I have to just remember that pasta is evil and to never, ever have booze on an empty stomach