Well, I Gave Myself a Migraine

And now you get to distract me!  I’m not sick enough yet where I get to take my pills, so I need to do something to kill time while I wait to get sicker.  So I’m going to complain to you all about it for a while.  Plus, watching videos and typing here, and my TV going across the room, is just going to make the headache worse faster, woo-hoo!

On Friday night, I thought “boy, I really really want Thai food”.  And then I thought “But, if you have Thai food, you will get a migraine exactly 36 hours later”.  And then I thought “But that’s Future Me’s problem!  She’s tough, she’ll be fine!  And I really really want Pad Woon Sen.”  And now I am thinking “Stupid Past Me!  I hate her and she is mean and selfish!”  If only there were some way to turn back time….

(see, Suriya could have eaten Thai food, then gone back in time and made it so that he didn’t before he got a migraine.  But would still have the memory of how good it tasted!)


So on the way back from seeing an early matinee at the movie theater today, exactly 36 hours later, I started to feel really kind of airy-fairy and floaty and lightweight.  Like I’m flying. (see, this is why I’ve never wanted to do drugs, I just have Thai food and I get to fly around!)


So then I came home and laid perfectly still with my eyes closed in a dark room for a while, which is always fun!  Especially when Shahrukh comes and stares at me.  Which he could have.  How do I know, I had my eyes closed.


But then I got bored with having my eyes closed, so I switched to sitting slightly up and watching a movie, with occasional pauses to stare at nothing when my little internal light show got too bright.  But at least I wasn’t having visions of Aamir Khan!  That would have been really crazy!


And now here I am, having finally managed to eat something, sitting listening to my heartbeat in my finger tips and behind my eyeballs.


Very very soon, like in the next half an hour, it will hit that perfect point that tells me that I can take the pill.  I’m awfully close now!  And then I get to take the pill, feel all better in about half an hour when it finally kicks in, and then in 6 hours when it wears off, the headache will be over.  The worst is taking it too soon, and then it wears off just as the headache peaks.  But the best is right when it kicks in and I feel reborn all of a sudden.

(Me, post pill)


12 thoughts on “Well, I Gave Myself a Migraine

  1. Feel better. I hope the right time comes soon! Thankfully I don’t get migraines any more (knock on wood) but next time I’m sick in bed I will certainly close my eyes and imagine that SRK is sitting by the edge of my bed looking at me with deep concern. 🙂


    • I think it’s the MSG? Which is also what makes it taste so good. Anyway, what my migraine doctor told me is that migraines are so individual and so unpredictable, everyone has their own triggers, and you just have to figure out what yours are and avoid them. Or, you know, consciously not avoid them because they taste sooooooooooooooooo good.

      On Mon, Sep 4, 2017 at 4:40 AM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  2. Wanted to ask the same thing…connection between both???
    Just finished the reading, Asmita (and took a quick step to your blog…if only i had the time to read everything I am curious about).

    Hope, you’re well now, Margaret…or at least feeling better 🙂


    • Yep, it’s been 6 hours so I just took another shot of my magic pills, and now I have tons of energy and happiness.

      And like I said to Asmita, I think it is the MSG in Thai food, or else the soy. But it doesn’t really matter, I just have to know for myself that it can trigger a migraine and try to avoid it if possible. I’m lucky, for some people chocolate is a trigger. Can you imagine having to either give up chocolate, or know that you will be in massive pain a few hours after you eat it?

      On Mon, Sep 4, 2017 at 5:01 AM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:



      • So it seems to be an allergy…maybe there is a possibility to tric your body into some other reaction (like with what Asmita wrote) or like to make your own Thai-food without the glutamate and the soy.


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