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So apparently even though I'm not working a traditional 9-5 job or going to school, I still freak out about Mondays. It's as though years of habit of freaking out about homework and tests and presentations on Sunday night have ingrained themselves in my body.

I've noticed a marked likelihood that if I'm going to get a migraine, it will happen on a Monday when all my anxiety spikes about the things I'm "supposed" to be doing. (The Puritan work ethic runs strong in this one, even though she thinks it's bullshit and tries to fight it.) If I don't have a lot of things I'm "supposed" to be doing, then I just freak out about how I "should" be doing more and I'm such a [bad person]. So that adds all sorts of stress, making it a recipe for instant migraine.

I don't know if anyone else gets a "case of the Mondays", but I wonder if anyone has noticed particular times of the week/month/year are more likely to be stressful and trigger headaches? (For example, the Joyful Holiday Season.)

Date: 2011-12-19 11:14 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] the_rck
A migraine is often, now that I have the IUD, the first sign that my period is starting. I'll get one and then realize that the count of days is approximately right.

I do predictably get migraines at certain points in big projects. There's always a point when what I have left to do seems so overwhelming that I can't possibly get through it all in time (in spite of having done it before), and that's when I get headaches. I found that I could short circuit them with a small amount of alcohol (about a wine cooler's worth), but I don't dare do that now with all the medications I'm taking.

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