Brain Fog, Brain Haze, Mommy Brain and Migraine
I live with pain haze, brain fog, mommy brain and migraine. It’s A LOT!
I got a migraine after the 4th of July (which was not a surprise, I get a migraine on every holiday) that lasted a few days and was severe. I spent the remainder of my week recovering. So when I woke up again with another migraine attack, I was totally frustrated!
My husband left for a trip before I woke up and I went directly into survival mode. I took my meds, iced, and drank coffee before my kids got up. By the time they got up, I was able to put on a happy face and told myself I was going to make it through the day and to keep on fighting. I talk to myself and my migraine a lot! I felt brain fog, mom exhaustion and migraine hungover.
So I decided to continue on with what I planned for the day and started addressing thank you notes that I had written for my daughter’s birthday. As I did this, I responded to a wedding invitation. The invitation already had a stamp on it and at this point, I realized I had addressed my envelopes backward. I had reversed the stamp and return address and would not have noticed had I not seen an example of the correct way to address an envelope. Brain fog, how frustrating!
Was it the end of the world? Of course not! It was just an honest mistake but it frustrated me. When I was on preventatives I made mistakes like this a lot (See why I don’t take preventatives). Now that I’m not, I try to keep my head as clear as possible but controlling the pain is a priority. I have many friends who do not suffer and tell me they are the same way with “mommy brain.”
Call it what you will, it’s mommy brain, pain haze, migraine hangover, busy life, or brain fog. The problem with Migraine is that I never know what’s normal. What is normal anyway? Knowing how to address an envelope is normal, so maybe I’m a bit hazy. I guess I could be called worse.
What have you done in a Brain Fog?
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