Monday, April 20, 2009

Migraine... or alien mating call?

For years now, I have suffered from migraines. Nasty, debilitating, feels like someone was twisting a knife or smashing a baseball bat into the base of my skull, just want to get in bed and pull the covers up over my head headaches. In fact, I am experiencing one right now.

I have always attributed these headaches to fluctuations in my hormone levels, but after receiving this link from friend (?) of the blog JJV, I am starting to wonder if instead it could be some sort of ancient mating signal akin to pon farr.

Think about it, it's mostly women who get migraines. And when do they typically get them? When they are ovulating. On top of this, a number of studies have recently found that sex was a more effective cure for migraines than most medications and could sometimes stop a migraine dead in its tracks. Sounds like the plot of a B or X-rated sci-fi movie to me!

Now please excuse me while I pop a pill and slip into something more comfortable...


Dave S. said...

"Tonight, honey, I have a headache!"

With the Star Trek fight music as accompaniment I'd say you're in for a fun evening.

Anonymous said...

Star Trek, headaches, sex, and pills-who knew?

Diesel said...

I used to get really bad headaches, and nothing helped -- not even sex, and believe me, I tried. Wait, does it count as sex if you're the only one doing it?

Anyway, I went to the chiropractor and I'm ok now. But that probably doesn't help with migraines.

J. said...

I have actually used that line, Dave. ; )

Re the pills, I'm not quite at "Valley of the Dolls" yet. Just take a naproxen sodium or two and if that doesn't work (and usually it doesn't) go to prescription Maxalt (which usually does, but makes me very sleepy).

And Diesel a chiropractor and/or a massage therapist often helps me too, but my chiropractor just moved and massages aren't covered by insurance, so I don't get them as much as I should. Sitting in front of a computer all day is also not helping my cause. : ( And yes, it counts! Though I'm sure you could find someone to help alleviate your pain.