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Being a mom with Migraines

Can we just lay it out there? Migraines suck. Bad. they are painful and blinding and nauseating. They wreak havoc on your daily life and forbid sleep from coming. That’s just on a normal day. For a mom, though……it incapacitates you. There is no “sick day” for a homeschooling, work from home, mom. However, with a migraine, there has to be. I have felt so guilty lately. I have been stuck in the bed with a migraine for weeks, only able to get up and do the bare minimum for a short amount of time before the pain and nausea takes over. I’ve tried every medication, herbal remedy, tea, essential oil. None of them have worked. On top of the pain, I feel like a failure as a mom. Can I even call myself a mom when I can’t do any “mom” activities (i.e. make breakfast, drive, walk)? I don’t feel like it. I feel like I have let my husband down, as well as my kids. He is having to pick up the slack with cooking and cleaning, plus his full time job and entertaining the kiddos, while I lie here, in pain, unable t help with anything. I hate myself for it. I have forced myself to get up, go to the dr, go to the grocery store (kids eat A LOT), take warm baths, cold showers, read to the kids. It all ends the same. Me in tears because the pain is beyond phenomenal. It really is quite a feat for the pain to get to me like this. I can normally tolerate a great deal of pain. This is just ridiculous, though. I know it will end, eventually. I mean it has to right? You can’t have a migraine your entire life. I’m holding onto that faith, because right now the glasses touching my face are killing me, and I’m typing with my eyes closed and a fan blowing directly on my face. So, to all you moms who do this day in and day out and still manage to be presentable and human….Here’s to you! I am utterly amazed that people can survive like this for more than a day. It’s been over 3 weeks. I love my kids, but I now realize how freaking loud they are! And needy! They want to EAT….and I’m over here going, please don’t mention food….ever….please…! Bless them. they are doing great, my little soldiers, just pushing through. I pray this passes quickly so I can enjoy this wonderful weather I hear about! For now tho, I’m going to lie down again, and pray when I wake up this will all be over.

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I am a child of God, first and foremost. Secondly I am a wife; very much ( and sometimes undeservingly) loved, by my husband Sam. And last, but most certainly not least, I am a mom to 3 beautiful boys: Mitchell, Andrew and Buddy. We homeschool, love family time, and enjoy helping others. I am also a doula. I love my work and love writing about it as well. I am very passionate about my beliefs, and my blogs tend to show that. Enjoy reading!

One thought on “Being a mom with Migraines

  1. I feel your pain! Migraines are so hard to kick – especially if you can’t figure out what’s triggering it. Right now I can’t go outside – the sunlight triggers it. I hope you start feeling better soon 🙂

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