My 3 favorite tips for coping with migraines

So interesting tid bit, I suffer from a disease called chronic daily migraine. If you’ve ever had a migraine you know the insane pain associated with them and I am here to share my tricks to quickly and easily eliminate them!  I’ve made quite a few life style changes including eliminating gluten which is a huge trigger for me (I’m also celiac so this has to happen anyways)

#1 Excedrine Migraine

My hands down favorite trick for migraines.  This seems simple and stupid but this stuff WORKS!!  The combination of the pain killers and caffeine work better than anything else on the market.  When this stuff was pulled off the market for a few months migraine sufferers everywhere were so upset and people on Ebay were selling bottles for hundreds of bottles.

#2 Essential Oils

I Found this bottle on Amazon and its been a life saver when I can’t take any more Excedrine.  This stuff is amazing, I put it on my temples and it melts the migraine away in minutes even the crippling nausea and light sensitivity.

#3 Heat and Cold

Now this one requires a bit of explanation.  So I soak my feet in as hot of water as I can humanly stand and place a cold pack on the back of my neck.  This draws the blood out of your brain (or so they claim) and down, all I know is it WORKS!

I hope I was able to give you some of my favorite tips to help you cope with migraines as they can be crippling and no one should have to deal with them!

Minolo Inspired Heels For a Fraction of the Price

Full Sole Diamonds Pumps

So not all of us can justify almost $1000 for a (incredible gorgeous) pair of shoes but these may not fool the sales girl at the department store but they certainly will fool your friends and make you feel like you stepped right out of Sex and the City with out sacrificing your mortgage or rent payment.

When I wore them they were surprisingly incredibly comfortable.  They stood the test of a wedding and a party.  The compliments were endless and my feet were incredibly happy.  I am trilled with these shoes and they will be a staple in my wardrobe (and they will be ordered in pink too!).

Expanding the Use of Capris

 Mid-Rise Capri Jeans | Quilted Round Toe Sneakers | Tassel Pendant Necklace | Handmade Bamboo Purse | Crisscross Front Striped Ribbed Bodysuit

So as fall is approaching, lets be honest for many of us its not here yet so the capri is still getting a ton of love! Its getting a great transition into fall for me and you can too!

 Mid-Rise Capri Jeans | Quilted Round Toe SneakersCrisscross Front Striped Ribbed Bodysuit Handmade Bamboo Purse

The first key in transitioning this piece is the shoes.  Making capris fall friendly is going to be ditching the sandals for booties or sneakers.  That instantly is going to scream fall instead of summer stretching the wearability of one of my favorite pieces.  Toss a sweater over a cute top like this one Women’s Cocoon Cardigan (totally one of my go tos since I’m always cold and its a great light weight sweater).  Wear those capris as long as you can!

Its Ok To Be Not OK

Loss is one of the hardest parts of being an adult.  Coping with it might even be tougher.

Theres nothing wrong with admitting that we aren’t strong everyday and we aren’t perfect.  This past year has been one of loss, great loss, a lot of loss.  This past Sunday one of my beloved fur babies Chicken went over the Rainbow bridge.  This was on top of losing my grandma two weeks prior, my good friend earlier this year and my boyfriend’s mom right before that.

Its ok to not be ok, I certainly am not ok.  I am willing to admit I am not!  The panic attacks, the reminders that are beyond overwhelming.  I couldn’t go through the bank drive through yesterday cause thats what Chicken and I used to do together and it was too much and I might have burst into tears both writing this and when they asked why I came in instead.  

As you can see he loved car rides (this is still my favorite picture from my old car), and was a happy little fluff muffin… ugh the tears and panic attacks keep rushing in while writing this post!  Chicken told us it was time, he enjoyed one last sunset, said goodbye to his brothers and then we said goodbye.

This year has been incredibly difficult.  There have been meltdowns, panic attacks and feelings of extreme overwhelm.  I had several meltdowns while writing this very post.  This has genuinely been one of the hardest years of my life and one of the years of the greatest loss.  It feels like I’m losing everything.

Its ok to have bad days, its ok to have tough days, its ok to have days were you do absolutely nothing.

Its ok to be not ok!