After I got home, it wasn't long before I got the opportunity to use My Migraine Triggers. Sadly, I get pretty bad migraines on occasion, and I have never been able to pinpoint why. I had a few ideas, but have never been able to identify the causes of my migraines before they happened. So of course, I'd end up curled in a fetal position in a dark, silent room, crying my eyes out because the pain was so severe at times. And if Mommy is out of commission for several hours, things just don't run smoothly in my household.
Anyway, a couple of weeks ago, I felt a migraine coming on....I felt nauseated, I had sensitivity to light and sound, and I was incredibly cranky due to the stiffness of my neck and the throbbing pain that was slowly making its way around my entire head.
Since I learned that identifying and understanding triggers is key to managing this condition, I pulled out my iPhone and used the My Migraine Triggers App to help understand what may have triggered the episode.
Here's a brief walk-through of this app. It's very easy to use, and can help keep a record of your migraines and all potential triggers. It's also a great tool to open up a dialogue with your physician.
I highly recommend downloading the My Migraine Triggers app. It will allow you to keep accurate records of your migraine experiences and will help identify what your own personal triggers are. Of course you should definitely discuss your results with your doctor and come up with your own personal treatment plan.
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***Disclosure: I am an Excedrin® Migraine brand ambassador. One iPod Touch to test the app was provided by Novartis Consumer Health, Inc., the makers of Excedrin® Migraine; my journey for a migraine-free experience is my own.***