I borrowed “Migraine: The Complete Guide” from the library today.  I got the recommendation from someone’s blog so I decided to get it.  Well, it is full of great information but I realized this a little too late; it’s from 1994.  While that’s still current in most aspects, I think a lot of recent treatments aren’t discussed in the book.  Unfortunately I put the book down after seeing the date and didn’t get much further.  I’ll need to find better books.  I realized something last week – I haven’t done much non-Internet research regarding migraines.

I have access to Ebsco’s electronic library online through my college.  Ebsco is a huge subscription house and a ton of journals in every profession.  Why I didn’t come to this conclusion earlier about doing research befuddles me.  I don’t really think I wanted to take this seriously, in the sense of me suffering from a disease.  All these years I’ve tried to pawn it off on the doctor’s not knowing what I have.  I think now after doing this blog and reading other people’s blogs I’ve accepted the fact that I have migraines.  Now I need to read more to get the facts.  I feel kind of stupid for not doing this sooner.

Like I always say, I’ll do it in my copious free time.  Ha!  Free time.  What is that?  I think part of my problem is that I want to be involved in everything, do every hobby, and never spend enough time to become an “expert” with it.  For example, I took on knitting and crocheting a few years back.  I did it like crazy for a few months and made some nice afghans and pot holders.  I never got beyond that to get to sweaters because my mind got bored.  I feel like the same thing is happening with my photography bug.  I love taking pictures but getting the motivation to do it lately is irritating.  Sigh.  I’m ranting tonight.

Well, that’s about it.  I need to get some sleep.  I am meeting with a recruiter tomorrow regarding an internal job that I’m not qualified on paper to do.  I’m totally capable of learning everything in it but my boss just doesn’t see it from what I can tell.  The old fart needs to retire.  Wish me luck.

Categories: Headaches


I'm a 20-something full time geek, part time student and photographer with a life partner, dog, house, and the two cars. I also have an ice pick in my left temple every day.

1 Comment

Julie · February 10, 2006 at 6:40 PM


I have a small library on migraine disease (I like to collect books) and I would recommend Dr. Lawrence Robbins’ two books, one is for patients and one is for doctors but both are highly readable. He is a headache specialist practicing in the Chicago area. Knowledge is power!


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