6 Aug – Houston, We Have A Problem


This quote is not the real quote, it’s become changed over time. But Houston, we do have a problem, or rather I do have a problem.

It’s a (for me) world record beating migraine – 4 days and counting. So that’s approximately 25 kilometres not run.

And I don’t know what to do….

Triggers include:

  • red wine
  • chocolate
  • wine
  • alcohol
  • processed foods/meats
  • sugar
  • dairy
  • coffee
  • sun
  • bright lights
  • temperature
  • air pressure
  • dehydration
  • HRT
  • certain types of exercise including running!

And yes, I eat/drink, experience all of these during a typical summer in Italy.  Tried no alcohol – doesn’t make any difference, but alcohol does prolong the misery.

Tried no chocolate, that was just depressing.

Managed a day without coffee – no difference. Bright sun worsens it, so presently am living like a mole, popping ibuprofen, avoiding alcohol and drinking water like a fish.

That’s it, no runs to report –  and am seriously pissed off. Fingers crossed for tomorrow…, as I’m eating into my excess kms…

Playlist – none

Stats – none

Alzheimer’s Challenge – no further forward than last time


4 thoughts on “6 Aug – Houston, We Have A Problem

  • Hope things improve soon. Feel for you, especially with challenge in mind.

    Love A

    Sent from my iPhone



    • Thanks – I am at my wit’s end to know what to do – I cannot live in a dark room all my life! Still the final vestiges of it is around, so am keeping fingers crossed that it will bugger off by tonight!


    • Hi Nat, I tried the migraine diary thing and couldn’t find a damn connection anywhere… of course it could be a combination of all the triggers – which means I’ve got issues as dairy, chocolate and wine have been my diet for years, oh and now we live in the heat during summer too… Thanks for good wishes – btw pics of you and Erica fab – you both looks so fit and raring to go. Love J


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