August 15, 2006
Less Ranting, More Raving
I know all I do on this blog is complain about our sad state of affairs. Sometimes, though, you see people saying good things about us. I was reading the Times this morning and came across this Letter to the Editor that gave me a small good feeling for a change.
Coping With Pain
To the Editor:
Re "Scientists Cast Misery of Migraine in a New Light" (Personal Health, Aug 8): Like Jane E. Brody, I grew up in a migraine family. I started nursing my mother through chronic migraines when I was 5.
When migraines hit my brothers, cousins and me, we all discovered different triggering factors (mold, disco lights, MSG, sensory overload, stress, too much driving, neglecting meals and weather changes), and we all have different remedies (I drink fresh orange juice and strong tea, and take a blistering hot shower).
Others find relief by pressing a bag of ice cubes around their necks and heads or by downing vitamin B. We've also found preventive help through acupuncture, shiatsu, regular exercise, and heeding warning signs and triggering factors. Far better than reliance on prescription meds.
Pamela Ellen Ferguson
51st Cosponsor Signs onto HR818
Good job goes to the Illinois State Assoc. for getting Rep Jackson, Jesse L., Jr. [IL-2] to sign on as a co-sponsor. We need more though folks. About 50 more.