Heat and Headaches with ITP

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As I sit down to write this post I can feel one coming on from behind my eyes.  It has been there for a few hours and I have been quiet and calm and steadily swallowing glasses of water. I made myself do yoga, stretched every muscle in my body, and lay still on my back to meditate. The blinds are closed, the lights are off.  I am now waiting for a headache to come, convinced that I can beat this without panadol.

The pain has been there – behind my eyes and one side of my brain – for a few hours and it has not gotten worse.  Perhaps it won’t come?  Perhaps it will not turn into the migraine I predicted.

It is summer time and the headaches are back.  This year I am trying to not take the tiny white tablets.  The harmless household painkillerss that are popped without another thought.  I am going to go natural.  I am going to lie still in the dark and try to listen to what my body is telling me  I am going to try my best to give it what it needs and hope the pain goes away.

And what is my body asking for right now? White chocolate. So I am eating it.

What do you use?

Natural Painkillers

  1. Aromatherapies
  2. Massage
  3. Meditation
  4. Yoga
  5. Acupuncture
  6. White Chocolate

by Meg

Meghan Brewster is a writer and blogger. She is an ITP patient and launched ITP&Me in 2011. She is a coffee lover and a try hard dancer. @meghan_brewster

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