No, not Jesus. I found a bottle of pills (actually, two bottles) and they have Saved me. Praise be unto the Vitamin B-Complex from Whole Foods/Nature’s Bounty for lifting up this wretched soul from the grasp of migraines!
This probably will not work for everybody and I probably will not be free from the grip of head pain that can only be kindly referred to as “unbearable” forever, but I started taking the vitamins a few weeks ago because it’s supposed to be good with stress. Which I do have, lots of it, but I haven’t really seen a marked difference in the way I handle shitty situations. I have, however, seen a reduction (actually, an absence) of migraines since the time I have started popping open these bottles. I have two bottles now, a bottle at work and a bottle at home. One is in my desk drawer and one is on my nightstand.
The way I really knew it was working was after a night out with friends. Usually after about three drinks, I know I’m risking my productivity the next day and may be resigned to an entire day wasted in bed due to head pain, sensitivity to light, and an overall feeling of being a corpse. So the simple answer to this is, you’d say, “don’t drink.” But that is not fun and it makes me feel like a real buzzkill. I do try to limit the amount that I drink but it still always feels like a gamble.
The other day I had four drinks and I knew that I was going to be in for a hangover. But, miraculously, I was fine. A little tired but generally I was decent. I was able to go out the next day like a regular human being. I couldn’t figure what was going on. I had heard that Vitamin B helps with hangovers but any quick capsules I took before drinking never worked out and I was still laid up in bed with massive head pain. It wasn’t until I began taking sustained, daily Vitamin-B complex pills that I learned that the fate of a wasted day after a night of celebration was not necessarily my cross in life to bear.
Plus, I tend to get migraines when the weather changes, which is something especially terrible for spring, but I haven’t had one since.
So yes, this does sound a bit like hippie bullshit (although it’s backed by science), but I don’t know how many of you out there also have this problem who might be helped by this. In any case, I can now firmly say that I worship at the alter of this complex of B vitamins, from thiamin to riboflavin to Niacin to B-6 to B-12 to pantothenic acid.