On occasional Wednesdays, I offer tips for adulthood.
I went to see a neurologist recently. I suffer from migraines. And while they aren’t nearly as bad as those endured by some of my friends – i.e. I don’t vomit, I’m not light-sensitive, etc. – they aren’t pleasant.
I really should have done this awhile ago. My migraines have been steadily increasing in frequency and intensity for several years now. But you know how it is: you need to go see your /primary care doctor, get a referral, and then block out the time to actually deal with the problem, rather than just suffering through.
But because I really didn’t want to overdose on Ibuprofen, I finally took the plunge and went to see a specialist. (I also finally broke down and went to see the dentist about a different but equally persistent problem I’ve been having with my teeth.)
If – like me – you’re avoidance-prone where pain is concerned, here are five reasons not to ignore the problem any longer:
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Image: Low back pain via Wikimedia Commons