Anxiety, Humor, Life, Menopause

Podcast Episode Five- Guest Star and Real Talk about Migraines & Anxiety

A few things….

In the podcast I mention that certain migraines which give me panic attacks would occur once a month; that’s beside my several times per week migraines that would also occur.

Also, my “guest star” and I previously recorded this over the weekend.

I am thinking about possibly having one podcast per week dedicated to one subject of your choosing and then another one responding to comments, If there isn’t enough topic to talk about, then I will only record one podcast. As you can see, there is no rhyme or reason.

I wanted to dedicate this week’s podcast to something I was struggling with in actual life. Last week, I had a full-blown panic attack while awaiting insurance approval on a prescription for my every three month preventative that I have been taking since June. I was afraid I wouldn’t get the medication in time and the thought of having a migraine like I had last July, put me into an emotional tailspin. I can’t even write about that migraine because it was so bad and so ugly, I can’t even go to the dark place it sent me.

I’ve been reading the book “Living Beautifully” by Pema Chodron and she was discussing different ways of facing fear. That is where the discussion began in my muddled ADHD head; if I am truly growing in my soul homework ways, I am not facing my fear. I am panicking over a medication to take my fear away. The fear of another horrific migraine.

I am not saying that Pema is telling me to stop taking meds, so please don’t read into that. Listen to the podcast and definitely get her books from the library; she is really a brilliant writer. But it is a good discussion. I just want you all to know that even though I am working on myself daily, I am human and I also stumble daily.

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  3. Episode Thirteen- Happy Anniversary?
  4. Episode Twelve- Puppies, Podcasts and Plants
  5. Episode Eleven- Enjoying the View

8 thoughts on “Podcast Episode Five- Guest Star and Real Talk about Migraines & Anxiety”

  1. I’ve had three migraines in my life. They were awful and memorable and brought on by extreme stress. I’m adding “Living Beautifully” by Pema Chodron to my list of books to read. I don’t know when I’ll read it, but I suspect I could get something out of it. Thanks for the idea.

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  2. My Linds & Coach occasionally get migraines. I had one and it was when I was around 22 years old, but I still remember it. I can’t imagine having them on a weekly basis; God bless you and your Dr who is helping you.

    FYI: I LOVE YOUR MIDWEST ACCENT. So stinking cute.

    Thank you Mike for joining in on the fun; what a great sport he is. I think you might be overthinking the ‘facing your fear’ analogy. The migraines that affect your life tremendously are a fear you should never have to face. Right? Mike is trying to tell you. 😉
    The panic attack sounds like it was a legitimate feeling; I hope you’re feeling better.

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    1. My headache doctor is my angel on planet Earth. I tell him that every time I see him. He is also my menopause angel. I will go on to explain that in the book. I promise I am working on it as we speak.

      Aww, I love that you love my accent. In the Chicago area, I am told I have more of a Wisconsin accent than a Chicago accent. But it’s all the same to me because I don’t even know I have one. 🙂

      I think I am overthinking it too but that is my anxiety talking. (And it sure likes to talk)
      Mike has been my loving partner in all of this and I wouldn’t have been this sane (yes, questionable but sane for me) without him.

      I am feeling SO much better. Thank you for asking, my friend.

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  3. I’ve read a couple of Pema’s books!

    I hope you don’t think that I’m a bad friend, but I have not listened to your podcasts. I’m sure they are wonderful…please don’t get me wrong! It is ME. I am not a podcast person at all. I don’t listen to ANY podcasts. I’ve never been an auditory person. I’d much rather read someone’s writing. Probably why I don’t watch much TV and read a lot of books. 😉 I just felt the need to explain myself to you, in case you were wondering why I wasn’t commenting on your podcasts. I hope you understand.


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    1. She is such a great writer. When someone who is so spiritual can relate to the common person, that is a good writer. In my humble opinion.

      No explanation is necessary. I only share it here for those who don’t have a Spotify account. 😘


  4. Migraines are the worst and I have the same issue where it brings on anxiety, not to the same level, but I’m pretty mediated for anxiety at this point. When I feel a migraine coming on, I get anxious and I pray that I get my sumatriptan in time before the headache gets away from me. I can’t wait for your book. I’m turning 40 this year and I want to start prepping!

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