It seems like it's been forever since I've had time or energy to get lost in a book. What with work and family and the seemingly constant migraines I've been having as winter shifts into spring here (which means lots and lots of dust storms), it's been hard to focus on much of anything. But this past week I've for some reason felt that old hunger again, and I've begun rereading the Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice.
Oh, I'd forgotten how sweet it is to get lost in words. And Interview With the Vampire is such a lovely story, so sensual and erotic and full of dark beauty. It's put me into an exceptionally good mood.
As far as the migraines go, I am cautiously optimistic. I was reading an article online about a month ago that suggested magnesium supplements for weather and menstrual triggered migraines (which are my two biggest challenges), so I made an appointment to talk to my doctor about it. She did some blood tests and said yes, it would be safe for me to take them. She told me that while there's no objective evidence to support it, a lot of people have self-reported that it helps them. I figured I really have nothing to lose by trying, so I went out and bought a bottle of them at the store.
I've been taking the supplements for about two weeks now, and already I've seen a huge improvement. I'm hesitant to attribute it solely to the magnesium, because there are so many other factors at play (weather, hormone levels, who knows what else), but I'm definitely going to keep trying them. The real test will come over the summer, I think, when we get our annual monsoon storms and life generally turns into a horror show for me with all of the migraines I get during that time.
I'm really hoping the magnesium works, because my condition has been resistant to most of the prescription meds we've tried. And some of the side effects of those have been harrowing. So far, I haven't noticed any side effects from the magnesium, which is a relief. I was told that some people experience severe stomach upset while they take it, but so far at least that isn't something I've had to deal with.
So life is good! I don't have to work today, so I'm thinking that curling up with my book and a cup of hot vanilla tea sounds like just the thing. I hope you're all having a good day, too. :)