Headaches and migraines have long been my unwanted allies on the road of life.
About a year and a half ago I began tracking those suckers to find out what was "triggering" them. I found out that I have about 5 or 6 triggers that were daily causing them. The triggers were MSG, caffeine, sugar, excessive sodium contents in food, weather and barometric changes, and aspirin itself.
In the past year, my headaches have gotten a ton better. So I've laid down my guard a bit with my avoidance of the above mentioned triggers. Well, Saturday was date night with my beloved wife. So we went out to eat at a quaint little chinese restaurant we discovered.
As you know Chinese food is notorious for having MSG, a flavor enhancer. It's also notorious for having excessive sodium content. We had our fill and then proceeded to a coffee shop for dessert where I downed a large cookies and cream smoothie (which wasn't even very good). The temperature was also dropping that night and I felt a slight headache coming on as I retired for the evening. I had nearly every necessary ingredient for a perfectly sculpted Tim Baron migraine.
Around 3:45 a.m., I awoke to a screaming, angry migraine that had woefully lodged itself behing my right eye and proceeded to emmanate waves of aggravating discomfort down the back of my neck.
My unwanted ally was back! I cursed my slothfulness.