Unfortunately, the migraines (I no longer classify them as just headaches) were not a one-time occurrence. After Saturday, it was back on Sunday and then again today. I called my RE on Monday (yesterday) to see what I could do in terms of pain management, and of course, to make sure this wasn't out of the ordinary. He assured me that the rise in estrogen often causes migraines. He really wasn't concerned about it. For pain, he suggested tea, but tea with caffeine in it. For whatever reason, caffeine helps migraines. Wow, I never knew that. No wonder I have lingering migraines now--I haven't been drinking any caffeine since my cycle started.
So, when I woke up this morning and started to experience aura, I knew what was coming next. MIGRAINE! I had DH make me some hot tea right away. You bet I drank that up, in hopes to lessen the stabbing pain in my forehead. After drinking a cup, I got a sense of relief in my head...whew! This stuff really does work. Then, the nausea came on fiercely and my tea was officially back out of my system. I was still convinced that the tea was going to help, so DH made another cup for me. This time I drank it a little slower. It's over an hour later now, and I can say that the pain has diminished (to where it's manageable) and I haven't lost any more cookies. Tea is definitely my new friend. How I love thee!