So the other day I was in my bedroom getting ready for bed. It had been a long day, actually a full day of work as I had gone in to help Steve a bit. I was tired, I was cranky, my boobs were killing me, and I had a migraine, my first one in over a week.
So I'm getting ready for bed, getting undressed. I take my jeans off, and my nursing tank top off.
If my life was a cartoon, this would be the point in the cartoon where the light bulb shows up over my head and turns on. (And I was topless, so it would have been a pretty funny cartoon!)
Because of last weeks flood, I haven't worn my nursing tanks for over a week. I haven't had sore boobs for over a week. And I haven't had a migraine.
And here I am, nursing tank in hand, boobs aching, and a killer headache.
And finally, it all makes sense.
Headaches that started about 5 days after Corben was born? Around the time I got out of my PJ's and started wearing real clothes.
Headaches that turned off and on with no reason related to food or sleep or anything else I could think of? Except that I was bouncing back between these tank tops and regular nursing bras.
Last week, an ENTIRE week of headaches, for 10 days straight? Well, I went out a lot for various appointments, and was likely wearing a tank almost every day. (I have 3.)
Now I don't think these tanks are really too small, but because they're made for a generic body size instead of a specific bra size, I think they're a bit "binding." They compress my chest, instead of supporting it.
I would be SO happy if this was the answer. I was thrilled to have gone nearly a week without headaches, but so annoyed that I didn't know WHY. I'm a find the problem, don't just treat the symptom kind of gal, and it was driving me BANANAS not to know what the root cause of it was. Sure, I could have just taken the drugs my GP provided me and walk around in a drug induced stupor, but that wasn't really enough for me. (And it bugs me that it was enough of a solution for her.)
So now I'm in the proving my theory phase. Yesterday I went out and spent an obscene amount of money on one nursing bra and one nursing tank (a different brand, with a specific cup and band size.) The (allegedly) evil tanks have been shelved for now. And, we'll see what happens.
Wish me luck!