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Pain


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Hi.

Yeah, so yesterday I had a migraine. I slept a little late, woke up feeling decent, and then shortly before I intended to head for the shower, I noticed a spot in my vision. It reminds me of 'the nothing' from the Neverending Story. If I look at the spot, it slides away and lands somewhere else. The docs call it an 'aura' and it's always first in my particular combo of headache symptoms.

So I tried to get a few things done at a frantic pace before the pain set in. Grab medication, explain to the kids. Get them fed. Log some stuff. Call DH and let him know. Get a shower. Then, wham. Burning, searing icepick in the side of my skull, impossible to ignore. Told the kids I was going to bed. Went to the bathroom, started to cry just as my daughter came in to ask for something. She didn't even finish what she was asking for, she left me alone. Strangely, crying seemed to help a little, but it was still awful.

Dug around and found my sleep mask--even the minor amount of light in the bedroom was too much for my eyes. The mask was a relief, but being shut inside my own head made the pain seem bigger.

Not sure how long I laid there. My son walked in and asked for something to eat. I staggered out of bed, feeling nauseous (a first in my migraines), and got him something to eat. Staggered back to bed. Tried to sleep. At some point, not sure exactly when, I got a feeling of vertigo. Then suddenly the pain was much less and I could get up and open my eyes. Merciful universe, my endless gratitude. I made the kids lunch and got them to nap (unwillingly).

From that point, it wasn't too bad, but I called DH home for dinner so he could take them over after dinner. And my prediction was warranted, the headache got worse again after dinner. Thank you, honey, for taking them to the bedroom to read and play.

There was no way I was going to work out during all that. Being vertical was a victory, I wasn't after anything else. So I missed yesterday's workout entirely.

Today I felt much better. Usually I have headache 'leftovers' on the second day, but I didn't really notice anything today. I managed to get some cleaning done and my workout in, but we didn't get the kids' coats the way I wanted to. Oh well, tomorrow is another day.

My energy is running out now, but I need to give the kids their bath. After that, dishes. Then I think I really need some sleep.
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UMIJUNE 10/22/2009 12:35AM

    I get migraines too. I think now that I am a mom I really worry about them because you are nearly helpless with pain not to mention the visual problems. Luckily I have help from my husband. I don't take medication but I am considering going in for some since my migraines have come back regularly now in my 30's. Anyway, I wish I had a cure for it to share with you, I don't, just compassion and understanding of the horrible-ness of migraines.

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