Tuesday, February 05, 2013
So I got a depo shot at the health dept Friday since my husband and i cannot afford to take chances right now. I found out the hard way that 'flu-like' symptoms are a fairly common side effect. I was in bed all weekend with chills, fever, aches, and that feeling where your clothes touching your skin hurts really bad. I took alot of store brand NY-quil and basically slept through it. Then yesterday (Monday) I woke up without the flu-type feelings but with this wicked pain in my right temple/ behind my ear. It would come and go like a contraction and hurt so bad that I would cringe and cry out in pain. They came every 1-2 minutes. Sometimes just a flash sometimes lasting up to a minute. I took 2 Tylenol which is all we had but it did not help at all. Now I am no stranger to pain, I had both my sons natural with no pain meds and over 24 labors, and I can handle pain fairly well. But this had me crying and desperate. My friend brought over some Aleve yesterday around 1:30 and I took one then and one an hour later. It seemed to not be helping and I was debating going to the hospital but without insurance and knowing how they treat poor people with headaches (like we just want drugs) I waited it out. By 5:30 the pains were only coming every 5-10 minutes and they hurt enough to make my face cringe reflexively but I can stifle the sound usually now. I took Ny-quil to get sleep last night and took an Aleve upon waking. I am still having these pains, still taking Aleve and just wondering if anyone else has experienced any pain like this or has any suggestions?