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There are worse fates than mine, but I'm going to whine anyway

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

I have a headache. I woke at 4 a.m. with a headache, and it simply refuses to budge. I'm getting close to liver-destroying amounts of Tylenol in my bloodstream, and it still won't let go. I do not get migraines (I had one once, twenty years ago, and it was horrible), if that helps give you a scale of this pain. Bad, but not unmitigatingly awful. This one is close to making me naseauous. When that happens, I go home.

I got my first-ever tension headache when I was in law school. I recognize that making it to my 40's without ever experiencing a tension headache is a blessing. I get sinus headaches. It's kind of like having a ice pick being driven into my eyes. Combined with a tension headache, I thought I was dying. (Yeah, I'm kind of a cry baby.)

I did ride my bike to the vestry retreat last Friday. The wind was bad, but I was only completely exposed a few times. And it was a tail wind for part of it. I decided to let the husband drive me home the following afternoon because it was still pretty windy and rain was threatening. (We only get about 8" of precipitation a year here, so our rains are usually light drizzle.)

That ride was the last bit of exercise I got. We picked up our new kitten Sunday afternoon. I stayed home Monday & yesterday to watch how he and the resident cat interact. Two days of not weighing myself, not recording what I'd eaten, and getting no exercise. I guess I should be glad I only gained a few pounds!

So I'm back to logging my food intake. Exercise will have to wait until the headache subsides. I'm going to have to repeat Week 1 of the 5K Your Way. Of course, I thought I was going to have to do so anyway, so it's not that much of a let-down. The husband doesn't know it yet, but he's getting a healthy dinner. I've eaten so much salt over the past few days that I can feel my body being pulled by the moon.
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  • v HILLSLUG98239
    I had a couple cups of coffee before lunch. It took the edge off (a bit), but if I repeat that during the afternoon I won't sleep.

    Aspirin makes my nose bleed. I try to avoid it except in genuine emergencies.

    I've ridden with sinus headaches before. Sometimes it's a distraction. Headaches like this one mean exercise is out of the question. You know how it goes - we all know our own body's quirks.
    1274 days ago
  • v SUE5007
    Try taking one aspirin and drinking some caffeine. Excedrin Migraine is aspirin, tylenol and caffeine.
    Hey, maybe the exercise would dull the headache...or at least keep you from noticing it for 30 minutes.
    Hope you start feeling better. emoticon
    1274 days ago
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