Massive headache ALL week, with almost no reprieve. I've tried every single thing I could find. I didn't know what caused it, so I tried Benedryl, Otrivin, 1000 mgs of Tylenol every 4-6 hours, EVERY other OTC pain killer, cold water cloth on my neck, as hot as possible hot water over my wrists, browsing the internet for ideas for hours, etc. etc. My friend, Paula, finally told me that when she gets headaches, she drinks strong coffee, apparently, it opens the blood vessels.
I was all settled in bed, early, watching TV, with my head splitting ~ and I thought, 'might as well' have a coffee. It won't make it any worse. Knowing full well that it certainly wasn't going to make it any better. I mean the 1500 mgs of Tylenol that I'd taken weren't even touching it. (Yes, I know I shouldn't take that much at once, and rarely ever do.) So, I had a double double STRONG coffee. Within twenty minutes ~ NO more headache and it didn't come back ALL night. This morning, I could feel it 'trying' to come on ~ so I had a couple cups of coffee and I haven't had a headache ALL day. After suffering all week with an awful headache, I will never stop drinking coffee again! Two cups in the morning, like usual, before I decided to start drinking tea.
The bad news is that I stayed home ALL week and didn't do any exercise (well, 10 whole minutes lol) because who can do 'anything' with a headache from hell. The good news is that I finally got back on my schedule of getting up between 8 and 9 in the morning because, once again, who can sleep with a headache that bad. So I am singing the praises of my friend, my morning coffee (and any time I have a headache)
Have a wonderful, fantastic, fabulous weekend!!! I am praying that my head will be on straight and the pain won't come back!