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The Lost Week, or At Least A Couple of Days

Thursday, April 26, 2012

I feel useless this week. It started Tuesday when I was nauseous at Masters swimming. I had a little tiny headache too, but I was mainly feeling completely ill, especially after every flipturn. By Tuesday afternoon, I definitely had a migraine. This is the first time that nausea has preceded a migraine. Usually they show up together, nicely complementing one another.

I took one migraine pill and it dulled the pain for a little bit, but it came roaring back a bit later. And I was out of migraine pills. I'm in between doctors and didn't have anyone to call for a prescription.

I couldn't go home because we had a big meeting on Tuesday. Which didn't go well. Which didn't help my headache. But I popped some Excedrin and soldiered through. I finally left the office around 6:15, and went home to put an icepack on my head and take some more Excedrin.

Yesterday morning was supposed to be strength training, but I woke up and the headache seemed to have abated, but within 10 minutes of waking up, it was back. I managed to keep it at a distance through most of yesterday with lots of Excedrin. LOTS of Excedrin.

This morning I had swimming on my calendar, but when I woke up and realized my head didn't hurt anymore, but I was still exhausted, I decided to sleep. Right this second, I can feel a slight achiness tapping on the back of my right eyebrow (that's where the pain parks itself when it shows up), but I'm drinking lots of water and hoping I can keep it at bay. I have a doctor's appointment this afternoon where I'll be getting a shiny new prescription for my magic headache pills.

I've identified certain migraine triggers, but sometimes they show up without any root cause - other than my normal everyday stressors. It always shocks me how debilitating they are.
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  • KELLYIM
    Thanks for the compassion, Jenny! I figured it was best to sleep a little more this morning. I'll get back on track with my workouts soon.
    2898 days ago
  • KELLYIM
    Laurie, I don't always. When I have the option to go home, I do, but on Tuesday, that just wasn't an option. I don't think my migraines are as bad as some people's. Or maybe my mom is right and I have a high tolerance for pain. Either way, it's no fun.
    2898 days ago
  • LMB-ESQ
    Sorry you're not feeling well. How do you function with those headaches? How do you force yourself to keep going? I can barely move when I get one of those, much less sit through a meeting. Good luck with the new doctor!!
    2898 days ago
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    I feel for you, migraines are debilitating. Being tired can be a trigger, so listen to your body and rest if you have to.

    I hope you get well soon.

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    2898 days ago
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