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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    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
    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
    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!!
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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.

    2898 days ago
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