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migraine, day 5

April 21st, 2006 at 08:24 am

Enough already!

I have been to the chiropractor three times in the last week and am going back tonight. My massage friend is coming over after the chiropractor visit. I hope someone can help me with this headache!! I have to play for 4+ hours tomorrow. Luckily, after this weekend, I am done with playing.

I stayed home from work yesterday. I haven't slept well in two weeks. Wednesday was a nightmare in terms of editing tiny print while simultaneously wanting to rip out part of my neck. I am feeling a little better today...but is that the ibroprofen talking?

My sister just emailed me and said she wants to visit this weekend. It was hard, but I told her no. She doesn't have a car so I would have to shuttle her back to school. I just can't right now. I can hardly function like a normal member of society as it is.

I wish headaches were more important to the medical community. They can be just as debilitating as other conditions, but for some reason, they don't get a whole lot of respect. I shouldn't complain - it's a lot better than it used to be - but I still get people acting like it's no big deal. "Calling in sick for a headache? Please!" It's just a little headache, right? I'd like to transfer my pain to those people for just one minute and see if they can function.

6 Responses to “migraine, day 5”

  1. contrary1 Says:

    wishing you a dark, quiet room and a neck massage.......

  2. LuckyRobin Says:

    I used to get vicious migraines all the time, so I'm sorry for your pain. Mine virtually stopped when I eliminated all MSG and MSG act-alikes from my diet. Perhaps this might help you? Now I only get weather migraines when the barometric pressure rises or falls substantially and they only last a day. Much more manageable. Hang in there.

  3. StressLess Says:

    Oddly, mine went away when I started on blood pressure medication. I found out that one of the ingredients, bisoprolol, is also given for migraines. It's a beta blocker which I think keeps the blood vessels relaxed. A prescription, but very cheap as a generic. Just another idea. Keep trying things, something is bound to work!

  4. Jen Says:

    I really feel for you. You're right - they aren't just headaches. I've compared them to ice cream headaches that last for hours and days at a time. KWIM? That intense pain that simply does not relent.

    I was really bad last week and am dealing with one today that started yesterday morning. It isn't at a debilitating point - Maxalt helped, thankfully - but it is extremely depressing to deal with chronic pain.

    About beta blockers - it's worth asking about. I was on one for a while but it didn't help and lowered my BP to the point that my quality of life diminished due to sleepiness and dizziness. But they can work for some people.

    I wish I had enough money to have a couple of massages every week. That would help raise my threshold.

    I'll be thinking about you. Smile

  5. markio26 Says:

    3 of my friends have migrane headaches... the doctor's have basically told them they are related to hormone changes... another friend stopped having them after she had her uterus removed... i would seek out a specialist from the cleveland clinic and ask questions... i think they have a toll free number where you can ask the nurse anything. headaches are mini strokes, if i recall correctly... not sure, but, that is what comes to mind... hope your feeling better soon.

  6. Thrifty Ray Says:

    I am a migrane sufferer also. There was a decrease when I started BP meds...but I still get them occasionally. Luckily, I have a sympathetic doctor who prescribes both migraine meds and a strong pain killer (vicodin)....usually a dose of both and a dark room with a few hours of sleep will cure...but not always.

    I feel for you...I sure hope you get to feeling better soon!

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