...to hopefully a headache free life. I have suffered from migraines for a large portion of my life now, and I finally realized I had to do something about it. I was having to take 3 ibuprofen and go to sleep to get rid of them, and even that didn't always work. Things sort of came to a head when I had to miss my own birthday dinner with the hubby because I was in bed suffering. I'm not even sure if I can explain what it is like if you don't get them.
Sometimes I think my hubby has a hard time understanding how painful and debilitating they can be. He doesn't get migraines and his pain tolerance is something to be admired (I wish he could have a baby). Actually, I have fought through many, too, because I if I stopped every time I got one, I would be in bed half of the time. I started keeping a log of my headaches over the last couple of weeks and realized I was getting one every other day so I called my doctor.
I just love my doc - she is great and spends as much time with you as you need. We ruled out anything serious causing them since I have been getting them for at least 14 years (i.e. a tumor or something of that sort - my mind used to go there a lot until I realized it probably would have killed me by now.) This will sound really sad and weird, but I usually fear going to the doctor because I'm afraid they will find something bad, and in my weird mind I think I would rather live not knowing. Crazy, huh? Anyway, she has started me on a preventive med that will take a couple of weeks to kick in, but I'm hopeful that after that, my days of headaches are gone! If this tells you how bad they are, I would rather not be leaving work early to go home and tend to a headache, and I don't even like work that much.
Yep, that's the most exciting thing I have to share right now. Actually, I have some projects I'm working on around the house, and I can't wait to share them. However, they aren't quite done yet!
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