2.15.2011

On the way...

...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.

Here's hoping...

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!

3 comments:

Preppy 101 said...

I don't get them, but know many people who do, and they certainly do suffer. Hoping this new plan of action works!! xoxo

Stori said...

I get migraines, but I have learned a few tips to keep them at bay:

- Regular (activator method) chiropractic adjustments
- Magnesium supplements
- Getting enough sleep
- Stopping whatever I am doing the minute I feel one coming on and resting! If I ignore them they get so bad... I am sure you know what I am talking about. Like someone stabbing me in the back of the eye with a poker and then I throw up on top of it!

I am sorry and I really hope that this works for you! Everyone has to find a method of pain control that works for them. Please keep us updated on your progress.

Lindsey said...

Oh my goodness, you poor thing! I really hope this new plan of action works friend!!