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.