Headache from hell

When I write I have the chance to think about everything I want to say and how to say it. If I say it wrong, I can go back, delete it, and try again.

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Hello dear reader.

Today is day 3 of a mind numbing headache. I got about two hours of sleep last night because of it, so along with this insane pain I’m exhausted. I’m going to try to write a post that makes sense, but I can’t promise anything.

I need to do something to distract my mind from how horrible I feel. That itself is a challenge. Reading hurts…too much light. Watching TV… same thing. Writing… hurts like hell but I’m doing it anyway. Pain meds? I can’t take them again for five more hours. Muscle relaxers… not helping at all.

So why am I writing when it hurts to do it? I’m writing out of desperation. I’m hoping one of the wonderful people who read my blog (I hit 150 followers yesterday 👏) has an idea for how can I distract my mind from the pain when I need to be laying down in a dark, quiet room?

I’m having trouble communicating because of the pain. But I can do a better job writing than speaking. When I write I have the chance to think about everything I want to say and how to say it. If I say it wrong, I can go back, delete it, and try again.

I know this isn’t a very cheerful post, but it’s my truth right now and you, dear reader, deserve nothing less than complete honesty.

I’m seriously open to any ideas. There’s a comment box at the end of this post. Please feel free to use it.

Until next time…

13 thoughts on “Headache from hell

  1. Aughh… I’ve no headaches, but a dear partner of mine has had them (hellish, as yours) since 25+ y ago. She gets some real (even if only partial) help from Sumatriptan. It’s the only medicine that alleviates her, and sometimes ends the pain for good.
    The other possible remedy, which worked to a point both for my mother and my sister (during cancer), like another commentor above (dear Liz) has already pointed out, is marihuana.
    Said this, and also from my mom and sis’s experience, the only real help comes from opiates – my mom got them in hospital as a final resource, but my sis got them in the black market, when she still was active, in form of heroine, and she always thanked her guardian angel and personal god for having them, when she could.
    I’m very sorry you are walking through this awful experience as well, dear 😦 *BIG HUG*

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  2. Oh, I hate only having a “like” button – can we just call it a sympathy button? Err… Ice packs, as suggested. Kava kava extract is supposed to help with headaches/migraines. There’s medicinal/recreational marijuana – not really sure how well that helps, and it might screw up your visit with your pain management doctor. On the other hand, if it flipping works better than the opiates? Can you go float in a pool or some water and relax your whole body some?

    I’m so very, very sorry you’re going through this.

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