Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Migraines...die! die! die!

Since last Monday, the 3rd, I've had a migraine. It was pretty dull all week, but came on really strong over the weekend. None of my medication was helping, really. It would help for a few hours, but soon, that sneaky little sucker would come creeping back into my head. I basically stayed in bed all weekend. My poor pup had to have been bored out of her mind!

So, I woke up in the middle of the night yesterday with it and took more meds (which are NOT CHEAP!) and went back to sleep. When my alarm went off, I felt surprisingly great! I was singing in the shower, dancing with Manolo (my dog) as I was getting ready, etc.

THEN. A few hours after being at work, I started sweating profusely. I mean, it looked like I had recently taken a shower, my hair was that wet, my headache started pounding again, and I was beginning to get vomitatious. The vomitatiousness came in waves, as did the heat flashes. It got to where I couldn't even concentrate on what I was doing at work.

I called my neuro, the office lady was a bitch and basically told me I had to go to the ER, there was no way they could fit me in. So, I called my hero of a dad and he offered to finish what he was doing at work and go get Manolo at my house in the city while I left my work to go to their house and have my mom take me to the ER. I <3 parents.

My mom was in the ER with me (which really didn't take all that long...2 hours maybe?) and drove me home after my shot of Dilaudid. I was really disappointed that it didn't knock me out. In fact, I felt decent. But I was VERY grateful for my headache breaking. It broke almost immediatly when the nurse injected it into my IV.

The only bad part was the meds they gave me for that night (b/c Dilaudid given by IV metabolizes really quickly) kept me up ALL NIGHT. It was as if they had given me speed! I finally passed out about 2:30 or 3 and then woke up at 5 to get back to my house to get ready for work.

I'm feeling groovy today, though. I just know the increase in my migraines is due to this weight and I will be so very very happy to get this bulk off and not have to deal with as many migraines anymore. It's so inhibiting and I just can't wait to live my life!


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