It is sooooo nice to be back!! I broke my laptop last Sunday morning, smashed the keyboard, and didn’t get a replacement til Tuesday afternoon. In those three days I worked on some weaving projects which was a lot of fun! Then it literally took me two days to get caught up on all the networking involved with blogging. I was able to do a little on my phone and ipad but those are quite inconvenient. All that was a headache….
Speaking of headaches, I have had headaches / migraines all my life, well, as far back as junior high (that I can remember). Long before my brain tumor and still after so I know that has nothing to do with them. Now my oldest, KateLynn, is following in my footsteps……sorry Katie!!!
I have had one for the last two days and still have one this morning. Although, it is a little better so I actually still feel like doing some writing today since it has been a week and I miss it
At one point the doctor wanted me to take a daily preventative pill and since I don’t like to use a pill as the answer of every ill I never did that.
Here is my routine: Start out taking Ibuprofen, if that doesn’t work then take Tylenol. If that still doesn’t work try Excedrin migraine then move up to Sudafed. If that still doesn’t work take half a hydrocodone/vicodin and eventually the other half. I also, work some caffeine in there somewhere.
This is my routine……EVERY TIME….no matter how minor the headache is, nothing over the counter works. Well, once in a while Sudafed will work but not normally.
And every time I think to myself, ‘I know I’m not a slow learner so why I am even bothering with the OTC stuff every time and after all these years?’. The answer?…..I just hate taking the hard stuff unless I absolutely have to. Not to mention I don’t like feeling sick afterward if I didn’t take it with enough milk or food or took it too close to having caffeine.
Yesterday, I took one Mucinex and that actually helped some…..I was quite surprised! If headaches start to be a daily trouble then I know it is time to go to the chiropractor.
Usually I am able to head them off before it turns into a situation where I am laying in bed trying desperately to block out any sight or sound and not moving for fear I’ll throw up. When that happens I have Nadia call family and church friends and ask them to pray for me and within 30 minutes or less I will feel better. I know when they were all praying for me and the second the Lord answers those prayers because I can feet the migraine just kind of melt away. The power of prayer is amazing!
One trick I have learned that will work temporarily is to will it out of my body. I know that sounds strange but it does work. I do this when it is the middle of the night or early in the morning when I am at my whits end and can’t call on anyone. Plus the quiet hours are the best time to do it because it takes A LOT of concentration which is why it is only a temporary fix. I visualize the pain as a solid mass, then visualize it disintegrating and dissipating slowly out of my body. This will cut the pain at least in half but as soon as I loose concentration it is right back. And, of course, when you don’t feel good it is difficult the concentrate on anything.
Do you have any tips or tricks? I would love to hear about them!!