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Tuesday, January 17, 2012


 When I have to get up for work by 5:40am, 
I'm usually tucked into bed and nearly asleep by now (11pm), 
Tonight I'm wide awake and thinking it wouldn't do me any good to go to bed just yet.
Why?, you might ask.... 

Today I fought a headache at work, started just after my first case, 
kind of my nagging typical headache. I took 600mg Ibuprofen.
 As usual that did nothing and I worked through it.
 On my way home (4pm)  I stopped for some caffine, washed down 2 Excedrine Migraines,  
hoping that would help. By the time I got home my head was throbbing, 
I was nauseous and my eyes hurt to move. 
 I have self-diagnosed this as a migraine.

 I lay'd down, it took about 1/2 hour to find a spot I could lay comfortably so my head didnt 
feel like it was gonna blow off.
 Some how I dozed until Rick came home at 6pm. 
 A short time later...probably about 7 I thought it safe to go for a third kind of OTC drug.
 I hit-up the Aleve.
Finally...that kicked it, I woke up at 9:30pm and was afraid to move
(expecting the worse to come back). 
The nausea left with the headache, so I had me a bit to eat and visited with my hubby. 
I'm still headache free, pretty sure it's gone but I'm skeptical that's it's still lurking
 as I feel a tinge of ache whenever I move my eyes. 

Well 5:40 am will come soon enough, I should at least start the process of "bedtime". 
 I'm hoping I can fall asleep soon
 and the headache doesn't return....ugh


  1. Oh Jackie, how miserable. I do hope you are feeling much better this morning.

  2. Headache go away and stay away.

  3. I feel your pain. I've been living through migraines since I was 11 years old. They truly suck!

  4. :( sorry to hear that friend. I know the misery of migraines ..have had them since I was in middle school. Not fun. Praying you don't get the "rebound".

  5. the WORST kind of headache. I get those sometimes and there just isn't a dang thing you can do but try not to cry (because it hurts) and sleep it off. Fall asleep is so hard because your head hurts and waking up is scary because you never know if you're going to still be in pain. I just had one of these a few weeks ago. Poor Josh forced me to eat my dinner, even though i was nauseous, and then lay down for a half hour. The food was what i needed...the nap did wonders. Sorry you had to deal with that. Ouch!