Desperate measures

As some of you know, I’ve been suffering from a splitting headache since Wednesday. It seems to be getting worse instead of better. I am not incapacitated by any means, but the pain is relentless. Today I’ve been periodically screaming just to let some of my misery out.

I have tried:
1. Midrin (prescription headache meds the doctor gave me)
2. Excedrin
3. Excedrin migraine
4. Excedrin tension headache
5. An ice pack

None of those things worked for very long, if at all. I am having a very hard time in my classes, and reading, and being online. Only conversation distracts me from the pain for awhile. And lately, I’ve had little to talk about.

A friend has just given me one of her prescription migraine medications. Another friend has mixed me some vodka with juice. If worse goes to worse, I will got my parents’ lake house and steal some of my dead grandmother’s pain meds — and if they don’t kill the headache than nothing will — but I’d really rather not do that, because in addition to the fact that’s illegal, opiate hangovers are truly a force to be reckoned with. If this situation continues I will have to go to the doctor AGAIN and get ANOTHER shot. (I was just there a few weeks ago.)

As far as proactive measures, the doctor said last time that my headache was from stress, so I made an appointment with yet another counselor to see about reducing my stress. But obviously that sort of thing takes time, a luxury I don’t have. I have a paper due on Tuesday and a midterm on Thursday, worse luck.

I utterly loathe my life.