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)
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.