Back from the doctor’s (again)

Last night I was screaming in agony again until about 10:30 p.m. when the pain suddenly went away just like that, leaving me blinking in confusion and gratitude. But I was not fooled: this had happened before and the pain had always returned, and I knew it would this time. I took advantage of my sudden remission to pack my stuff and leave Michael’s and go home. Within an hour and a half my head had started to hurt again. By the time of my doctor appointment at 11:00 a.m. I was in quite a bit of pain, though it hadn’t reached screaming level again quite yet.

He gave me a shot of Toradol again and a script for Tramadol. (Let’s hope that when the Toradol wears off the Tramadol will actually work for me.) He thinks I’m having cluster headaches — something I seriously didn’t want to hear. Cluster headaches are better than, say, a brain tumor, but they are difficult to treat and probably mean I will have to consult a neurologist and take some kind of daily drug. Doctor wants me to get a CT scan too.

2 thoughts on “Back from the doctor’s (again)

  1. Princess Shantae October 19, 2010 / 4:46 pm

    Be real careful with Tramadol, don’t take too many at once or too close together. I did that once for female trouble and I spent the whole rest of the day throwing up even after there wasn’t anything to throw.

  2. Londa October 19, 2010 / 7:04 pm

    I hope it works for you I have been having the same type of pain for a few years now and have been worried about it being a tumor. I did do the catscan and they said it looked good and I have just been trying to be stress free as possible which is hard 2 do since I’m a mom of 4 kids and my baby is 10 months . I hate taking meds! Last time they gave me vicoproffin and I must say it has helped me so much as soon as the pain starts I take it and I feel so much better. I’m praying they stop coming for the both of us!

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