Thursday, January 26, 2006

Lie to Me!

Growing up, the word migraine was very common around our house. My mom and dad both had terrible migraines, and it was quite a daily thing to hear, "mommy has a bad head," or "daddy needs to sleep off this headache." In fact, I remember learning to give my mom a shot by practicing on an orange when I was eight years old. (I am pretty good at it too, if I do say so myself!)

Anyway, seeing as how both my parents get migraines (and this kind of thing tends to be genetic)...I have feared my entire life that I would end up with migraines as well. My brothers somehow escaped the curse, and up until this point in my life...so have I.

For the past week or so I have had a headache. It's not always pounding, but it is always there. Just creeping in the front of my head somewhere. I'm always afraid to set the damn thing off, so I keep the noise levels down, I keep the lights dim, and I do everything in my power not to upset the demon lurking just inside my skull. (NO COMMENTS, thank you very much)

I called my dad this morning to get more details about this migraine curse. I explained my symptoms. (last night I felt like I was going to vomit because it hurt so bad, this morning it's better but still there, I'm afraid of making it worse, Tylenol and Ibuprofen didn't touch it) I asked if this was similar to what he's experienced in the past. And.he.said.yes.

You know what?! Today would have been a good day to lie to me.

16 comments:

  1. ewww...hope it get's better

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  2. K that seriosly sucks! Especially with three kids at home! Cant' you get the pain medication for Migraines or doesn't that work either.

    Hope you feel better soon!

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  3. I take Topomax and it works wonders for my Migrains. Hope you feel better.

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  4. Oh, Girl! I feel your pain! Try FROVA. It is expensive but after many tried meds, that is the ONLY thing that works for me!

    I am so sorry!

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  5. I'm so sorry. I get migranes too. You'd think they'd have a miracle cure for them by now. It seems like the majority of the world has them. All the super smart scientists need to get on the ball and invent a miracle cure. I'm sure they would, but I bet they all have migranes right now.

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  6. avoid flurescent lighting, (like your kitchen), seriously, it makes it worse.

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  7. That is such a bummer! I get migraines once in a while too, but have never had any last that long. I just have my hubby take the kids and I lie flat on my back in the dark and try not to move and sleep (if possible) and it usually goes away in about four hours. Hope you're able to find something soon that works to get rid of it!

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  8. Yes, LIE, LIE anything but that, ugh! I hope you are feeling better soon.
    :)

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  9. SORRY, BUT I'M TRYING TO BREAK THE HABIT OF BEING UNTRUTHFUL. ACTUALLY MY CLINICAL IMPRESSION IS THAT YOU ARE SUFFERING FROM ACUTE CAFFEINE DEFICIENCY SYNDROME...ACDS
    OR POOPY CHILDREN SYNDROME..PCS... OR MAYBE JUST PMS...DON'T YOU JUST LOVE ALL THESE SYNDROMES..SO HAVE A PEPSI, A SNICKERS & SEND THE POOPY KIDS TO DAYCARE & TAKE A MIDOL...LOVE DAD

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  10. DAD!!! *LMFAO*

    seriously, that made my headache a bit more tolerable...and YES, it is three o'clock in the morning!

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  11. You poor thing. Try to relax this weekend. Light some candles, pull up your blankie and sleep it off!

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  12. man... better go to the doc and get diagnosed. have you been keeping hydrated? that's when i get my worst headaches.

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  13. aw, I'm sorry. We have someone here at work that gets them. He has to take a shot when he feels one coming on. Migraines are the pits.

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  14. Oh, yea! I like your new background! It adds new flavah!

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  15. Aww, Little Miss!!! I hope the pain ends soon, it is hard when you have kids. Migranes are hard when you DON'T have kids!!! Try using Excedrine, it might not make it go away but the mixture of pain meds and caffein helps. My sister-in-law has them to the worst extent possible. She has to take medication daily to help her cope with them. I hope it breaks soon!

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  16. I'm unlucky in that I get migraines but very lucky in that I average only about one a year. Hope you get "lucky" too or even luckier yet and this is just a fluke!

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Oh come on-- the least you can do is say HELLO!! You didn't come all this way to turn around and walk away, did you? DID YOU??