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15 October 2009 @ 09:38 am
Ugh.  
Woke to a migraine this morning at 4:00am. Took copious amounts of ibuprofen, applied heat pad, and went back to bed. Slept until 7:30, moved slowly around the house getting ready for work, and here I am.

Brought heating pad to work. Taking more ibuprofen and drinking coffee. Still feel like crap. Head. Hurts.

Whenever these happen now, I always think of Rose in Parting of the Ways (DW), tears streaming down her face, and saying "My head. It hurts." Because that's what they feel like. I want to cry, but I know from experience that will only make it worse. (Same with throwing up, fyi.)

Is it stress? Is it just that I need a massage? I haven't had one in months, and I'm supposed to have them every month to prevent this sort of thing. (This would be easier done if insurance covered them.) Whatever the reason, I am not happy about it. I don't want to be at work with it, either. If it doesn't go away, I may go home.
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babydolleyezbabydolleyez on October 15th, 2009 07:52 pm (UTC)
I used to get them when I was going through puberty- they ARE awful aren't they? Ibuprofen + caffeine is the best at home combo there is- if those routinely don't work, go to the doctor, they have good prescription migraine-specific medicine now.

Huh, I've always found that throwing up helped mine. I was most mad that there was nothing to be done about the nausea, the sensitivity, and the weird swirling lights that always came first.
a 1930s screwball comedy with robots: Fiona Bluechaneen on October 16th, 2009 02:32 am (UTC)
Have you tried going to a neurologist? I used to get migraines constantly (nausea, light sensitivity, the whole bit), until my neurologist put me on a medication to prevent them. Now, I usually get about one a month, if that. I also have a prescription to take if I do get them, which helps them go away faster.

And that stuff, unlike massages, which I definitely have to look into for my back, is covered under insurance.