Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Woe is me

This is an angsty, whiny post.  Keep this window open at your own peril!

This headache (or what may be  a migraine without an aura) has been hanging around for 10 weeks.  Tomorrow starts week 11.  And I’m sick of it!  I hate the fact that I have to take meds every day. I hate the fact that the migraine med makes me feel nauseous but isn’t enough to bang the pain on the head,  I hate that fact that I generally sleep for 9 or 10 hours a night but I’m still tired and want a nap most days.

But what pisses me off the most is that I used to have a high pain tolerance.

I managed to look after Girl Child after a caesarean on just Panadeine Forte (Paracetamol and Codeine) as the pain buster ball delivering pain relief wasn’t turned on for 2 days.   The thing was I thought I was just a wuss at the time.  It was only when they went to take the pain relief out that they realised it wasn't on at all.  Apparently I didn't complain enough to get them to check it out.

So here I am with a bloody headache that cuts through the migraine meds and the other stuff I take as well once again feeling like a loser.  I should be strong enough to beat this.  After all it’s only pain.

 

headache caricature with pills

 

Okay, whine done.  Tomorrow is another day.

8 comments:

alliecat said...

Oh, that sucks, and I know headaches and migraines. I hope you find relief soon. You deserve a whine after 10 weeks of it, that's terrible. Time to see a neurologist? For some specialised help, not for a nasty diagnosis I mean.....

Melissa said...

I can't offer you much but my sympathy (or empathy). I'm there. It sucks. I hope it gets better soon, I honestly do.

Madmother said...

But do they know yet why? I too would be angry and frustrated, the lack of answers or solutions would piss me right off.

Suzi said...

10 weeks. It's ridiculous. At least this doctor is trying to help I suppose? I Wish I could take the pain away :(

Leanne said...

This is bullshit E. Even I in the midst of my most painful migraine phase would not be allowed to go with a headache for 10 weeks. After 3 weeks I'd have been given morphine or pethadine to break the cycle (they did that back then). Ten weeks is bullshit! It's time to step up a bit. The headache that has started from nowhere and is now going nowhere has to have a cause. What neurologist are you seeing? It's time to take this bull by the horns ... I'll come with you if you like ...

E. said...

Sorry for the whine. I really was mostly just peeved with myself that I let the pain get me down. Of course once I whined the pain got worse. Serves me right, I guess.

The new Dr will be referring me on to a specialist soon, hopefully next week.

boomerang jane said...

I'm so sorry you have to put up with that. I honestly don't know how you are still functioning. You must indeed have a high threshold of pain. Hope it gets sorted.

Being Me said...

Oh hon. Ack. How awful. Ok, if you want a different approach (to support you while you medicate your way to wellness or however you are trying to manage the godawful pain) if you let me know the position of it - if it is everywhere, tell me where it mostly seems to be focused - and I could try and energetically give you some stuff to work/read through??? Just an offer. Take or leave xox You know where to find me (email me), am more than happy to give you some reading to ponder.

 

Copyright 2011 Whining at the World | Powered by Blogger | Designed by Carly Lloyd Designs