Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Bad Headache No. 6 2010
Pain everywhere this evening. I almost cannot sort it out. The Headache has decided to crank up the amps tonight. Debating - should I go to the ER? Still hoping that I can stop this runaway train before it goes off the tracks.
My facial pain is going full blast, The Headache has taken over control of my brain, and I can't think. I'm doing the stomp of pain with my right foot trying to ride the wave until it quits. I have changed stimulator settings three times this evening, and think that I have delayed the worst of the pain, just not sure it is stopping The Headache well enough to avoid having to be knocked out.
The Belly is cramping painfully and I am wondering if I am having another allergic reaction like I did in late October. I ate some stir fry this evening. I thought the protein was chicken. Thinking now it must have been pork. I just ate two little tiny pieces but of course the entire stir fry had touched the protein. I didn't think to ask my brother, who cooked it up, what the protein was. Cautious in a restaurant, careless at home.
The stomach spasms are nauseating in addition to painful. I have upchucked my half cup of rice, vegetables and probably pork. I can tell I am now past the point where I can hold down liquids, pills or food. It would be a waste to take my rescue medication because it would come right back up. I have taken 100 mg of benedryl today, 50 mg of atarax, and 100 mg of phenergan, yet the pain persists and I can't keep anything down.
The Legs and the pelvic pain are not any better. At least I know the pain medication I was taking is not causing the nausea nor the stomach pain.
When I have pancreatitis attacks sometimes I smell a certain smell. It's sorta metallic sorta sickening, and I'm smelling it tonight. I smelled it all during my first pancreatitis attack, and I thought at first it was the hospital - now I know its just me and my electrolytes. Maybe the belly pain is just because I tried to eat something, not an allergic reaction? Not sure since I have so many antihistimines in my body right now, just took 50 mg of benedryl and 25 mg of phenergan about 2 hours ago so I can't tell if I'm trying to go anaphylactic. The belly pain did start approximate 4 hours after eating which is very similar to the problem I had in October.
Going to put my heating pad back on, and then try ice packs. Everyone here at home is asleep. If I have to go to the ER I will have to wake someone up. I hate to have to do that. This won't be the first time or the last time I sit up nursing The Headache. I certainly hope it appreciates me taking care of it!!!
Very disappointed today as I decided I would not be able to attend my niece's wedding in Kansas. I did make sure her gift should be delivered hopefully by Friday since my Mom and I could not make it. Thank heaven for overnight shipping!