Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Bad Headache Day No. 2 2011
This is typical for me. The pelvic and leg pain has been horrid. I had been avoiding straight narcotic pain killers because of the complications from using them - notably the nausea and worsening of The Headache. My blood pressure was going way too high because of the pain. I thought "Stupid you, use the medication you were given" and started using narcotic pain killers regularly, but in teeny tiny doses. I hoped to avoid the unpleasant consequences by taking much smaller amounts. I thought I had succeeded until today.
The Headache has come roaring back today. I have switched up my stimulator programs a few times and will try one more time before bed. I am getting ready to pack The Headache in ice for awhile and see what happens. It is almost a month to the day since my last bad headache day.
Off to iceland to fill up my ice pack. If that doesn't work I will try heat. Hoping to avoid an emergency room. Have tried to spell gauge about 15 different ways, a sure way to know the noggin is not in good shape!