pain headache

I am still suffering from these headaches that I have been getting nearly everyday since January 1st.  I have been to my GP doctor, my OBGYN, a chiropractor, and most recently a neurologist. Tomorrow, I hope to get some answers.  I will get my second MRI in two months.  The first was of my brain.  This one is of my cervical spine.  I have been prescribed so many different medications, I am beginning to feel like a lab rat!!  I am not against taking medicines at all!  I just wish we could find one that would work.

I find that the hardest part of having them, is that I don’t like to let on to others when I am feeling weak, or sick.  Why burden them with my aches and pains?!?!    This has gotten to an unbearable level though.  Not necessarily the pain of them, but the frequency and duration.  I have not taken anytime off of work and I am trying to manage them as best as I can.  I am so grateful to everyone who has given me ideas and suggestions of what I could/should try, (and I don’t write that sarcastically).  Truly, I am.  I know that they are just trying to help.   I have been told to try acupuncture, (but needles in my head freak me out a bit), medical marijuana, (funny for a girl who has never even smoked a cigarette), a gluten free diet, and all sorts of natural and holistic remedies.

If they began after my mom and Francine dying, I’d totally blame it on stress, but these started three months before that.  I could probably say that I have had about ten days that were headache free since this all began.  They all differ in severity and in location, though most recently they have been focused around the back of my head near my spine, hence the reason for this new MRI.

So tomorrow, I will get up early and head over to get this done.  The sooner I do it, the sooner I hope to get some answers.  Tonight’s headache was a rough one.  Hoping to get some relief from one of my new meds, and then sleep this one off.  I don’t write this to ask for sympathy or pity.  I just know that I have not been quite myself lately and there is a reason for it.  The tiredness, the aches and pains, if I can get rid of all of those, I will feel like I can begin to be like my old self again.

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4 thoughts on “Headache

  1. busymindthinking May 17, 2013 at 11:34 pm Reply

    I’ll be praying for you, not understanding what is wrong with your body is one of the worst parts of being ill, that I understand all to perfectly. Blessings friend.

  2. clairesinclair May 18, 2013 at 7:09 am Reply

    Thanks so much for your support. I am sure the MRI will be fine – just wishing for a solution!!

  3. Susan May 18, 2013 at 3:32 pm Reply

    Claire you don’t have to ask for sympathy those of us that have also suffered with these horrible headaches have empathy. After going through decades with these 14 hour pain fests I found out mine we’re caused by two things. Aspartame and MSG I do get a bad one once in a while but nt the twice a week ordeals I went through. Hope they can find something to help. Oh. Have you tried black coffee or ice packs

    • clairesinclair May 18, 2013 at 3:52 pm Reply

      Using a heating pad now. Migraines I prefer the ice packs though. It’s one is in the back of my head so the heat is working.

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