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Boot to the head

Middle of the day yesterday, I got a headache. I did what I normally do in terms of analgesia, and took Julian over to a friend's house for his regular Saturday playdate. The headache waxed and waned, but never went away.

Once we got home, it went up to eleven. I then took a couple tylenol with codeine (APAP/Codeine #3, if you must know) and soldiered on with laundry, dishes, etc. It continued to get worse, with the side effects from the T3 making me feel worse than if I hadn't taken anything additional. Thankfully, Karen rescued me from Julian, as I had run out of mental reserves. I stayed up to make sure that laundry completed appropriately (hooray for explosive poop!) and then crashed. I woke up at 1am and was still in pain, but wasn't experiencing the other side effects that made me feel like the "after" part of the your brain on drugs commercial. So, I took another T3, and went back to bed.

I woke up shortly before 6am. My head no longer hurt at an astounding level. I don't think I'd like to fly in a pressurized airplane any time soon, nor am I interested in other high-pressure possibilities. I may be able to make it through the day, though, which will make me happy.


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Nov. 30th, 2008 05:04 pm (UTC)
Headaches no fun. I'm surprised you didn't steal a triptan from the other half.

Yesterday was a two Maxalt day for me. One at 3am, got rid of the a-comin' headache. It finally came back in the evening, and a second Maxalt at 7pm. I also had one Thursday morning. Fun weekend.
Dec. 1st, 2008 01:50 am (UTC)
I had a triptan sample from my doctor, and I took it, but I failed to take it early enough. The other half can't take tryptans - they cause her excruciating cardiac pain, so she doesn't keep them around.

Today has been...unbetter. I'll post again soon.
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