Sunday, 7 August 2011

What a Headache

I've had a headache since Wednesday. One of those pounding, eye watering headaches that not even the strongest of painkillers can touch and quite frankly it sucks!

And not just because I am in lots of pain and really shouldn't be on the laptop, but because it probably means something is wrong.  I don't mean "OMG I am dying wrong", I mean in a I suffer with depression, insomnia and I'm a bit stressed type wrong. 

I have suffered on and off with headaches for years a bit like my depression, coincidence? I am not sure if my depression brings on my headaches or my headaches bring on depression but when I have one the other is not far behind.

I have had scans in the past to make sure there is nothing sinister about my headaches and they didn't find anything, the consultant just told me I am just a person that suffers with headaches, what a great help that was!

So now I have this headache and it won't go away and I can't work because it hurts to be on the computer more than 15 minutes at a time. I can't sleep because I am stressed because now I have even more work to do and its piling up and I am sure the lack of sleep is making my headache worse!!! arrrrrghhhhhhhhh

I am now trapped in this sleepless, painful, stressful circle and I am not quite sure how to break out of it.

I need help, or advice or sleep, or all three!

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  1. I'm sorry to hear about your headaches. I'm sure you've tried absolutely everything but it's so horrible to be in pain I just wanted to say I hope you feel a lot better tomorrow.

    I've found when I get stuck in a headache cycle I blame the weather or hormones, either way I then don't get sucked into that feeling of dread about them and I always think that if the weather is different the next day something might shift. Bit Pollyanna I know.

    Wishing you better!

  2. cold flannel over your head, have a lie down No computer!

  3. You have my sympathy. I am a headache sufferer too, I think some people are just prone to them. I get all different types but the majority are affected by hormones or tiredness.

    I don't like taking painkillers but I normally just have to give in and dose myself up with a migraine remedy or some Ibuprofen. That and lots of sleep normally seems to help.

  4. I'm so sorry Carol.. what a nightmare you're going through :o( I hope you manage to get some sleep.. and then find some help to get you through this awful cycle.

    I don't often get headaches like the one you describe but when I do, curling up in bed in the dark til it's gone is the only remedy.

    Hoping you feel better very soon.

  5. sorry you're not feeling great - hope you feel better real soon

  6. If I get a headache that won't shift I try cocodamol. Mine is usually a sinus headache so inhaling menthol crystal sometimes helps.

    I hope you feel better soon x