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Pain in the Head… again


Today is yet another migraine day. It started at 2am or thereabouts. I took the sumatriptan and managed to get back to sleep. At 6:30 it was still there, more sumatriptan but wide awake wee people means sleep is not an option.

This is the fourth migraine in the last week. I know that it’s hormonal – it’s the 3 month anniversary of Elisa joining us so my hormones are a total train wreck at the moment. But knowing the cause does not make them hurt less. It also doesn’t make it easier to deal with the accompanying fuzzy feeling, the lack of hand-eye coordination and the underlying terror that somehow my brain being out of action will lead to one or both of my children being hurt.

How could I hurt my kids? Consider these possible scenarios – How much formula did I add to the water? Walking through a doorway with a baby and missing the opening. Carrying children up stairs and missing a step. Not seeing a car on the road because of blind spots. Not being able to react fast enough to catch a toddler. Even once the pain has gone thanks to the drugs, the general brain wrapped in cotton wool effects will linger.

So today we do as little as possible. Cancelled my planned shopping trip. Cancelled hot lunch plans and cancelled playground trip plans. The goal today is simply to get through until Papa can get home from work.

5 thoughts on “Pain in the Head… again”

  1. I feel for you. I have been having migraine-like headaches for the last five days in a row and none of the drugs I took helped. I know that my headaches are nothing compared to the migraines you suffer from, and the cause certainly is not the same. But I know how it feels when you are not functioning properly. So all the best for you and I hope you will feel better soon.

  2. Dear Kersti….I get migraines, but they are nothing like yours. I sure hope your hormones get themselves balanced out, and back to normal again so these will go away. I’ve never heard of something like this happening, but I am learning more every day about many things. I sure hope it clears up for you very soon.

  3. I can sympathise with you, since I, too, suffer from Migraines. And unlike yours, mine are NOT hormonal, I am in the minority of sufferers whose headaches actually get worse as they get older – I have been told I just have to live with them for the rest of my life. You are doing just the right things to deal with your day, Stay home and keep your babies fed, clean and safe. Hope you feel better soon.

  4. I wish I could be more help than moral support. Know I’m thinking of you. I haven’t driven for years due to ocular migraines so I know of the pain, anger, sadness you feel. I just don’t know how to help you. Hugs.

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