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Major Update-Health [Dec. 20th, 2007|11:06 am]
Lanette
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Well, I just got out of the doctor's appointment. I do not have one thing wrong with my sinuses. I have a low grade migraine that has been going on for almost this entire month and most of last month!!!

It makes me sort of sad that I'm so used to being in pain that I just try to ignore it and self-treat with more caffiene intake and sudafed. The major tip off was the worse my head hurts the more nauseated I am. Craig has been telling me that there is something wrong with me, and I thought he was being over critical. You know? Thank God someone cares about me more than I do and actually knows when something is medically going wrong even when I don't. My brain is literally swelling up and I don't bother to get seen? I never would have even asked about this if it weren't for Craig making a stink.

Now that I know, there are a million little signs. The fact that I was drinking more and more soda to just feel ok. Being able to eat less and less food and feeling nauseated. Being super annoyed at the lights of oncoming cars and seeing halos around them. Midnight's howling seemed louder and more annoying. Even the relatively quiet sound of Craig's DS I complained about. My mood has been bad, and I've felt exhausted and overwhelmed.

This explains so much. The doctor gave me 2 kinds of medication I get to take once I get home. He said that if this is an issue long term he can safely give me some preventative medication, but we are both helpful if we can just break through this headache once it will stay gone.

He also said that with my medical history, if my head hurts bad enough that I'm noticing it for weeks on end and I'm nauseated I should know that I need to be seen.

Why do I still put off taking care of myself for so long? I've been needlessly dealing with this extra pain burden for no reason.
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[User Picture]From: the_new_perfect
2007-12-20 07:14 pm (UTC)
It's never too late in the year to learn a lesson, right? Congrats on an accurate diagnosis, and I hope the medicine kicks your head pain's ass.
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[User Picture]From: nadalia
2007-12-20 07:18 pm (UTC)
Seconded!
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[User Picture]From: dove
2007-12-20 07:53 pm (UTC)
Thirded! :)
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2007-12-20 07:56 pm (UTC)
:) Thanks you guys. I'm hoping that the next time I am doing so badly that I take time to write in my journal "I need help, I can't eat, I feel terrible" and it lasts for weeks maybe I'll get a clue and go to the doctor.

It is going to rock to feel better over the holidays!
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[User Picture]From: thought1
2007-12-20 10:18 pm (UTC)
Fourthed! (:

Really, if it's much over a week of any bad symptoms, it's a good idea to go in, just in case. If it's over a week, it's likely not something that will go away on its own, and it's better to catch it before it becomes more serious.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2007-12-20 10:34 pm (UTC)
Very true. I guess I'm just used to dealing with it when I feel crappy, but honestly, except for the leg pain, I don't need to do that.
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[User Picture]From: gonzy317
2007-12-20 09:12 pm (UTC)
*smacks you upside the head* Wait... that won't help right now. :)

From what I can tell about you (over a stinking computer, that is!) you seem very focused on everyone OTHER than yourself. I think you need to try (and I know how hard this is, because I'm the same way) to focus on yourself for a little bit. Hopefully you can knock this thing OUT. I used to get raging migraines all the time, found it was a combination of raging hormones and high blood pressure. they gave me fiorinol and something else, but imitrex did NOTHING for me. *sigh* Take care of yourself!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2007-12-20 10:35 pm (UTC)
I'm on a combo set of Flovax and Bubalbitol to break through it. I can't take any anti-inflamatories (due to surgery), so they have to use different stuff to treat it.
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[User Picture]From: kanderson321
2007-12-20 09:27 pm (UTC)

Glad you have a diagnosis!

Funny, I'm just about to email my doctor and tell him to make me an appointment with a specialist for my eye. The infection seems to be done, but the blurriness remains.

Hopefully, the medication gets your migraine under control.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2007-12-20 10:36 pm (UTC)

Re: Glad you have a diagnosis!

Thanks! Good luck with getting your eye checked out.
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[User Picture]From: ebullientjenn
2007-12-21 02:30 am (UTC)
Well good for getting that taken care of! You really haven't seemed yourself as of late, sometimes though it's the people who live with us who notice the most. Tim is always the first to pick up on it when something is up with me, ususally, even before I do.

I tend to ignore him, but usually he's right. Hmpf. Hate that he's right, but I know it's in my best interest. I hope this works and improves things for you.
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