Thursday, December 11, 2008

I see the light!


I saw the LIGHT, not the light you may be thinking, this is NOT a good light! Yesterday morning I woke up late. I was trying to get ready in the bathroom, when the LIGHT came. It is BLINDING and blocks a lot of my vision. Everywhere I look that is ALL I can see. Then I know what is next…{gasp} A MIGRAIN HEADACHE. Followed by hours upon hours of throwing UP and throwing DOWN. The WORST nausea possible, sweats, and SENSITIVITY to all light, sounds and smells. When I get them they hit HARD. I am not able to sit still, I move around and change positions, a LOT! I have to find a DARK room near a toilet, I sometimes take a shower or lay in a COOL bath, I always try to sleep it off. Yesterday, I went up to my Moms, and LUCKILY April was there and took care of my kids while I was SUFFERING through this fun one! The headaches and nausea LAST me sometimes for DAYS. In fact, I still have a LINGERING headache with a BIT of nausea, a severe SESITIVITY to light (so if you see me at the store with my glasses on inside, now you know why! I waited TOO long to take my medication, so it got REALLY bad. I am even having a HARD time looking at the computer screen now, and last night while posting I had to look at the keyboard, instead of the screen. Do you see the LIGHT? Do you get HEADACHES (migrain or cluster)? How do you DEAL with them?

9 comments:

Harris Family said...

Poor Amy... I don't get them but I sure do get headaches and they are bad enough so I can only imagine!

Ty and Ber said...

I don't get them, thank goodness. My mom had a severe migraine just about EVERY day when I was growing up. It seriously was a mess. She was always medicated and locked in her room. Her's got so bad she had mini strokes with them. She started working for a chiropractor about 2 years ago and they have been able to help her. She only gets them once in a blue moon.

April said...

Yup me too. so not fun, you should call Dr Seale and ask for the HA meds I take. They are great because you only take them when you need too. I took them while pregnant so I know they are ok for you. Call Darla. Glad I was there, sorry it wasn't more quiet.

deek said...

I don't get migraines but I get gnarly tension headaches. So I feel your pain. I have a regimen: drink lots of water, lay down in the darkest room around, and try to sleep it off. Sometimes it works, sometimes not. When it doesn't work I'll listen to a book on tape to take my mind off it. Good luck!

Sammy said...

i'm sorry, that sucks, i've only ever had one and it was aweful! erik gets them the day after his infusions, i feel so bad they make him puke they are so bad, i agree with april, talk to dr seale, he's the man

Katie said...

Oh I am so sorry... I have heard that a migraines are the absolute most painful thing. I hope your feeling better!

Also did you guys make the crimson nail on your last post? That poem made me teary and I think that would be an awesome neighbor gift.

The Bruces said...

Oh my gosh I totally know how you feel... I get them about once or twice a month really bad where I to will throw uop and cant lay down flat or I get super dizzy.... It is awful and the only releif is a cold wash cloth sometimes but that doesnt always help I usually just have to let them pass and I also usually have to have Nate or someone help me with the kids becasue I cant function!!! Good luck and hopefully you dont get another one for a while

Elisa and Tyler said...

I have to give myself shots in the butt, sometimes my friends are lucky enough to get to do them for me... hasn't had to come to that for a while. Not fun though huh? It gets to the point where nothing makes sense.

Tyler

Anonymous said...

400 mg B6 & Magnesium everyday!!!!