Pain that woke me from sleep

For the first time in many months, I had such a bad migraine headache last night that I woke from sleep as soon as the Lortab wore off (around 5 AM). I called off work last night and lay on the couch, listening to radio show podcasts and watching stupid TV (after having dimmed the screen as dark as it would go and putting on sunglasses!). When my boyfriend came over after work, he encountered a girl lying on a couch in PJs with a washcloth over her face, a heating pad on her back, a TMJ dysfunction FaceCaddy around her neck (it had fallen), and a guided imagery CD playing on the computer. The heating elements had been turned off for awhile, and he commented that I was burning hot. He found the thermometer, took my temperature, and discovered I was hovering at 97.5 despite my hot, hot skin and face.

As I mentioned before, this has been a record week for BAD headaches. I’m used to going through times where there are a few minor ones and one major one in a week, but five big ones in six days is making me feel like I did brief periods years ago. AAAHH! I’d scream if it didn’t hurt so much.

Because I’ve gone the forbidden route and taken three triptans already this week, I was too nervous to take another last night. Had one Lortab (7.5) mg and a snack before bed to absorb it; at 5 I woke up and took two more. Now it’s 9:33 and the achiness seems to be returning despite the continued tingling effect of Lortab.

Lots of this has to do with stress, mainly stress from a neighborhood situation. I’m voluntarily on the board and have recently been pummeled by a series of emails and requests that give me WAY more responsibility than my body can take; the thinly-veiled personal insults aren’t exactly helping either.

Let it go…let it go…let it go.

My neck hurts. My head hurts. I want to give up.

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