It’s All Relative.

I haven’t been able to kick this headache until today, at least I hope I’ve kicked it. I had a virus last weekend with different feeling head pain, but pretty sure this three or four day long thing I just finally got rid of now was a migraine even though it felt weird, not my standard. The pain was sharper and pointier, and I was able to feel the pulsing of individual veins between skin and skull as well as see them. I also had sharp pain in and behind my ear on the same side. As I took sumatriptan tablets and injections; Percocet and Zanaflex; Benadryl and Zofran and Drammamine, the pain switched sides, was two-sided, and drifted. I was nauseous and exhausted.

However, as uncomfortable as this seems, the pain intensity didn’t go above a 6. A 6 isn’t fun by any means but it’s not excruciating, and allows me to still do some things, and doesn’t cause me to feel panicky. Looking back across my pain diary app during this pretty terrible week, all the days have been yellow, not red. So while I know I wasn’t doing great, and had to take a lot of meds and do a lot of sleeping, it wasn’t horrible. It was still improvement.

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