I know… google it. I did… but I didn’t go past the results page. I’ve looked up random symptoms before and, well, do you have any idea how many times I have had a fatal disease? According to my ‘research‘, about a thousand. Yet here I am… alive and mostly well. (Let’s not speak of my psychological shortcomings.)
I have had a headache for days. I think it’s four now. Last night, I went to sleep early. Well… kind of early for me. I was really hoping I’d wake up headache-free this morning. But no. Headache still there… persistent little fucker.
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It’s not the worst headache I’ve ever had. I’m functioning normally-ish. The pain isn’t severe. I am a bit sensitive to light, but not unbearably so. But this morning, as I was emptying the dishwasher, I really thought I was going to be sick… and then I started randomly sweating.
Now, if I’m going to sweat, I want it to be from something good… like a run on the beach when it’s 85° or wild crazy hot sex.
And how have I attempted to remedy this situation?
Wild crazy hot sex. (I wish this one were true… but rest assured, the others are…)
I got a little more sleep. Kind of.
Self-pleasure. Shut up! That is a known thing. The big O can get rid of the big H. I read it on the internet… so it must be true.
This morning, I finally caved and took some ibuprofen. That was five hours ago… no change. I swear Advil is just a placebo.
I lulled myself back to sleep after taking the kids to school. But I only slept for about an hour.
By this time, it was late morning, and I thought maybe I needed to eat something as I had not eaten since about 6:30 last night. I suppose more than 16 hours with no food could be an issue. I tried to make myself something but I was feeling too sick to do much of anything. So I had a protein granola bar and some milk. (Milk soothes me sometimes… I think it might be a nostalgic thing.)
I made coffee. (Not that I wouldn’t have done this anyway…) Caffeine is one of the top remedies for headaches. Of course, I will probably need more than usual for the proper caffeine dosage. Maybe I should go out and get a big one from Dunkin’ with a turbo shot.
As I mentioned, it’s not severe pain. If it was, I’m sure I wouldn’t have a sense of humor about it. (Actually, that’s not true. I always have a sense of humor about everything… even inappropriately… at inappropriate times.) Instead, I’d either be using lots of ‘bad‘ (I don’t consider them ‘bad’) words or I wouldn’t be here at all… But since I am a giver, I thought I’d share my pain with you, my friends. You’re welcome.
I don’t know if this is a migraine. I’ve never been diagnosed with migraines. But I’ve never called a doctor for a headache before either.
Of course, it doesn’t even matter if this is a migraine. It’s not so bad that I’m going to call a professional (not a medical professional, anyway). And I’m not going to treat it any differently even if it has a name. But I guess I could just give it a name myself. How about Roland? Roland the Headache. (Coming soon to a theater near you! Tickets only $5000!)
So… I guess this post is more of an entertaining (for whom? me or you?) stream of consciousness thing than anything else. Because I know you love to read my thoughts. You’re welcome… again.
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