Friday, April 20, 2007

Sometimes, my head hurts...

So I had to go to the Emergency Room the other day...

I started getting bad headaches on Wednesday the 4th. I've had migraines before, but they've never been this bad. Nothing I took helped. I still had some prescription pain meds left from my car accident, and those at least took the edge off the pain. The headaches kept getting worse and worse, and I was getting them about every day. They were always accompanied by nausea, too. I asked Mary to please cut my head off, but she wouldn't do it.

The thing that had me worried was that something weird happened every time I was about to get a headache. First, wherever I was looking directly would be blurry. I couldn't focus my eyes on anything. Then, in my periferal vision, it almost seemed like a strobe light. That's about the best way I can describe it. It was really strange.

On Wednesday, I got the worse headache so far. The strobe sensation in my periferal vision was so intense that it hurt to keep my eyes open. I was extremely dizzy and nauseous, and I felt like I might throw up. We decided that I better go to the E.R.

I desribed the strange things that had been happening with my headaches, and the doctor told me that it's called "Migraine with Ora". I was just relieve that he didn't say, "Hmm... Yeah, that's really weird. I don't know what that could be...". They gave me a shot in my stomach which helped a lot. They gave me a prescription for the same medication in injection form.

The doctor wants me to schedule a CT scan, just to be sure that there's nothing else wrong. So for the time being, I am doing MUCH better. Thank heavens for drugs!

1 comment:

RCH said...

Eeeek! I hope you feel better and don't have any random fits of unconsciousness from your migraines! :-(