Monday, July 26, 2010

Headache Heck

So for as long as I can remember I have had headaches. The older I get the worse they get and they seem to quickly go from regular aggravating headaches to migraines. The kind that put you in bed. When I have a headache the best thing for me is to lay down with a washcloth over my head but most of the time that just keeps me from throwing up and doesn't actually rid me of the headache. I have been known to take 8 Tylenol and 8 Advil in ONE day! They are just that bad. Tylenol doesn't really help much anymore and the Advil has started to hurt my stomach to the point of not being able to leave the restroom. I can't take much stronger stuff b/c they do the same thing to my stomach. I have started noticing that I am having more headache days than not so I have decided that I have to start weeding things out that may possibly be the cause. I'm sure stress plays a part but since I can't cut out my husband, kids, house or school I'm pretty much left to cut out something from my diet. Since I have had headaches as long as I can remember and I have been addicted to Cokes (or the caffeine) for as long as I can remember, that will be my first project. The sad thing is that drinking cokes could possibly be causing my headaches but then not having caffeine also gives me a headache. I'm not making any promises but I am going to slowly try to drink less and less drinks with caffeine in them which is SO HARD for me b/c my food literally taste different if I don't have a carbonated drink. I'm sure I could drink sprite or caffeine free coke but the ultimate goal is no carbonated drinks. All I can say is PRAY REALLY HARD FOR MY HUSBAND AND KIDS b/c this is not going to be pretty!

1 comment:

  1. I too suffer from migraines Tabatha! They aren't pretty, and most of the time it is in the bed with no lights on ,and no sounds and sleep that works for me...on top of EXCEDRIN MIGRAINE PILLS. Mine started after a car accident when I was 16.I had some head trauma with swelling on the brain that caused some memory lose as well. I feel your triggers are stress, too many cokes, and too much chocolate.My 7 yr old son suffers from them too.That is when I feel the most helpless.Praying for you and the family. :)