I’m so over this headache. 800mg of Motrin just kind of dulls the stabby awfulness of it, but it doesn’t take it away.

My neurologist gave me a muscle relaxer to take with it, but when I did that the other day, I was dizzy all day long. No thanks. That and it didn’t do anything to help the pain or help me rest. It just made me more nauseated and dizzy. Woo-hoo! Spinning, sick, and with a nasty headache sounds like most mornings in my 20’s. I don’t need a med to help re-live my youth.

Sadly it’s because I can’t take anything. For whatever reason my body is in full reject mode of medications. I even got akathisia from the phenergan they gave me in the ER on Saturday night to try to help my nausea and beat back the headache. I used to be able to take phenergan with no problem. Took it every day for two years pretty much when I had chronic unexplained nausea. Now it makes me squirmy and squirrely. And itch. So much fun. I’d rather throw up.

I don’t know why I can’t tolerate anything. I get allergic reactions, severe side effects, you name it, and that’s me. If there is a 1% chance, I am that person. I don’t understand why either. I know I’m missing the genes to metabolize many meds, but not like some people. So I don’t know. It’s kind of a mystery.

Meanwhile, this headache is not my friend. I think it wants to be BFFs or something since it’s been around since essentially last Thursday, but I’m ready to break up and find a new peer group.


Sorry I’m a little punch drunk from pain and frustration. Bear with me.

Image cited somewhere else on my blog.


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