The word Rebound Headache” is being taken off the table at the time and the are trying aggressively to knock down the headache without using the types of drugs that could give me a rebound on top of it all. I am now in the category of Intractable headache with no known cause because it does not fit the profile of a tension headache (to severe, to long lasting), or a migraine (location and duration doesn’t seem to fit), not sinus or ice cream headache ( just the thought makes my head hurts though).
Saturday (7th) Initial Medication (The migraine cocktail): Ibuprofen 800mg, Benedryl and Zofran. But alas the headache prevails. This bugger is not going to go down without a fight.
Sunday (8th): They started me on an alternate form of Magnesium known to help headaches, just like last time and waited 24hrs. They also started taking me off the Topomax because it has turned me into a blithering idiot. I couldn’t do a simple math problem for the dr, and I had a hard time spelling my name. It was time to stop that one for
Feeling sooooo much better today. Which is good because I had to go to work…no more leave, so it was off to work I go again. But I was still taking meds for pain…mostly Flexeril, Ibuprofen and Benedryl. The headache wasn’t completely gone, so I wanted to keep on the same routine so that the migraine didn’t return. However when I got to work today I felt really weird, like I was floating on air…pretty sure it was the Flexeril.
Thank you for all the prayers for today. I was however able to work the entire day with little to no pain. Still working the desk job trying to solve the problems at work.
I even felt good enough to play a board game with Dan when I got home after we put the kids to bed. It has been a very very long 3 weeks and I am so thankful that it has all come to an end.
I called in sick, took a Tylenol 3, Flexeril (a new muscle relaxant that someone recommended I try), Ibuprofen and Benedryl and went back to bed. And then I got a call from Human Resources that I had to come work. I didn’t have any more leave left and if I didn’t come to work I could lose my job. I told her about all the medication that I had just taken, but she basically insisted that I come to work. So I got out of bed, my head in serious pain and all meds starting to fully kick in. I definitely should not be driving but I definitely can’t lose my job. Quite the conundrum! But I headed in to work. When I arrived I was told I couldn’t do any work because of the medications that I was taking. Human resources vs. boss made it so that I had to come in to work but I can’t work. Well except for desk work.
So for the next week I was given the task to figure out why the process we were using to harvest botulinum toxin from C. botulinum. We had been having difficulty producing large amounts of toxins, so I started going through past documents to determine what we might do to better the process. So I went back to the very beginning!