The month of January:
Jan. 1-4: Non functional with mind stabbing pain over my right eye…pain of the worst kind .
Jan. 5-6: Baseline head pain but functional enough to run a few errands
Jan. 7-15: Three days of tension migraine (at debilitating levels), 2 days classic migraine, 3 days both tension and classic migraine (very debilitating): finally did a migraine cocktail which happened to finally break the migraine cycle.
Jan. 16-18: Lots of energy, very low head pain, got a lot done (at least on my blog and on FB).
Jan. 18-23: Classic migraine (the mind numbing, stabbing pain over my right eye). Finally went to the ER for a shot of Nubain and finally have some relief.
So if you do the math in the last 23 days I have had 5 days of mild head pain when I was functioning. It takes a lot out of a person having so many days of head pain in a month. Migraines sure are a bitch. This most current migraine has kept me in my cave for four days. I didn’t even see anyone for two full days. Thankfully I stocked my Crave Cave because it was the only food and water I had. I felt like I didn’t exist and I was in extreme pain. This helps show a little bit how I felt. No shower for days. No brushing teeth for days. Pain for days. Over and over and over again. I go to MHNI on Feb. 2nd and plan on really pushing them for something…even if it means being admitted to the hospital again.
Pretty sure I could use this for a mug shot…orange shirt and everything…but my hair actually looks better that it really was 😉 ha! Which reminds me I need to make an appointment to get my hair and nails done soon!!
Even though this doesn’t have much to do with this post, it is something that I have been wanted to write about. This is very different from other Migraine sufferers I know, but I am also on several medications that keep me pretty sedated: Klonopin, Trazadone, Robaxon, and Prozac. But the debilitation is just as real…I am just sleeping for most of the time. I feel so bad for other sufferers that I know that cannot sleep during their migraines.
Sleep schedule during a migraine: To bed at 12:30am, wake at 1:30 pm, nap from 2:30-4:30 pm, nap from 5:30-7:00 pm and back in bed by 12:30.
Sleep during Migraine Hangover: Usually pretty exhausted but will often be awake most of the day, just sitting on the couch watching TV.
Sleep schedule during baseline or low head pain day: To bed around 2:30-3:00, wake anywhere from 7:30 am to noon depending on the day, but I often get up and get going to get things done. I rarely nap on these days and stay up late again. Someday when I have only had 4 hours of sleep I will take an afternoon nap, but my energy level is so high that I can’t really sleep, so I just keep on going.