This past week was a real trial for me. On Thursday when my Migraine attack hit, I felt confident that Axert would take care of it. After the second dose didn't "kick in," I knew I was in for a rough time. Nasuea, light and sound sensitivity, and head and neck pain would not go stop. The only thing I could do was lie down in our darkened bedroom, hoping for sleep.
Friday morning, brought some relief. I only needed to take Advil, but as the day progressed so did my pain. This leads me to believe I may be headed for Intracranial Hypertension (PTC) land. That thought does not make me happy.
The weekend wasn't too bad as far as pain was concerned. This allowed me to catch up on things around the house that had been neglected during the past couple of days.
This morning brings on a familiar pain I'm not pleased to have. Pressure, down through my teeth and cheeks, and as always my neck pain is back.
How do people function while they are in so much pain? Sitting here on the PC writing this SharePost is just about doing me in. So, why am I doing it? I'm not completely sure, other than I want to share my experiences with you. It certainly is not a matter of "hanging in there" til the pain passes. It is about how I cope with my life during these painful periods. I can't. After ten years of chronic pain, you would think I would accept my limitations and just get on with it. Apparently, this is easier said than done. I don't like the pain, aggravation and guilt all this pain brings.
So what are my options? Taking control of my healthcare is one, and learning how to cope with chronic, invisible illness is a big one. I think this may be the kicker--people can't see the pain... but we can feel it, can't we?
Published On: August 23, 2007