Headache from Hell!

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nurse2
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   Posted 3/5/2009 9:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Good grief......for the last two days I have had this searing pain in the back of my neck, across my shoulders and up the back of my skull! This is the worst headache I've had for a while. I know that it is probably caused by looking downwards at my new grandson. Any movement of my head side-to-side or up and down always does this. What in the world are we supposed to do? Just stop living? I wear my neck brace most of the time but I couldn't wear it and hold the little guy. Today I'm just sick of it all! All the constant pain, ever increasing restrictions and loss of independance! I'm usually a very positive person but the last two days have really been rough. I can't take the Morphine in the morning as prescribed because I have too many family responsibilities then and it makes me sleepy. By the time I can take it, it is about 2 p.m. and the pain is out of control then. So, I'm just taking the Morphine at night but then again, things are really bad by then. I hope this thorastic epidural on Tues. helps. I'm really down today...............
Nurse 2
Degenerative disc disease,osteoarthritis, status post 4 cervical spinal surgeries with plate insertions and fusion, Lupus, Sjogren's Disease, Fibromyalgia, chronic heacaches and chronic pain.


Tirzah
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   Posted 3/5/2009 10:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Nurse2,
Hope the epidural works for you. Maybe you can talk with your PM to see whether there is something lighter you can take when you are with your family. At least having something to take during the day would maybe help keep the pain from getting away from you. Otherwise maybe you can try caffeine or Provigil on those days to keep you alert.

I'm glad you got to spend some time with your grandson, but understand how frustrating it is to have even the simplest things cause us so much pain.

feel better soon,
frances

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   Posted 3/5/2009 10:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Nurse2,
That feeling of being at the end of our rope seems to be going around recently. I'm feeling it tonight myself. Too much burning. And as you said, just tired of it all.

No, that doesn't mean we're going to drive a stake into our own hearts, and if I thought screaming from my rooftop would help I'd definitely try it. I guess we just vent here. scream, cry, for a day, or two, or three, and then get up and go on with it.

Hugs to you,

PaLady

edt
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   Posted 3/6/2009 5:37 AM (GMT -7)   

I can so relate, for the last 3 mos. I've had a constant headache!  Intensity varies, went yesterday for a new treatment, it did help for a few hours.....but its back!

Sometimes,wearing the neck brace makes things worse for me, causes more spasm!

Hope you get some relief soon...me too!!

Patti


straydog
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   Posted 3/6/2009 8:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Nurse you truly described how my migraines start, up the back of the neck. Ugh. When I had this virus last week I woke up that morning with a headache from hell, I truly thought my head would explode and I became scared. Not only did my head hurt, but my hair even hurt. I hate those kinds of h/a. Today I woke with a headache but I am sure its all the pollen, everything is blooming out here. Cars are covered in yellow pollen.

So, is this a new grandson? All I can say is my 3yr old grandsn is why I keep going. I love that child more than life itself. He makes me feel good. My neighbor tells Cole he is keeping his Granny young. He & I are quite the playmates when I have him. Will pick him up from school again to day. Yippee. Husg, Susie


mom9mom
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   Posted 3/6/2009 9:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Nurse2 Have you talked to your Dr. about the morphine making it hard for you to do anything in the morning.Is there any other drug that you could try that would not make you so sleepy.If you do not take your pain medication on time the pain gets out of control then it is a lot harder to manage.I am guessing from your name that you are a nurse and that you know this about pain.Anyway I am so sorry that you are in so much pain and hope that you can find some relief.
Lost half of my small intestineJan.2008.Ilieostomy for 5 months then reverst in June 2008,Nerve damage to right leg,part of my right hip bone removed Jan. 2008,Cronic pain,hernia,infection in my back called discites,and depression.Gallbladder removed Nov,2008.Surgery to fuse L3 and L4 vertabra Dec. 31,2008.Mother to 9 kids 7 boys 2 girls and 1 stepson.4 grandsons,9 grandaughters.4 of my grandkids I inherited from my twin sister who passed away 6 1/2 years ago from a blood clot after surgery.God has given me my life back after I almost lost it.Even though its a painful and sometimes hard road to walk I take it one step at a time and give thanks to god for every step I take.


nurse2
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   Posted 3/6/2009 4:43 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks for your words of encouragement. They are much appreciated. This is our third grandchild. This little guy is only 6wks. old and since they live out of town this is the second time I've had to wonderful pleasure to spend time with him. Our other grandson just turned 1yr. a couple of weeks agoand he is such a joy....always smiling. We have a granddaughter that is 2 1/2 yrs old and a constant form of entertainment. Today she stuck a rock up her nose at day care! She is 2 1/2 going on 30 as rule but today she was just being a toddler. These kids keep me going, that is for sure. My Mother has Parkinson's Disease and is failing fast. Right now she is going to physical therapy 3 times a week which means I go to help her get dressed and undressed for the sessions. We watch our 1yr. old grandson once a week and then watch out granddaughter 3 days a week while she mom goes back to college. This is why i won't take the Morphine in the morning.I guess I just needed to vent todayl I'm thankful to have this site to "be myself"just once in a while.  My PCP  was so sweet to offer meds in the first place that I will give this a try as is for now. Thanks again for letting me vent a little. The headaches do make you want to cut your head off but you learn to tolerate them as a way of life.

Nurse2


Degenerative disc disease,osteoarthritis, status post 4 cervical spinal surgeries with plate insertions and fusion, Lupus, Sjogren's Disease, Fibromyalgia, chronic heacaches and chronic pain.


straydog
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   Posted 3/6/2009 7:34 PM (GMT -7)   
You are one busy lady for sure taking care of those grand babies then helping your Mom out on top of it. Is there a chance you may be overdoing and have a little too much on your plate? My grandbaby will be 4 next month oh where did all the time go. He too is my reason for keeping on going. His Mom decided last fall to work parttime and her hours vary. He goes to pre-k 3 days a week so I may have him a couple of afternoons a week. Then we will go get him in between times as well. I get so wrapped up in him when he is here that I focus on him and him only. I do not take any pain meds when I have him here either. Mine do not make me sleepy but I just don't think its a good idea for me to be on them if I have him.

I sure hope you start feeling better. Susie


nurse2
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   Posted 3/6/2009 11:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear stradog,
Yes, I know that I probably do have too much on my plate but who do I "farm out"? My Dad takes care of my Mom and I try to help out as much as he will let me because his is ill himself. Mom has a little dementia somedays and is hard to deal with. You can't leave her alone for a second because she had a stroke 8 yrs.. ago and lost all ability of fear. She thinks that she can do just anything she wants and can barely walk most days. She falls a lot but lately if she falls I get help to pick her up instead of doing it myself. I could pick her up but with all of the spinal surgeries I've had it is not a good idea. I had to retire this summer because I'm basically supposed to be doing "nothing" but how do you do that? My husband is so wonderful...he has taken over so much these last few years and watches over me to the point of smothering me but I know that his heart is in the right place. All of my family are very protective. I would really just like to get a little independance back as far as being able to drive without wanting to vomit from the pain. I used to get in the car and drive 14 hrs. to Florida to take care of my parents when they lived there and were sick. Now.....I can barely drive 10 miles to Walmart without the worry if I can make it home or not. I am totally exhausted but all of my recent labs came back great. Must just be a little taste of life, that's all. I will be O.K., I always am. Thank you so much for listening. Have a great weekend.
Nurse2
Degenerative disc disease,osteoarthritis, status post 4 cervical spinal surgeries with plate insertions and fusion, Lupus, Sjogren's Disease, Fibromyalgia, chronic heacaches and chronic pain.

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