Since I am on day a billion (okay, maybe day 14) of The Headache That Never Goes Away, I’ve started an experiment to see if I can figure out how to make it go away. I haven’t managed it yet, but I have managed to make it worse a few times.
Things that made my headache worse:
- Exercise. Light. Exuberant. I didn’t seem to matter. If I was moving around, it was worse. So I’ve given it up for now, barring the daily stretching.
- Bending over at all for any reason, actually. Which I do A LOT and can’t give up.
- Lack of caffeine – gave me another kind of headache on top of what I already had
- Too much caffeine -also made me nauseated
- Loud things, including but not limited to: my kids, the tv, the radio, the ticking of the turn signal in the van, the tippy-tap of the computer keys.
- The Evil DayStar
- Looking back and forth from the TV to my book and back again.
- The same with the computer and my kids across the room.
- I’m still sleeping ridiculously well. I go to bed at night, crawl in, and next thing I know it is morning. It’s amazing. I don’t think I’ve slept this well since before I had children, maybe not even then, actually. Maybe not even since childhood.
- I have been very blessed lately by friends watching my kids some for me while I finish projects that will make my house easier to keep clean & tidy. That has been so very wonderful.
- Despite all those good things, as each day goes by I’m having more and more weird little episodes. They seem to be less big (see, even typing I can’t think of the right word) but occurring more often. They’ve started happening in front of other people, other adults. Oddly, this has been a good thing in a couple different ways: 1) people are being more helpful, and 2) people are telling me things I am doing/saying/etc that are weird that I would not have picked up on myself. I’m keeping a list for the neurologist.