Wednesday, June 14, 2006

The Answer to all the headaches...

So I finally tried again with the going to the doctor thing to figure out why I'm having headaches so often. I figured he wouldn't be able to give me an answer. But, oh my goodness, he did!! He didn't tell me for sure, because he wants to send me to a headache specialist, but what he did say was that he thinks I have what's called Analgesic Rebound Headaches.
That link tells more about it. And it sounds just like what I have! So needless to say I was quite happy that someone finally pointed me in the right direction. And gave me hope that I could fixed!
So the doctor tells me that it means I have to get off medication and cleanse my body. So I decided that I would try and start to cut back to 1 Tylonal in the morning and 1 at night. When normally I take two whenever I have a headache so more like 3x a day. And at 1am last night it hit ... harder then a train. I don't know if I've ever had pain like that in my entire life. It made me sick, and very out of it. I couldn't sleep, but I wasn't quite awake either. It was horrible. It made me want to take the whole bottle of Tylonal just to feel better. I did end up taking just one, because I couldn't handle it. And I'm hoping the specialist will be able to give something that will make the withdrawls easier...but seriously. I don't know how I"m doing to handle this. The article says the worst of it can last a few days to a few weeks. *cries* Oh Lord help me!
Francisco is being amazing, very loving, understanding, supporting, and comforting. Though I am sure he felt helpless last night. If you think of me... plz pray. Say a praise that this will soon be solved. But say a prayer that God will give me his strength to get through it.

1 comment:

Jenni said...

Yuck!!! Poor Kristy!
that sounds truly awful but very exciting that the doctor thinks he's got it pinned down to what's actually going on. sometimes even when news like that isn't necessarily POSitive, it's encouraging for things to make some sense. I love you!