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What a fricken day

I did get some good news today; my test results came out spiffy and so my stomach pain is essentially aggravated digestive issues triggered by the anti-inflammatory and because of the FMS my system does not rebound like someone else's would. So since the ulcer med is helping, I will stay on it. Other than that, the pain should simmer down as long as I watch my diet. So that is good. No bleeding holes in my belly. I will get a ultrasound to make sure everything is still where it ought to be, but he said it does not sound like anything else given the type of pain and general location. I am good with that.... pain, temporary, good. And he said my thyroid count is back on track, so the new dosage should be perfect.

What ruined my day from the get-go was a meeting with the boss lady. I understand I have missed too many days. No one gets that more than me, but let me tell you they were not fricken holidays for me. So point to her. I can't argue against the facts, but I ha…

Barium test... yuck

I had the barium stomach test this morning, the day of my birthday, what timing. The appointment was quick, I will say that. Now, the last time I had this test, for entirely different reasons, simply to rule out ulcers as a cause for chest pains... it was nasty.... It was a big ol glass of a thick chaulk substance, which I needed to drink twice cause it did not coat my stomach all that well and made me feel ill to my stomach, which I had not prior to going in. This time, they upgraded a bit, the barium smoothy is thinner, less of it, and has a sort of fruity flavor... still repulsive, but better. Still made me feel ill, but then my stomach is screwed anyway, so no difference there. Besides I could not take the ulcer med in the morning... lest they would see the little undisolved pill and think I had an alien implant. But when your stomach is not doing so great, filling it full of a liquid that is as close to a solid as you can get, just aint a good idea. Makes for an uncomforta…

So sick

Well I am sicker than a dog still. Way, way worse in the morning and obviously have not had time for that ulcer med to kick in yet. It is going to be a rotton day tommorow, as that pain is intense... a sort of elecrical chest pain, sore stomach and a painful knot on my left side. But I have to go to work, because I did not today... I thought about sleeping off the more intense morning pain, going for my blood work and then going to work, but once I was able to sleep I slept till 1:00 and then still felt horrid and unable to even go to the lab until I could get a lift. So, I really owe my boss... as in, by monday when this ulcer med kicks in and my thyroid settles down, I will have to maintain perfect attendence... even if I have a killer migraine, I will go to the ER and then go to work. I can't stand this guilt of not being able to work, disappointed my stressed out boss and irking everyone else. I tried to pretend I was not in as much pain as I was on Wednesday, but it was…

Doctors appointments... never simple

I went to the doc today... because Im feeling like crap and I have been procrastinating on seeing him anyway. Chronic migraines means chronic doc visits, which gets on everyones nerves. Anyway, I have been feeling rough, under the weather, in a non specific way. Extreme hot flashes, leg pain, chest pains, dry skin... so like what is up with that? Well, nothing to do with migraines, which have been behaving themselves respetably since I got rid of that status migraine. He suspects my illish feeling is because I am on too my thyroid med, as in my last lest results had my number being off. I suspect he is right. Easy to fix, he just lowered my dosage. He does not think I really even need to be on it, as I am on a very low dose now... but I don't want to mess with it, since I am highly symptomatic with that, and rather not rock the boat. But that will get rid of the leg pain, temp issues, heart fluctuations and such. However, the chest pains are a different beast alltogether…

The visual Aura

One of the most obvious symptoms of an impending migraine would be the visual aura. This was posted on the u-tube as a demonstration of what a migraine aura looks like:



Of course, the visual aura takes on infinite possibilties. And with the type shown here, it can be negative... as in more a deep blue and black, rather than white. And lets not forget the speckled dots of light that just linger, the flashing in the side vision and the raining sparkles.

Migraine season or lack of abortive?

I am back to the daily migraines... sometime during the day; morning, noon or night. And so back to the issue of using an abortive too many times.... and really how many times is too many times when you have a migraine at work? Anyway, so super light sensative and so not liking the increase in daylight... although work got these privacy screens for the computer which coincidently dull the screen, which is great.

But you take the Axert to get to work, then it runs out at the end of the work day and I can't take another cause of chest pains and such. So I work through the remainder of the day with increasing pain, pudding head and just dopy, somethines can't see well, sometimes cant hear. Making foolish mistakes, or just not remember at all. Then rushing to the pharmacy to get more, cause the triptan comes in a package of four, which so does not last long.

It is the never ending migraine

I have been fighting a migraine for days. Tried Axert, it came back. Tried T3s, just cut the edge off for an hour. Tried aspirin, as to prevent a rebound and got quite sick... so ulcer... still there. Tried nothing and sleeping, and not so effective. Yesterday was like torture. I made it to work, thinking I would be able to win the fight, but I was lost the moment I woke up. I took an Axert as soon as I got to work, but it was only fifty percent effective, cut the pain down and reduced some of the painful light sensativity, but that migraine kicked in full strength a couple hours later. I waited as long as I could, but I had to take the second abortive. It worked a little better and a little longer, but made my heart rate go weird and gave me chest pains. At that point, so glad work was finished... I do not remember what I did at work, all I remember is trying to focus on one task at a time and being so drained it was hard to keep my eyes open. When I got home I used two T3…