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  •  I only get mild nausea, but then (2+ / 0-)
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    NonnyO, mjbleo

    I barf maybe once every two or three years. I have a strong stomach.

    I get floating lights, not the usual floaties that come with aging eyesight, but little lights that flutter like snowflakes on a breeze. That's clue one.
    I then get a dull ache or sense of pressure at the base of my skull which travels in a few moments over my right ear and throbs in my temple for a while before clawing at the back of my eye.
    Soon, the whole right half of my skull indicates that it has better things to do and tries to pull away from the left half.

    Usually, a frozen gel pad on the neck and base of the skull works wonders, but not lately. Last night, a Claritan D and a hot shower soothed me enough that I could sleep.

    I've tried going for walks. Sometimes, massaging my gums helps.

    I do get light sensitive, but not extremely so. Loud, sharp sounds are an irritant and I do have to have the tv quieter than usual. I think the noise doesn't affect me so much because I have tinnitus, so noise is a constant companion.

    Today, I'm trying to cut out caffeine entirely. I know about its effects on blood vessels, but too much caffeine can cause headaches. A few nights ago, I took an Excedrin Migraine tablet and a several minutes later, the pain about tripled to the point I was crying, or at least there were tears running down my cheeks, and occasionally, I'd yelp and swear. (Jesus is so pissed at me right now.)

    So I guess I'm getting migraines. So far, I haven't had to go to the ER. (It costs me $150 every time I do. I may work and live in NY, but my healthcare comes from TX.)                                

    Thanks, Nonny. I'll soldier on. Though last night, I found myself at the peak of my pain feeling grateful that I do not own a firearm. Then I came to my senses a little and jonesed for a joint. Too bad my wife, as well as "modern" American society, frowns on such a harmless little thing.

    Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

    by Gentle Giant on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 10:28:14 AM PDT

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