The Headache That Stuck

I think this headache started about four days ago. Since this has been my “Lyme week” I didn’t really think anything of this come-and-go ache in my neck, back of my skull, front of my skull, and sometimes temporal area. I’m sure my blog’s history will reflect that this time of month usually gives me a severe headache lasting three-five days.  (Other Lyme symptoms have also been showing, such as two days ago my legs were extremely weak the first part of the day for no other cause, and the left side of my face has been doing that “grimace” thing.) But now, it seems it’s stuck there.

Yesterday I had just medicated for this headache, when sudden storms came through. Instant migraine. But I couldn’t take my usual migraine med, due to having just taken medication for the Lyme headache, and with the M.E. making me so sensitive to things… Well, I couldn’t risk an interaction. So I didn’t get to take my migraine medication until several hours later. It sort-of worked…

Long story short, I don’t know WHAT type of headache I have right now. My neck hurts, the back of my head hurts, and the right side of my head hurts. Sound doesn’t make it any worse than usual (since I have sound sensitivity anyway), but light is excrutiating. It barely responds to anti-inflammatories, barely responds to Lortab, and does not respond to Treximet (migraine). This is very typical of missing that special “window of opportunity” to treat a Migraine, because after a certain point, the constriction of blood vessels makes it hard to absorb medication properly. That might be what’s happening here. Which would mean my only option besides waiting it out would be to go to the hospital for an injection, which I really don’t want to do because the relapse caused by THAT would make me even sicker… Ahhh. I do hope it goes away by tomorrow.

In happier news, since my last post, I have had less severe dizziness and less severe fatigue. But that might just be because of the Lortab and its strange (or not-so-strange) effect on my immune system…

a rainbow at night

Update: Oh, right. That.

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