04th Mar 2009

It seemed like a good idea at the time…

After a busy morning yesterday, I was laid low by a sudden and severe migraine (heh…as if there’s such a thing as a “mild migraine”). While lying in bed waiting for the meds to kick in (or death–either would have been welcomed equally), I thought of all the things that might help give me some relief.

Although they seemed so very reasonable at the time, in retrospect, not so much…

Sounded good: scooping my left eye out with a melon baller
Was good: closing all the blinds, turning off all the lights, and covering my eyes with a thick blanket

Sounded good: shoving a knitting needle between my eye and the socket, driving it up into my brain
Was good: migraine medication (my current fave is Maxalt although it wasn’t too much help yesterday)

Sounded good: tractioning my neck until disarticulation occurred
Was good: gentle pressure on various pressure points on the neck

Sounded good: placing my head in some sort of press (my fantasy press was a large steel thing…the sort you might find in a machine shop)
Was good: placing head under a hot stream of water (i.e., a very hot shower)

Sounded good: lead aspirin
Was good: OTC pain killers (current fave being one each of naproxen and acetominophen…works better than Vicodin)

And yes, the migraine is still there…

2 Responses to “It seemed like a good idea at the time…”

  1. Mum Says:

    Hope that migraine is gone now!

  2. jen Says:

    Well, two days on and it’s still hanging about. No pain (unless I do something really wild like laugh or something) but parts of my brain feel pretty mushy.

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