One medical condition I am prone to is migraines. I haven't had one in almost 3 years... I find if I can attack a moderate sized headache with ibuprofen (migraine relief extra strength) I can usually get ahead of a migraine and kill it before it starts. Also part of the regimen is to get to sleep as soon as possible.
Well last night I went to bed with a small headache, so I figured going to bed would kill it. I had, been up for almost 20 hours, and about 19 hours the day before.
I was wrong.
This morning I woke up with a bad headache. Two aspirin's later (i didn't have ibuprofen in the house.. big mistake) NOTHING happend.. My headache was getting worse.
I tried to have a nap. Sleep was lovely, but my headache when I woke up fell into migraine territory: photophobia, nausea, dizziness. Shitty.
The worst part about it was that I had to go to a wedding today. So here I was, showering in the dark, head near the toilet while dressing, eyes closed and bent over a bucket while drying my hair.... Until my most handsome amazing boyfriend Mr. E arrived with some extra strength Ibuprofen. I think i may have taken way over the limit for ibuprofen for the day, but I made it to the wedding with only mild dizziness and a mild headache. Note to self: I really need to plan ahead better and have Gravol and Advil on hand AT ALL TIMES. But of course I don't.
I'm just arriving home now, and am headed to bed. But of course I had to catch up with my daily reading and figured I might as well contribute to the blogisphere.
I was tempted to head to work to grab some PO Toradol, or to call a friend who gets chronic migraines for some prescription relief, but I withheld.
Thank god my body responds to ibuprofen.