Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Well, I didn't put in extra time at work yesterday after all. Nope, by around 10:30 A.M., I was on my way back home to sleep all day. Surprise migraine. I had awakened with a headache, but it didn't seem all that bad -- nagging, but not enough to hold me back. Consequently, I got dressed and went on my merry way.
Shortly after I walked into the office, however, and got knocked in the head by ungodly heat, I began to see the writing on the wall. The AC had been off all weekend and wouldn't come back on, so it must have been about 90 degrees in there. There's a window unit in my office upstairs, but I had to work downstairs until that person made it in.
Soon, not only was my head throbbing, but every movement brought on waves of nausea. Because I hadn't eaten anything, I couldn't take any medication with any hope of keeping it down. And because of the nausea, I wasn't inclined to eat anything. Catch-22. My head felt alternately too big and pin-sized, and trying to read anything was impossibly dizzying. It just kept getting worse and worse, so when the other employee came in, I went home and spent the day sleeping in a darkened room. I did get up around noon and force down a few Saltines so I could take some Ibuprofen, and then I went back to sleep. I feel fine today. Thank God, I don't get migraines too often.
How many of you are susceptible to migraines? What do you do for them? When you get one, do you suffer a "lost day?" If there's some way to get rid of the pain and salvage at least part of the day, I'd love to know about it.
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