Friday, June 10, 2005


Migraine pain is the worst pain I have ever experienced. This includes my experiences with natural childbirth - that was only a 9 out of 10; while the migraine I had yesterday was a 10 out of 10.

I now know what is meant by the phrase "to writhe in agony" as that was what I was doing for several hours yesterday.

Usually I can catch my migraines before they come on full steam, but no luck yesterday. I actually thought I might be experiencing a brain aneurysm. I was going to call 911, but didn't want to walk my son to my next door neighbors house - it was too painful to move. Then I was going to wait until my husband came home so he could take me and watch my son, but that would have involved movement in the car - more pain.
My poor husband came home, found the door locked but ajar, couldn't find my son (he was hiding) and heard me moaning in pain. He was ready to storm the stairs, guns ablazing. His more rational side kicked in and he decided to check things out first. He gave me some cold compresses, more pain reliviers, and got my son out of the house. Luckily, the pain medicine finally kicked in and brought the pain down to an 8 out of 10. With that type of pain, I can use breathing techniques to help get me over the hard part. By about 9pm (6 hours later) I was able to get out of bed and eat something for dinner. I'm still feeling the after-effects today.


wally said...

Welcome back. I hope those migraines don't happen very often. My daughter gets them from time to time.

Envoy-ette said...

ouch! You poor thing! I hope your Hubby explained it to your son. I could just see him in the corner....hurting for you..and it broke my heart.

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Dawn said...

Luckily (or not so luckily depending on how you see it), my son has gone through a few of these episodes with me, so he knows that they will pass and that mom will be OK. He trys to stay out of sight and hearing, since he knows ANY noise will send me into a new wave of pain.