I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day. We spent ours at a car show on Saturday, then out on the boat the rest of the weekend, with some gardening thrown in too.
Unfortunately, it didn't end so well.
I woke up Tuesday about 1:30 a.m. with a migraine. I took my Zomig got my cold cloths for my head and back on my neck and sat in the recliner. A combination that usually has good results. By 3:30 it was worsening. So I took some Lortab for pain. By 6:30 it was not letting up. I told DH and DS to go on to work that I was sure it would get better later. Instead it intensified to the point I was throwing up blood. I could only lay on the bathroom floor and cry. Finally I crawled into the bedroom and got the phone and called DH. He said he was coming home and on his way home he called my Dr. The DR. didn't have anything to give me because of a shortage of migraine meds and told DH to take me to Urgent care.
Urgent care is almost and hour from us, and was the worse ride of my life. I kept throwing up and for those of you ladies who are over 50 you know it is hard to hold your bladder when throwing up. TMI I know!
Finally we get there and they say they will give me the strongest thing they have but they aren't sure it will help. I stay there until the pain meds kick in and I fall asleep. They tell DH to take me home and let me sleep it off. If I still have a migraine when I wake up, take me immediately to the ER.
6 hours later I woke up throwing up and just could not bear the pain. I was at the point of passing out. By this time DS was home from work too. They loaded me in the car and took off for the E.R. Fortunately, when we told admissions that the urgent care sent us they immediately found me a room. They have a 10 minute contract with that urgent care. They finally started fluids where I had dehydrated, gave me some anti-nausea meds and some triptan drugs laced with a pain killer. They said this should kill the pain in 30 minutes. It didn't!!! By then I was almost hysterical and was begging for them to just kill me. I couldn't take it! Another Dr. came in and order another round of the triptan and a stronger pain med. This one totally knocked me out. I woke up at home this morning with a slight headache and called the Dr. He said take the Zomig and nothing else as I have too many drugs in my system.
So, as of right now, the headache is almost gone. The Dr. is trying to convince my insurance company that I need more than 9 pills per month and is getting me another pain medicine.
If this doesn't work it looks like I may have to get with a headache center and try and figure this out. I can't keep missing work, and I have to work! They have been very supportive so far but I know that there's stuff there I need to get done. I may try a work from home option for a while.
Thanks for listening to this ramble. I am so discouraged and depressed over this. This is not how I want to live my life.