Friday, January 07, 2005

at least it's not a migraine

I had a headache for most of yesterday, and today isn't much better. I can't remember a semester ever beginning this badly, and that includes junior high school. This makes me feel quite sorry for the dean.

The book that I guarentee #3 and #4 will tell me to read still hasn't come out in paperback. The cheapest I can find it is $45 on Amazon. I've checked it out of the library twice, and it gets recalled from me right away. This probably isn't helping my headache any.

One of my favorite bloggers suffers from migraines. He's learned how to handle them over the years, and manages to write about them in a way that conveys the experience without sounding as though he's whining. (He probably doesn't mind a little sympathy, though!) At least I know the cause of my misery and can take some pain-killers for it.

Lesse here... St. Dymphna is patron saint of headaches and insanity. Yup, sounds about right.

Words Written: one hundred and six
Lessons Graded: the first big stack must be started tonight.


Peruby said...

I, also am a migraine sufferer. The meds they have out now are not narcotic. Some examples are Maxalt, Relpax, Zomig, Amerge. A lot of patients are prescribed a beta blocker, also. I never did respond well to Midrin. From what I understand a migraine dilates the blood vessels in the brain and the above meds constrict the blood vessels, thus erasing the pain. They let me resume life.

A Translucent Amoebae said...

Migraines aren't in the brain, they are on the surface of the outside of the skull-- Try taking a hot shower to loosen up the blood vessels.