… but falling apart is dead easy!!
It’s been a funny couple of weeks. I had a headache the day after I flew home from Ireland which I put down to jet lag after a long flight and then an equally long drive home.
Literally!! Six and a half hours on the plane, seven hours driving home from the airport.
I wasn’t overly bothered at first, it wasn’t constant. Pretty much only when I moved but it started getting worse and worse. If I was just sat still on the sofa I was fine. I was fine laid down – but if I got up to get a drink or go to the loo I was blindsided with pain. It was crippling, it felt like the inside and outside of my head we’re going in different directions – kind of like a hangover without the fun!
I decided to see how I went over the weekend and if it didn’t go I’d see the doctor. I tried every med I had, migraine meds, muscle relaxants the lot – nothing worked.
So I called the doctor who sent me straight to ER. IV fluids (I wasn’t dehydrated, I was drinking fluids continuously) and some pain med that actually did help. I had a CT scan but refused an MRI because it’ll have to be an open one.
They made appointments for me to see a neurologist at another hospital because I refused to see theirs. He’s bloody useless. He tried recommending amitriptyline for cluster headaches last time I saw him. Just so you know, that hasn’t been a recommenced med for CH in over 20 years because it’s FN useless. He also said – women don’t get cluster headaches! I know! I don’t know how I let him live either! Needless to say, I have no faith in him.
I also had an appointment with an Opthamologist because of my visual disturbances. These have actually been going on for a couple of months but I hadn’t been able to schedule an eye exam before I went away.
The muscles supporting my eyeballs aren’t doing their job properly. I have to be retested next week but again, she wants a neurologist to check it out to make sure there’s no tumours or anything causing the problems. I’ve got eye drops and patches in the meantime and I should hear about the neuro appt this week.
I’m trying to limit online time so I haven’t posted as much but I’m not going anywhere so I shall try better!