This past week I had a rude awakening...literally.Every morning I have waken up with a severe headache. I don't usually get headaches this often. Maybe once a month I will get a minor one but nothing like what I experienced this past week. Every night I went to bed praying it would be gone. The next morning came and they just seemed to be getting more intense. It was taking me about 3 hours to even function.
On Tuesday, I woke up and it was the worse one yet. It was pain I can't even begin to descibe and nothing I have ever felt before. You could say I was a bit frightened !!
I struggled to get out of bed but I had to. I started to think to myself, "What is going on?"
After about an hour and no relief I called my husband at work. At this point I was in tears(which wasn't helping ). He was growing concern too and told me to go to the doctor. I hung up the phone and made an appointment right away. I was so thankful they could squeeze me in asap.
I arrived at the doctor's office. I began to tell her where I was having this pain (the back of my head, radiating to the top of my head and down the neck)and descibing it to her. Her diagnosis was a "tension headache".
From what I understood, I have been storing the stress from this move in my neck. Which then is affecting the nerves leading up my spinal cord. She described it as a domino affect. She prescribed me a muscle relaxer(at night), Motrin, gave me some exercises, and suggested that I sleep with a heating pad on my neck. Usually, I don't take medicine but had to cave in this time. It was not only affecting me but everyone in the familly. Everything was a fog.
The first two mornings I didn't have any relief. I was starting to think I should go back to the doctor(or ER). But then, this morning I woke up with a very mild headache. How excited I was to see a light and to be coming out of the fog!!
I am praying tomorrow will even be better:)