Saturday, March 07, 2009

I had another headache last night(I don't think it was a migraine because I didn't have the aura) and then this morning was feeling nauseous and it got so bad I threw up.

Now I can't shake that sick to my stomach feeling and I haven't eaten anything all day because I am afraid it won't stay down.

I'm pretty sure it has to do with the headaches. I can't even entertain the thought that I might be getting the stomach flu. Nope, that can't be it because I have had my fair share of sickness and was finally starting to feel normal from the bronchitis and ear infections.

Thank you for the suggestions regarding the migraines. The general consensus seems to be that they are being caused by stress. This bums me out though because I really don't know how to manage them if that is true. I am a huge stress case right now.

Between the money issues and my husband still not having a job and the getting ready to move, I honestly don't know how NOT to be a stress case. It is taking a huge toll on me physically.

I do still plan on going to the doctor to see if there is anything that can be done to alleviate them or prevent them altogether. My choices in pain management are very limited due to the kidney disease.

I just have to remember to keep taking deep cleansing breaths and repeating to myself "Things will get better, things will get better, things will get better".

I have started keeping a gratitude journal(again) because right now I so much need to focus on the things in my life that are good instead of dwelling on all of the bad. I think it is helping.

I also started a prayer journal because there are so many people I am praying for right now that I kept forgetting one or another of them in my daily prayers. This has solved that problem.

Joe has started packing up the baby's room for me. Bless him. I hope to feel better enough tomorrow to help him.

That's all.


Tracy said...

I hope you aren't getting sick. Last week I started feeling sick-not super sick, but not good either. I hadn't eaten dinner-so I thought that may have been the problem. Boy was I wrong...about 6 hours later I was a mess. The worst of it only lasted 24 hours-but it was a ROUGH 24 hours and it took about 4-5 days to feel good again. I hope yours isn't what I had!!

I don't know if you can take Excedrine Migraine or not, but if I take that right when I feel the start of a migraine it will kick it out. If I wait then I am usually laid up in bed for at least a day or two and I need the hard stuff (Tylenol 3 or codeine) to knock me out so I can sleep it off.

I had a headache one time (worst of my life) from a spinal tap I had done. I got caffeine IV and it really did take the headache away. So even if you can't take Excedrine, maybe you could just get some caffeine tablets and take those? just an idea.

KHM said...

If you threw up it was likely a migraine. Aura's are optional.

OH MY #6 said...

I love the idea of the gratitude journal. That is awesome.


Kayce said...

Your journal ideas are great, may have to borrow that idea! Sorry you're feeling yucky, could the headaches be from a lack of potassium?? I think with KD that can be a problem.

On a different note...for some reason I thought you were coming up this week and I was all prepared to see you tomorrow! One more month I realized this morning. Can't wait!!

Michelle said...

Hi Tracy-I'm pretty sure I am not getting the stomach flu because today I woke up with a full on migraine, aura and all. I am making an appt. on Monday to see my kidney doctor because now I know something is not right. That makes 6 migraines in the last 5 weeks! I'm kind of relieved that I'm not getting the stomach flu though.

Kayce-Oh man, I WISH it was tomorrow! Can't wait to see you too!

Krista ~ Bits and pieces said...

I was so sorry to read that you are not feeling well~ migraines are aweful AWEFUL!!! I feel for you and pray that the doctors can offer some real relief.

I love the idea of the graditude journal~

Have a blessed week