Tuesday, October 21, 2008

In pain...

I am on day 4 or something like that of a headache. I have taken all of my headache meds and nothing is working. So here I am once again just trying to make it through the day. It SUCKS!

I just want to go and lay down. And I can't. I really wish someone would stick a needle in my head and just pull it back a little relieve just a tiny bit of tension. That is all it would take. It is just so miserable!

I am scared I am going to overdose on pain meds. I want to take a hydrocodone but I need to be able to function at work. So here I sit and suffer...

3 comments:

Krow said...

I understand what you're talking about with the long-lasting headaches. I typically have two different types of headaches..some that have lasted like 5 days then, I'd have a 1 or 2 day break and then right back to another 5 days.

Or, I get headaches that feel like I've been stabbed...I immediately loose my balance, co-ordination..and sometimes even drool a bit.

It's probably not a bad idea to research the maximum dosages per 24 hours of your pain medication. Hydrocodone isn't only dangerous because of the narcotic but, also because of the acetaminophen - which can damage your liver in large quantities.

I've had people try to tell me all kinds of different "sure-fire ways" to relieve my headaches. But all I've found is to lie down in a quiet, dark room ..and hope I can find a position to get the pressure off of my neck.

twerp said...

I also suffer from Chiari 1. I get injections in my head cortizone and something else mixed with it. I get them injected in the suboptical nerve. This has helped me with my headaches. I get headaches really bad to the pt where it immobilizes me for up to 7 days straight. I mean to the pt of doing nothing but getting up to get something to drink and go to the bathroom. I feel these injections do work. I have been getting them off and on for about 3 yrs. Its not a cure by all means but something that helps me alot. Ck with your nuerosurgeon to see if u can get what they call a nerve block. Im telling u it helps It has helped me a great deal. Not just one is gonna work u will have to continue to get them every three months till u don't have to get them as often. I have noticed a great improvement. I have had 2 decompression surgeries. Last one was in 2004 but this time they put in metal rods and fused my neck. Hope this helps out a bit.

Michael said...

Getting Cortisone shots over a prolonged period of time can cause damage to the joins though. And while you don't typically consider the neck vertebrae as being joints, they really are, by definition and can be affected by it as much as any other joint in the body. In the end, you may end up with additional problem that needs treatment.