Let’s talk brain pain. I’ve had Chronic Daily Headache and Migraines since 1995. Sometimes I have them under control and blissfully forget how much they suck. But for the past 3+ years I haven’t really been able to control them. So everyday might be a headache day and the days that aren’t are few and far between.
So far this post is a downer and it will continue just a bit longer
I’ve taken medicine after medicine to prevent them with usually little to no relief and the fun of side effects that supposedly only happen to a small percentage of folks. And sometimes side effects unique to me. What a lucky girl! Last medicine packed on some pounds so now I’m trying so far unsuccessfully to get them off. Doesn’t help that the current medicine can also cause weight gain so maybe my efforts are just keeping me from ballooning.
There is some hope though. I’ve also been doing acupuncture, occasional massages, and working on my diet to limit all the crap. All good things that should have a long term effect instead of the ever so short positive effects of pharmaceuticals. Not much improvement yet but I am still hopeful.
I do find it amusing that I tend to snooze with the needles sticking out all over and often snore myself awake. I guess it is relaxing but those tables are not wide enough to keep my arms from slipping off.
So we’ll see what happens. Hoping for the best and trudging along until I hit the right combo of things that finally bring long term relief.