I went home early from work today. Thankfully, I got all my work done, but believe me, I would have much rather stayed there then dealt with another one of my stupid tension headaches.
I've been suffering from headaches since the early days of college. I think it stems from a whiplash injury I had during a volleyball practice my freshman year of high school. Whatever the cause is, I've pretty much exhausted the over-the-counter medications. My body has literally become immune to most everything out there. Tylenol? Forget it. Might as well pop a few sugar pills as well as that works. Excedrin Migraine and Tension Headache formulas? Nope. Not even a glimmer.
I've found that alternating between aspirin and ibuprofen seems to work the best. But I cringe to think what my stomach lining looks like. I'm surprised I haven't developed ulcers from popping too many pills. And I hate it. After my car wreck in February of 2004, I went to the chiropractor for two months and had intense deep massage therapy. And you know what? THAT didn't even work. I remember going to the massage therapist one day when I had an absolute killer headache, hoping to get some relief. Nothing!
What is wrong with this body, I wonder? My neck is always so darn tight that it literally hurts to touch it at certain points.
I took a three hour nap this afternoon and woke up to the same pain. Ridiculous. Maybe my lack of sugar lately has contributed to this one, but I don't think so.
Will I still work on my manuscript? Oh heavens, I hope so. But I still have to go get my daughter's birthday present - she was very specific into Wal-Mart the other day and pointed out EXACTLY what she wanted. If I don't get it for her, there will be heck to pay later. :-) Anyway, I have to wait for hubby to get off work before I can go to the store and it's already nearly 7 p.m. I just hate to wreck my writing flow over a stupid headache. But sometimes, there's nothing you can do but lay on the couch and think of absolutely nothing.
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