lately (about the last 6 weeks or so) I’ve been getting more and more frequent headaches. when I got one a week ago yesterday that was bad enough to send me home from work, after having a similarly bad one the Saturday before that, C. insisted that I go to the doctor. (which involved picking a doctor, because I changed health insurance at the start of the year, but that’s another tale.)
I wasn’t necessarily thrilled with the result, although I’m not entirely sure what I was expecting. nice doctor, if astonishingly young; she gave me prescriptions for a muscle relaxant and a headache pain reliever (something stronger/more focused than the Excedrin that had stopped doing me any good) and some neck exercises, and told me to call her back or come in in two weeks.
so of course the rest of the week my head felt fine, although I’ve been extra attentive to my physical and mental states this week. (it definitely helps that I keep a variety of journals and logs of my day-to-day existence…that’s how I figured out that I’d had at least one serious headache a week since early January.)
but today — which of course I’d taken as a vacation day — a bit of a sinus headache ballooned into massive can’t-concentrate level pain. so I finally filled the prescriptions I got on Tuesday and took the headache med.
it didn’t kick in for almost two hours, and then my headache went away…and immediately I wanted desperately to sleep. I took a bit of a nap, but didn’t sleep very deeply.
now I don’t have a headache, but I do have this odd floaty sensation.
hopefully, tomorrow I’ll be in good shape for the game…about which, more later.