I'm kind of weary about posting this anywhere, because personally I feel like I sound rather crazy..but, here it goes..
First of all, here's the condensed version of me at the moment:
I've had a migraine for a little over 10 weeks now, with a 36 hour break after being in the hospital for 2 days getting DHE. I've seen over 10 doctors, been on countless meds..no relief. I also have a few other health issues, including epilepsy, which just complicates matters more.
Anyway, my pain level is usually between a 7 and an 8, and has never gone below a 5. [a little fyi, what I consider an 8 now, i considered a 10 2 months ago]
Anyway..so here's what happened today...All day, I was doing okay. My pain level was about a 7, and I was able to somewhat function okay.
Then tonight, I went out to dinner with my cousin, and afterwards we went back to her house and just chatted for a few hours. I noticed my pain was steadily increasing the whole time, and by the time she brought me home it had peaked, and I was in tears.
I can't figure out why this is..I wasn't stressed at all..I didn't get too hot or too cold, which can sometimes change pain levels for me..no different foods..nothing out of the ordinary happened. We ate. we talked. that's it.
There's only one conclusion I can come to: Having fun makes my head hurt worse.
This seems absolutely crazy to me. I go and have a good time, and laugh, and try and ignore my pain and health issues...and I come home in blinding pain.
This isn't the first time it's happened, either. It happens a lot. My pain levels are somewhat tolerable, then I'll go do something (like go shopping) and come home in blinding pain.
I just don't understand, and it's so frustrating.
I feel like I'm going to be stuck in the house for the rest of my life watching the rest of the world live.
Can anyone else relate?