Wednesday, May 7, 2008
My Love for Caffeine
Just after graduating high school, I was diagnosed with having migraines. I had been having severe headaches off and on from the time I was 13 and finally had them checked out. So I was given a prescription, that I was supposed to take on a daily basis, to prevent migraines. But meds were/are expensive. So I took them to treat the migraines. Until I got pregnant with Bryce and had to stop taking them and never went back on them. Here lately I have found it very hard to distinguish between my migraines and really severe sinus/allergy headaches because they both resemble each other (mine do anyway). So yesterday morning, I started noticing a headache coming on. Later during the day, I took a couple of acetaminophen. Then I took a Benedryl and forced myself to not sleep. By the time I went to bed, I had taken two more acetaminophen. That's when I realized I had a migraine and not a sinus headache so I crashed. This morning, it lingered, threatening to show it's ugly head. A wrong movement, reading, bright lights threatened to bring it back full force. So after the kids got on their bus, I laid back down. And got up worse but I could still function. I had to function. I needed to run to the store so I forced myself to shower, dress and run to do what I needed to. While at the store, I bought me a 20 oz. diet Sun-drop. Caffeine. Did I fail to mention that I have run out of caffeine here at my house? I drank my last diet sun-drop yesterday at lunch. I even made chocolate cookies looking for caffeine last night. Within a half hour of opening my drink - not even finished with it - my headache is all but gone. My eyes no longer hurt. I don't feel as if someone has hit me over the head with a baseball bat. Oh how I love caffeine.