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Making up for lost time.

I suffer from migraines……bad. I have learned what works for me. Unfortunately most of which..well hell- ALL OF WHICH I can’t do while trying to carry a baby in my womb. No Ibuprofen. No Maxalt. No Topamax. No scalding hot baths with ice pack at the base of my neck. Nada.

Luckily I have been lucky and not really had but one or two migraine since I have been preggers.

Lately though….oofda.

So Thursday I picked up my procardia and took one around noon or so. By two I had the worst headache I have had in a while (no, hubs, not the worst of my life). I tried to sleep, used ice packs, tried to visualize myself headache free, drank  crazy amounts of water, gave up on sleep b/c I was peeing everyone 15 minutes….tweeting and whined. Took my blood pressure and it was elevated 170s over high 90s. I took a per.co.cet and extra normal b/p med. and went back and laid down. a few hours later took bp again. 168/100. At the worst I would say it was like 7/10…pretty bad for me b/c I have had a tonsillectomy and nasal/sinus surgery to reset my 0-10 scale.

Head was getting a wee bit better if I didnt’ move. I had no photophobia like my normal migraine, but movement. OMG. Every 15 mintues I thought I would die. it hurt so bad. Finally it eased up a little and the DH came home…bp was still 150s/90s. We decided to go to my oldplace of work and see what it was with a larger cuff and taken with a manual v an electronic. They got 150/100. ugh.

Called my OB/on call nurse. told to take my night time BP med dose early, lay down and take it again in 30 mintues after medicine and go to L&D if over 140 systolic(top number) or 90 diastolic (bottom number).

So I did. It was 144/92. So off to L&D we went. by this time my headache was around a 4/10

Kicker? In L&D my bp was a little high the first few readings (140s/high 80s)….the blam. 120s/70s…and then even a 108/68 ugh. I didn’t have any contractions….but I did learn that the beds in L/D Triage beds suck ass. My nurse was awesome and I really liked her. She ended up being ShitBrickHouse’s nurse when she delivered last night (AAAHHH! up at 220am. He is a cutie) I was able to tell her to take extra pillows. LOL.

Anyways. I was discharged and told to drink lots of fluids and come back if bp was 160/90. turns out the dr. on on call for my OB was Dr. %$@*!- high risk doctor. Remember how I said he gives bp[ a little more leeway since I have chronic hypertension? My head ache was pretty much all gone by then..and my discharge b/c was loooow. I felt like an idiot.

So, whatever, I played it safe and did what I was told. i will tell you this my head has been hurting off and on since then. Contractions not fun. BP pretty much okay. I think my body is just getting tired. 😦 the SOB is kicking in again also.

Fun huh? I really don’t want to complain b/c I am so friggin’ blessed to be here. I will say, I would take three 1st trimesters for the last two I have had. Ugh.

Peace out y’all!

 

 

N….

N today my lovies is for NEEDLES!

I have been suffering majorly with headaches during this 2ww. They suck ass. Beyond sucking ass. All I can say is that if this is what HCG does to me, it is going to be a tough first few months of pregnancy when it happens. YIKES.

I  booked an acupunture session today. The dr I went to has been treating my friend for a long time, and I have another friend that works there. So, I trust him (as much as I trust anyone that wants to yank my head off of my body. LOL). I don’t particularly like Chiropractors, but I respect what they do. Perhaps it is b/c I don’t understand it totally, I dunno. All I know is my body is jacked up, and I need help.

He first did the most detailed history I think I have ever gotten. I think we spent at least 45 mintues talking about all my symptoms…and how weird they are. LOL. “you are going to be a challenge”. Awesome, I love a challenge- NOT.

He did an assessment of my body alignment, and had me lay down flat and striaght. Appearently I am as crooked as they come. Not only that I have one hip tilted forward and one tilted back. Awesome. I like being weird.  He explained how the stress of it causes certians muscluo-skelatal pains, all the way up to neck. He said “you probably have a lot of tenderness *here* (as he pokes a place on my neck)”  I almost jumped off the table. Felt like a hot poker.

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Then he started prattling off specific pain I more than likely have b/c of the way my body is. He was right on every count.

Okay, so I will be open to some chiropractical stuff now. He was pretty spot on- I refuse to the neck adjusting though. He uses the hole puncher thing only.

Okay, then come along to the acupuncture. He started in the head and ears- one on the top of the head, some around the base of my skull and several in each ear. It felt something akin to pulling out a single hair. Didn’t really hurt, but obviously wasn’t pleasurable. It is all good with me b/c I don’t have any kind of phobia about needles. In fact I watch as the stick a 14 gauge in for blood donations. I watch IV starts. I am able to detach and watch with my clinical mind.

He said that any feeling of relaxation is good, we build from that, etc. etc.

I didn’t get a warm fuzzy feeling, but I tried to ‘clear my mind’ (ha ha ha) by trying to visualize my blood going through my heart into my lungs and then back through the heart and out again. I would follow it to different organs, and try. Forsome reason this helps me. I was able to relax definitely.

 

The awesome part was I paid, left. Stopped somewhere, went home….looked in the mirror and I basicaly had a right ear full of blood. LOL. The on write on the outside bleed. LOL. I am not surprised b/c I bleed like a stuck pig anyways.  It was just funny b/c I wonder what the heck the checkout clerk at the store was thinking…and WHY did she say anything? HA HA.

“excuse me ma’am…I think you are bleeding out of your ear? Are you possessed or have a widely communicable disease like ebola? Mkay, just checking”