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Feeling like a beat-up rag doll

Posted Feb 08 2010 12:00am

My health issues totally kicked my ass this weekend :( I'm still trying to figure out why, but I'm not coming up with a good answer. My migraines sometimes make no logical sense. It's not like I can say "Never do 'X' or always do 'Y' and I'll never have another migraine again". Sometimes there is just no rhyme or reason to it and it's totally random!

Friday I got a massage with essential oils - which you would THINK would make me feel good. But perhaps because of all the stress from the doctor it had the opposite effect. . .

We got the movie "Little Miss Sunshine" from Netflix which was really good. But towards the end of the movie I started feeling a little "off." In the morning I woke up and felt that familiar tight pain in my neck and I knew it would be a bad day. I took some Excedrin and Flexeril and went about my day hoping it would pass but no - I finally had to take a Relpax which totally knocked me out. I thought OK now I'll rest a little and tomorrow's a new day! (That's the day the huge storm went through; although we missed it and only got 2" of snow, the pressure change was affecting me.)

Sunday morning - woke up with the same crunched-up feeling in my right shoulder and stabbing pain in the back of my head. I looked in the mirror and saw the thoracic outlet area of my right shoulder was swollen. I debated using my TENS while at church, then decided against it. I spent all church service holding my shoulder trying to get it to calm down. I couldn't speak properly and was kind of wobbly with my motor skills. Finally after lunch I admitted defeat and took another Relpax. This really pissed me off to have to take two Relpax two days in a row. I'm trying to take LESS medications, not MORE! I passed out on the couch for two hours and woke up feeling lots better. However when I tried to cook supper the pain started coming back. That's when I remembered the thoracic outlet was doing it, and I put some ice to the area while watching the Superbowl. Oh and it didn't help that my team lost!

Soooo this morning I feel like this ragdoll. Weekends are supposed to be relaxing and recharging but mine left me exhausted and sad! I'm trying to take it easy on BOTH arms now and trying not to stress about anything! Oh and another snowstorm is expected to come through on Tuesday - not looking forward to that.
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