||[May. 14th, 2009|12:20 pm]
One of the things I've had to deal with post-stroke is runs of headaches. Over the course of a few weeks, I'll get a headache every day, or almost every day. They're usually controllable with ordinary headache tablets, though for many of the days they'll start to head towards migraines swiftly and without warning.
So far, in the three years since the stroke, I've been able to stop it getting to the migraine stage. I'm pretty good at spotting the turn, and judicious use Neurofen will usually nip it in the bud, or at least slow it until the next dose, at which point I'm just left with a feeling of pressue, but no headache.
Which is good, since if I have another full-blown migraine, and it starts to approach having lasted for a day, I have to go to hospital. Hospitals bore me, and I'm seldom a lie in bed person.
Been going through a headache run the last few weeks, so am finding it harder to achieve stuff, and am getting increasingly grumpy about things. I'm sick of going to bed with a dull throb, and waking up with a variation on that theme, dull-throb to beginnings of knitting needle through the eye. It's tiring, and it's not like I don't have enough to keep me tired. And grumpy. I have a natural talent for grumpiness.
Having to resist ranting wildly about stuff at the moment. Some of it would be unpopular because people don't like being told that their handling of a situation is wrong. And given this is the internet, some people would forget my previous history on such subjects and miss or ignore what I'm actually saying, instead fixating on the aspects that allow them to trot out the same complaints/accusations again and again. At the moment I just can't be bothered with having to deal with writing endless replies to people.
Having said that, I probably am going to post a rant up shortly.
No-one ever said I was smart.