Psalm 106:1

Praise the LORD. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Crazy Headaches!

Not a whole lot new to post. I have been "down and out" with headaches for the last 3 days! I have been battling these crazy headaches now for many years, but just over the last few years they have gotten increasingly worse, and over the past year they have seem to come on more often than usual! About a month ago, I saw an allergist at the recommendation of the ENT and discovered that I was allergic to trees! I know, my thoughts exactly, TREES?? Anyways, I now am taking medication twice a day for that, plus allergy shots once a week for the next year. I also saw a headache doctor several weeks ago to try and figure these things out and of course he told me what I already knew.....I am having migraines. The doctor explained that migraines HATE change and their are several factors that are triggering them....the allergies, the weather, my birth control/cycle, ect..... Up until this point the only thing that I have found to remotely cute the "edge" off the headaches has been BC powder (2 at a time) which is SO bad for my stomach, but "OH SO GOOD" when I am unable to function because of my headaches!! We are currently testing out some migraine medications, but so far the only luck I have had are some TERRIBLE scary side effects as a result of the meds! So in my mind I am battling what is worse...the debilitating headaches or the side effects of the medication?? It is one scary thing when you are taking medication that is messing with all the neurological stuff in your brain! So, all of this to say, PLEASE just keep me in your prayers! I am praying that we can find a medication to help, that doesn't offer their unpleasant side effects or that the Lord would just flat out take these crazy things away!! When these crazy headaches come on I find it so hard to function and lately that has been a lot...and when you have a baby at home and a house and husband to take care of, it just gets a bit overwhelming!!!:O

7 comments:

Paul & Heather said...

Faith - wow, will definitely keep you in my prayers. Having headaches like that would be NO fun, but having headaches like that ... and keeping up with an active little girl?! Praying that God heals you - completely.

Heather

Heather said...

Faith-

I am sorry to hear you are dealing with that! I had migranes really bad as a teenager and luckily I haven't had one since Gracie was a baby but I do know how terrible they are! I'll be praying for you.

sharaze said...

I'm in year 4 of allergy shots--I've tapered down to once a month now and I think that after my next appointment I will have permission to stop. I cannot even tell you how much my quality of life has improved since seeing the allergist. I was allergic to everything from trees to animals (pretty much everything tested except mold). I was miserable with headaches and sinus infections most of the year, but now I rarely get sick and rarely have to take my allergy pills or nose spray.

I'll definitely keep you in my prayers...especially since I've been there done that, in a way.

KimMc said...

Sorry to hear that you're having to deal with that! I will pray for God's complete healing!

Elizabeth said...

Dang girl,

That sucks! I'm SOOO sorry you're having to deal with that. We'll be praying for you.

Jay and Amanda Lemonds said...

Girl, I will be praying for you. I had no idea you were dealing with these horrible headaches! I will try to call you later.

Fred & Renee said...

Oh yea - BC Powders - good stuff.