When you think you’re having a stroke


I experienced the worst migraine of my life last week…. It lasted from wednesday through sunday and at one point I honestly thought I might be having a stroke or a bleed in the brain… I was so scared…

Just started as a good old fashioned migraine, but it didn’t progress like usual, no jaw pain, it felt like the top of my head was exploding off… my meds barely touched the pain and it got to the point where on Friday I was bedridden…

I should have called the specialists office that day, but I’ve been so fed up with the lack of return phone calls regarding my medication side effects and the fact that I can’t get a straight answer from a doctor that I thought I would just tough it out…

Steve had been out of town all week and when he got back on Friday he said that he would take me into the ER if it hadn’t improved at all… By 5:30 I couldn’t see straight and I was nauseous… So prior to going to the ER I paged my doctor… Well I guess a page at 5:30 on a Friday does not make your doctor happy because he really tore me a new one about not calling the office during the day and then basically accused me of not doing anything to treat the migraine over the past few days…

I was so pissed off and hurt… here I was ready to cut my head off and the doctor is belittling me… he informed me that he didn’t want me to go to the ER and instead would call me in some different medications that should break the migraine…  by that night there really had been no change in the migraine but it was dulled enough that I could sleep a bit…

Saturday was ok for a few hrs, as in the pain was manageable with the pain meds he had called in but out of no where around 3 pm my head began to feel like it was splitting open… I started to have blurred vision, I couldn’t formulate sentences and was slurring my speech and my left arm and leg were tingling…

I have never been so terrified in my life… You would think someone like myself would immediate get to the ER for treatment but I completely panicked and ended up in the fetal position on the couch refusing to talk to Steve or answer any phone calls… My hands were spasming and finally I did what no one should do and took extra pain meds in hope that I could atleast fall asleep…

a half hour later I was out cold on the couch and the next morning the migraine had broke… I felt completely weak, my head felt heavy but all I could think was that I could talk, walk, and think… Needless to say if I ever go through that again I’ll neglect to page the doctor and take myself directly to the ER… I don’t know what caused everything that climaxed on Saturday but it physically and emotionally drained me…

So for now as life shows no sign of slowing down I am living on green monster shakes, smart ones frozen dinners, yogurts and luna bars… hoping that a steady diet will eliminate some of the variations that may have played into triggering my migraine…  I’ve been going to sleep by 9:30 at night… and just trying to take things one day at a time…

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3 thoughts on “When you think you’re having a stroke

  1. Omggggg nat! I knew it was bad but I didnt know it was that bad! Im only 2 mins away, you shoulda/coulda called! *hugs*

  2. I would be terrified as well! I’m glad you are better though. I been trying to take it day by day myself. School is stressing me out, but I think you understand that as well.

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