All weekend, I have had a terrible headache. It started Friday night and has been so bad, I’ve barely been able to sleep. The only time I was able to sleep was when I took the maximum dose of my medicine.

Since I started my new headache treatments in March, the headaches have come with less frequency. I think I told y’all that I’d had a chronic cluster headache that lasted from November to March. By mid-April, the headache had stopped completely and I was down to one headache every week or so, and even those were less intense than the worst of the never-ending headache that I had been experiencing. The one I have experienced this weekend has been pretty bad and has been accompanied with nausea.

I’m pretty sure this is just stress, and hopefully it will be better today. I’m also hoping for some news on the results of my job interview this week. My fingers are still crossed, and I continue to pray for me to get this job.

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I began my life in the South and for five years lived as a closeted teacher, but am now making a new life for myself as an oral historian in New England. I think my life will work out the way it was always meant to be. That doesn't mean there won't be ups and downs; that's all part of life. It means I just have to be patient. I feel like October 7, 2015 is my new birthday. It's a beginning filled with great hope. It's a second chance to live my life…not anyone else's. My profile picture is "David and Me," 2001 painting by artist Steve Walker. It happens to be one of my favorite modern gay art pieces. View all posts by Joe

8 responses to “Headache

  • listener87

    feel your pain. all weekend, mine was the same. took some herbal stuff for migraines which actually seemed to help almost better than my prescription ones.

  • Rick

    hope you’re feeling better. have you ever tried acupuncture?

    good luck with your job hunt!

    • closetprofessor

      I haven’t tried acupuncture, but one of the best treatments I e ever had was a neuromuscular massage. I really need to find someone who will do that on a regular basis.
      As for the job search, I hope it will be over soon. You never know how things will go though. Thanks for the well wishes.

      • Rick

        at one point in my life, a very stressful period, i had debilitating migraines off and on. i learned to take imitrex at the slightest first sign of a headache. of course the imitrex itself knocked me out but it also completely eliminated the pain and other deleterious symptoms of migraine.

        in any case, i see an acupuncturist regularly now and haven’t taken imitrex in a very long time. it never ceases to amaze me how effective acupuncture is for all sorts of physical ills, as well as everyday stress and even the more profound emotional pain that results from the loss of a loved one, etc.

        i wish you all the very best of health and, again, the best of luck in the world of work!

  • listener87

    it’s called “Migraine Headache Relief” by Hyland’s, quick-dissolving tablets.

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