November 20, 2005

Any suggestions?

Well...I've been pretty-much ill of health for better than three weeks now. It started out with your basic Flu symptoms, body aches, runny nose, coughing jags, the works. It then progressed into a stomach virus kinda thing, lot's of gastrointestinal issues. Nowaday's, it's merely a runy nose, and a headache. I can deal with the nasal drip, it's just that the headache has lasted for better than a week and a half.

I'll down 800 milligrams of Ibuprofen, and it'll go away for a couple of hours, and then it's right back in full force. I'm taking up to 2400 mg's a day, and the problem is still not going away. It's affected my thinking in merely all the aspects of my life. On this last elevator, I've redone more tasks than when I started with the company...due to stupid shit that I've missed because I'm thinking about my headache more than the job. It pisses me off, because I know that I'm better than what I've shown. But Godammit. I'm sick.

Anybody got any good home remedy's?

Posted by Johnny - Oh at November 20, 2005 12:10 AM | TrackBack

Hmmmmm. The headache almost sounds like a migraine (granted - a big one)that is cycling itself over and over.

Try taking claritin for the nasal drip stuff (sometimes it can help to just change the meds -- and Claritin is 1 pill per 12 hours and it doesn't make *me* drowsy. YMMV.) and increase your water intake a bunch.

For the headache -- along with ibuprofin you can massage a pressure point on your hand. It's the "meaty" area that bridges your index finger and thumb. Don't be surprised if it's sore as hell when you start. I have used the technique to break the migraine cycle myself a few times.

Otherwise, it might just be time to go to the doctor.... Feel better soon!

Posted by: Richmond at November 20, 2005 10:47 AM

hydrate, hydrate, hydrate,

buy some airborne, liquid vitamins...

go to the Damn. Dr.......

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at November 20, 2005 03:31 PM

Mmmm... percocet...

Posted by: Princess Cat at November 20, 2005 03:52 PM

Soak it in cider 'til th' swellin' goes down.

Posted by: Tuck at November 20, 2005 07:29 PM

I always answer headaches with 800 mg ibuprofin and Jack Daniels. But that might not be a good idea working on elevators.

Posted by: Contagion at November 21, 2005 08:36 AM