I learned something about migraines last night — they are significantly more painful and worse overall when you can’t take codeine. *grumps*
See, I’m ‘lucky’ when it comes to migraines. I get a bilnding aura first, which usually lasts 20-30 minutes. That’s more than enough time to take something before the headache part clamps down. And because codeine can be obtained over the counter here, that’s been my go-to. It can’t be right now because of the whole pregnancy thing, so I settled for a paracetamol (Tylenol/acetaminophen to USA people). Not only did I actually have to crawl into bed for a bit, I’m still feeling the effects today. I suspect I will have another migraine today, though hopefully I won’t have too many in a row. Obviously, I’d prefer to not have another one at all, but as beat up as I’m feeling right now, I’m not giving myself great odds against such a return.
Past that, just trying to keep my head down until this stupid nausea passes. I’ll be about nine weeks along tomorrow, so I reckon I’ve still got another 3 weeks of this horrid suffering. I’d prefer it to lift immediately, but… better to be realistic, I guess. *sigh* It still feels a little more intense every day, which makes me less optimistic about it ending sooner rather than later. Ah well, at least it serves as a dual reminder — that the tiny fetal one is probably hale, and that I never ever ever want to do this again!
Anyhoos, back to keep my head down. I hope everyone out there is doing alright.