Y’all. It’s been a rough week, I’ll be honest with you. I’ve had a headache for probably 6 of the past 7 days (Saturday was OK for some reason). I’ve tried everything. Painkillers, extra caffeine, removing caffeine, more sleep, less sleep, sitting quietly in the dark, going out and running errands to keep my mind off of my headache, extra hydration, hot packs and cold packs.
At most, I’ve gotten a relief for an hour or two at a time, but my headache keeps coming back. It’s now managed to migrate from my head, down into my neck and shoulders (probably because I’ve gotten so stressed about it, I’m tensing up the muscles in my shoulders… sigh.)
This morning I’ve been sitting quietly in a semi-darkened room, knitting and listening to podcasts (because looking at screens (like the TV) seems to exacerbate my headache), drinking a Coke (because coffee sounds gross right now, but I wanted to see if caffeine might help my head this morning), and taking turns with the hot and cold packs. It seems to be helping, and hopefully by the time I need to leave the house for work this afternoon, I’ll be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed (or at least I won’t be dragging as much as I have been the last few days).
I’ve got a bunch of cold packs left over from when I used to play roller derby, but none of them have sleeves as nice as this- I might need to make one or two to have on hand the next time my head gets the best of me.
Knitted Ice Pack Cozy by Ampy Versalles-CurtisI’ve got a heating pack that I made years ago that I filled with barley. I like it a lot (I’ve got it on my shoulders right now). But, it’s gotten a bit stained and worn over the years, so maybe I should crochet up a cute little pouch for it. I like the little crocheted buttons, especially
Comfort Pack by Donna Hulka
I’m so ready for this headache to go away! Do you have any remedies for a stubborn headache?