I have a headache.
I get these headaches sometimes. They are probably migraines, considering the light and sound sensitivity, the nausea, and the desperate need to curl up in a dark and silent room for the duration. Nothing works to get rid of them. Well, it seems to help if I alternate Excedrine Migraine and Ibuprofen every two hours at a little over max dosage, but not enough to really call it working.
I have talked to docs about them before, but I always seem to get the same story from them:
"Lay off the nicotine, caffeine, and lose 50lb. Cut out all salt, spicy foods, fat, sugar, and flavor from your diet....then come back and if you still have the headaches we will talk about what to do."
C'mon, give me a break! Why can't the docs just realise that, short of being locked in a padded cell for 4-6 weeks while I detox from all the smoking and Mt. Dew drinking I do, that is not going to happen?
I hear that whenever I go to the doc for anything. I don't know if they won't listen to me because I am fat, or tall, or a redhead....maybe I just don't cry enough. I really don't get it. Just because I am fat, I deserve to hurt?
Does anyone out there know the trick to getting docs to pay attention? Cuz I am really, really hurting today...