Holy headache Batman

The past week has been exceptionally trying on my physical health. At first, I had what I thought was a pinched nerve in my neck. My mom made a recommendation that I go see a Chiropractor, and though I was reluctant, I agreed.

See, the headache I have has been so bad that I’ve been having troubles seeing straight. When I stand up, if it’s too quickly, I feel as though I’m going to fall over. I have troubles turning my head. I’m afraid to drive. Honestly, walking down stairs has been quite difficult.

The visit to the Chiropractor was the wrong decision to make… mostly because the issues I’m having were not related to skeletal alignment. So, after another 2 days of suffering, I went to the doctor.

I’ve been dealing with sincerely debilitating pain for a few days. Now I am seriously contemplating going back to the doctor, or to the hospital. I seem to not be getting any better. It might be my anxiety doing the talking, but I feel like I might be getting worse.

The last time I can remember my head hurting even remotely close to this bad was a point in my life where I’d suffered a severe concussion after a physical altercation with a friend’s ex-boyfriend. (Honestly… a story for another day) Part of me, though, is wondering if the movements the Chiropractor did created concussion-like symptoms.

I’m not sure what I’m going to do. There’s not much the doctor can do for me right now. That’s pretty much the only reason I haven’t gone back.

If anyone has any suggestions to help with debilitating headaches, I’d gladly take them.

Ugh, my head hurts.

58 thoughts on “Holy headache Batman

  1. Ibuprofen or Excedrin migraine, get a sleep mask to block out all light, ear plugs to block out sound and try to sleep. If pain persists or worsens go to the ER and describe your symptoms. They may do a CT scan to make sure you don’t have a bleed on the brain. (It happened to my cousin without any trauma to the head) it could be a lot of things but to me it sounds like you need some tests to find the cause. Good luck. I hope you feel better soon.

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    1. Thank you for your tips. I appreciate them. I’ve been popping Ibuprofen way more often than I’d like this past week. I told myself if it doesn’t get better tomorrow I’m going to the hospital.

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      1. You’re a tough one dealing with it as long as you have. Feel better soon and update when you can.

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  2. With the heat increasing, sometimes….dehydration can be a simple culprit. I hope u are able to find some relief. I do not trust chiro unless first visiting a massage therapist first. Point being, in order to ‘adjust’ bone alignment…the muscles need to be “pliable” to the adjustment or more damage can ensue. best of luck~

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  3. I am going to be very practical, based on my own experiences. First, I have to admit that I am very suspicious about chiropractors precisely for the reason you are citing. I believe there very a couple of cases with me when they made things worse. I strongly prefer physical therapy :). Second, I would go to the doctor. I always tend to be like “oh, I can manage,” and that’s exactly why I did not go to the doctor for several months when I started to experience discomfort walking. And that was a very wrong decision on my part; I ended up with the surgery with an extremely long recovery period. Even now, 18 months later, I am not 100% recovered. So – please, go to the doctor 🙂

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    1. Oooh, you’re definitely making me think I should go to the doctor. Not that I need surgery… or would need surgery… moreso just that I want this to go away! Thank you for your motivation ❤

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      1. Hope you will keep your determination till the next day (=today :)) I am very good at motivation – reach out if there is any need for any motivation ever 🙂

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    1. I’ve never actually considered Botox before in my life. Don’t people get it in their face though? This headache is like… behind my ear/hairline/neck. I’m not sure if they do botox there? hmmm something to look into I guess.Thank you ❤

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  4. Go to ER or urgent care, Vee, if you’re feeling like you’re going to fall over if you get up too fast it’s worth a visit. If it turns out to be “just” a migraine they can at least give you a prescription med for that. I hope you feel better.

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    1. I told the doctor that on Friday when I was there and he wasn’t concerned about it. He just said it was a Migraine and gave me some pain meds!

      Thanks for the suggestion. I think I might go tomorrow if I’m still miserable when I wake up.

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      1. If you have migraines watch what you eat. Some foods and drinks can set a migraine off. If it’s a stress headache lower the stress. They take place in different parts of the head. I get nasty migraines and take a medication to keep them at bay.

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  5. I’m so sorry and do wish I could offer support. Try to get medical support and if they rule out anything serious, just know that your pain is real and serious! Everyone has a remedy for what worked for them, but know that sometimes it takes time to get to the bottom of it. It’s so very frustrating. Hope you feel better soon! ❤

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    1. Thank you, sweet soul ❤ I appreciate your sincerity, Mandy. I've been feeling very sorry for myself this past week, so it's nice to see such sweet messages.

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      1. Oh V, I just thought of something that I tried when I got terrible headaches- I know it sounds crazy but it worked. I had a cervical collar that I put on so my neck didn’t carry the weight of my head- they say heads weigh as much as a bowling ball🤪 and that stopped the headaches within minutes. I think the pain originated in my neck. Just a thought!💐

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  6. Drink a lot of water to the point you can’t stand water anymore. It sometimes helps. It really depends on what type of headache it is. Laying down on a tennis ball under your neck at the base of your skull on the floor. This helps with stress headaches sometimes.

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  7. I don’t have any advice to share, but I’m praying that whatever this is turns out to be minor. I hope you find some relief soon. Sending good vibes! 🥰🤗🥰🤗🥰🤗🥰 And from the cats😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻😻

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  8. Hey my shining star, if you’re getting fairly regular migraines, there’s a part of the ear that you can get pierced that has made a huge difference to a number of my friends. There looks to be a couple that may be of use to you. A Daith or a Rook piercing could be helpful. When I get migraines, I just need a dark room and plenty of hydration until it passes. Hope the doctor gets this fixed for you. You’re a constant support to me and I hope to be the same to you. Got everything crossed that you get relief from this ASAP. Sending love 🙂

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    1. This is the first time I’ve ever had a migraine. At least I think it’s a migraine. That’s what the doctor concluded today. I don’t know if I’ll run out and get any piercings (I’m a wuss for pain) but I’ve been drinking oodles of water and I am doing much better today than I was yesterday. Thanks for your note ❤

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  9. Sorry to hear you’re going through this. I experience something that sounds similar from time to time and it is ear crystals, also called benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. And, yes, a chiropractor could possibly aggravate something like that. If I don’t do something about them soon enough they cause a constant migraine in addition to the vertigo, and I use simple movements and manipulations to do so. It may be worth a quick search to see if that lines up with what you’re experiencing. Regardless, I hope it improves soon!

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  10. Damn, Gina. I’m sorry to hear your body is attacking you and honestly feel that it’s directly related to your stress level. At least, that’s how my anxiety and depression show up first. Take care of you, your situation IS going to improve, but give yourself a chance to recover from the stress of the past few weeks.
    Big hugs and blessings to you…
    Mya 🥰

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    1. It probably is directly related to my stress levels. I went back to the doctor today for some help and now my plan is to lay low and relax for the next few days at least. Thanks for your note and for making me smile

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  11. I’m sorry, it sounds like that doctor was VERY dismissive of your pain and experiences. Even if it is JUST a migraine, they should have cared enough to tell you what to expect and when to make a return visit if the migraine didn’t go away in a timely fashion. Something. Not impressed at all with how the doctor you saw handled it.

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    1. The doctor was much nicer when I went back today. I think he was surprised by the fact that it had been so many days and I seemed worse than I had before. Hopefully I don’t have to deal with this again any time soon.

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    1. The more I’ve been talking to people, the more I think it might be a migraine. Since I’ve never had one before, I didn’t really know what it was. Everyone seems to think it’s a migraine though. They say when I describe symptoms that’s what it sounds like. Maybe that’s it!

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  12. There is a pressure point in the fleshy part of the hand between the thumb and forefinger. Supposed to help with headaches (not for me, but for some, unless I’m doing it wrong lol). Maybe google pressure points, see what you find. Yoga is supposed to be good sometimes too. My favourite site is http://www.doyogawithme.com they have a lot of free “classes”

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    1. I love yoga! I used to go all of the time.

      I’ve heard of pressure points but I’ve never tried it. I’ll have to google and do some research. Thank you for the suggestion.

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  13. Hope you are feeling better Vee. I shall send you healing.
    If you can get HOMOEOPATHIC medicine where you live: Nux Vomica 200; four times a day.
    Get well soon 😊🌹🤗

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    1. We really don’t have homeopathic or naturopathic medicine practices here. It’s too small of a town. Definitely in bigger cities, but not in smaller places like this, sadly!

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      1. No worries. Ten minutes from now sit quietly , mindfully😊; and I shall send you healing. For about 5 minutes
        After that take a cup of tea : anything soothing – hibiscus, chamomile etc and sleep.
        You shall be cured 🙏🙏

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