Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Well, That Isn't Working

(6:49 a.m.) My doctor has me on a low dosage of an old blood-pressure med, in an attempt to stave off my headaches. I ran through most of the usual drugs used to treat 'em long ago and have been relying on Vitamin I -- ibuprofen -- for years. Doesn't stop a headache but usually knocks it down to a dull and distant irk.

So this stuff is "can't hurt," my BP being very mildly at the high end of normal (at home) and just over it (if measured in a doctor's office).

No harm, but not help, either. This morning, I have as bad a headache as I have had in years. I'm not moving well and I am typing this without looking at the screen, 'cos it hurts to. If the Vitamin I doesn't do its job toot-de-sweet, I'm lookin' at losing a day's pay. :(

(7:15 a.m.) Better Living Through Science: Yes! Pain is...okay, not gone, but it's changed from "800-lb gorilla" to one of those little marmoset guys no taller than your finger. Here's to treating the symptoms!

6 comments:

Joseph said...

Glad to hear your headache is at least down to a dull roar...hope it continues to go away, Roberta.

GBBL said...

I wish that would work for me, but I'm glad it works for you.

BobG said...

I remember getting migraines when I had high blood pressure during my twenties and thirties. Cut my salt intake down, drank more water, and ate more of the alliums. Brought my BP down without medication.

Jerry said...

Vitamin I made my day. I do the BIG bottle. It's not really the age, I think it's the mileage.

Jeffro said...

Damn. Wish they'd get that figured out for ya.

mikelaforge said...

Do you or your P.A. check your blood pressure in both arms? Just read an article in the AARP weekly sheet about that. Planning on doing that myself tomorrow with my machine. Apparently significant differences can indicate problems (I'm skittish a'cause a relative had some clot issues once upon a time).