(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!
CHICAGO RAILROAD FAIR, 1948
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