Saturday, May 26, 2012

Dang MSG

I know MSG gives me headaches. Different amounts effect me differently.

It sucks but at the same time it's ok. Sodium Nitrates get me too. I miss out on some good stuff. Like bacon and Doritos. But at the same time it is better.

Today I ate a yummy Taco salad. I asked after what was in it. So a little headache comes on. Dang MSG...yummy taco salad.

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Too much to think about

My heart stopped the other day. I did not know where my child was and my heart stopped. And my mind raced. It was a very stressful day which lead to a dull headache sitting in the background.

Even after we found him and got him home safely my head is still spinning. Why and what the hell is she doing?

It is at those moments I must choose-continue or surrender.

And I surrendered this to God Almighty. Into His hands I put this issue. I cannot fix it. He can heal it. I surrendered my child to him. I have to trust His hands to protect when we cannot.

While not all my headache goes away a sense of peace comes over them.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Oh so very tired

I had no headache today! Wahoo!

But I am so tired. I feel like it takes everything I have to get through days of headaches. I push myself to prove I can continue. If I don't then I would have too many day where I do nothing. My kids don't need nothing from me. At least I can give them something.

I don't know if really it makes a difference. It takes too many days to recover. I feel tired for two or three days after. Then I am good.

I just hate this cycle....and so much needs to be done to break it....

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Monday, May 21, 2012

It is advisable not to..

...have testing done while you have a headache. I went earlier today to my doctor office to have some test done. I am pretty sure I failed. I also said I quit when it came to the break the artery test. Really who makes up these names?

Best thing I can do is keep humor in front of me. Break the Artery?

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I will not cuss....

I don't cuss. But gosh again I have a headache. I am trying to function in life and it just creeps up on me. Not cussing....

It's the annoying-I can function -getting dishes, laundry, talking to friends-kind. Not cussing....

I have been drinking coffee, water, maybe I should eat something. But I am not hungry.
Not cussing....

I need a spa date. A head massage. On a cruise ship. Not till September I can wait. Not cussing.

Hmmm feel better just not cussing!

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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Made it through the weekend

Well I did it! I made it through the weekend. I know your thinking big deal so did I! What you may not know is when I get out in the hot sun for long periods I typically end up with headaches.
Depending on what I did may depend how bad the headache.
Saturday I was in the sun for 6 hours at the ball park. By evening I felt like I was teetering on which way I was to go. Today, just a few hours. No headache!!

Whew-a headache free weekend! They are the BEST!

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Friday, May 18, 2012

The all of a Sudden Headache

Having an ok morning, I guess-then just like that head starts. Stress I don't know. I have a few things in the firer with no energy.
It's very frustrating -beyond frustrating.
I'm waiting test results from my oldest-wrapping up school-my computer is not working so it's hard to blog and get end if the year reports down.
Nothing beyond normal for me, except those test results for my oldest. I need to know he is ok-

Going to go take some medicine now:)

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Having a few Duh Momements

One of the ways my Dr. described the medicine to me was it caused people to be stupid. Yep that freaked me out. I read and read about the drug. At first I thought headaches or forgetting things. Which one? After having a few more headaches I thought I would take my chances.

Well folks-my stupid moments have arrived. Yep.
Yesterday I needed a cup to get a drink and I stood at the door of the pantry. Which then I really could not remember why I was there. And while cleaning I would lost track of what I was cleaning start cleaning something else.
Oh and I went to the store for milk and came home with a $100 of groceries.
Somethings I just stare out the window and I don't know why I am staring. I have misread emails-poor people on the other end!
And sometimes I want to say sometime and I cannot find the right word.

What's funny is this is kinda my life before. Having headaches messes with your brain. I felt like I was scattered brain all the timed.

Now what was I typing?

Just kidding!

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

When you need to function

Another morning, another headache. Same routine.

But this morning my oldest has an ultra sound to look at his liver. I was preparing myself to function to drive and get him there with the other two kids.

But my super wonderful husband was able step up to take him. So on went the tv for the boy's and I wen back to bed with my bear!

Just another day of functioning with headaches!

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Am I loosing weight?

Everything I read about Topamax
is one of the biggest side effects is loosing weight. Loss of appetite.
I have experienced some. I have always had a bad habit of skipping breakfast. But some days now it's not till dinner that I realized that I haven't eaten anything. I drink tea all day long-or coffee. I also notice that most times now I feel full before I am finished eating.
Over all I have dropped about 6 pounds in 2 1/2 weeks. Personally that's a side effect I can live with! But I don't want it to go to my head. Real weight loss comes from hard work, eating right and a right frame of mind. The boost is nice though!

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Tired headache

I have a headache today that makes me just want to sleep. I woke with it hoping it would go away. It hasn't.
I went to lunch with the kids and my sons girlfriend. Have to put a smile on. And sometimes when I don't feel great they tend to get away with things I normally am stricter at. It's frustrating.
I came home, I laid down, and two of my kids took naps. I didn't even put the five-year-old down. He just went.

Some days I function in small bits.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Soda is ruined

I had read that those on Topamax , that their taste buds change, especially with soda. So I really hadn't tried any in fear of what was going to happen. Sunday I drank Mountain Dew and it was a little weird but drinkable.
But the Coke I got today, blah it was horrible:(. I'm so sad. I don't drink it often, but enjoy it when I do.
But in exchange for less headaches-I am willing to not drink soda, but it is just another thing I can't eat or drink. Headaches take so much from you. (no MSG or sodium nitrates)

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Friday, May 4, 2012


I wake up often with headaches. I think that today's is from not sleeping right again on pillow and a stupid dream I had where I was on a train with an other little girl (I was a little girl to) and we were to get off at New York and I didn't know what stop to get off at! My alarm went off and I woke stressed. That happens often!

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Was it coming or going?

Today I woke with an other headache, but I couldn't tell if it was coming or going.  I got AnnieQ up and dressed, breakfast started then handed off the rest to Dan (wonderful hubby) so I could lay down after taking medicine.
I think it was going, still left over from yesterday.  I feel better now two hours later.
Here's hoping to a few more days headache free...

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Life goes one....

When you are a mom, and you have kids at home there is not much time to be sick.

For the last two hours I have been in bed.  Kinda sleeping.

Thankfully I have a wonderful 17 year old, a great 10 year who all keep track of the sweet 5 year old.

But I know what goes on!

And life goes one....

Waking up with headache


Today I have woken up with on oft headaches. I know the medicine wasn't going to cue it all, and still can go up, but the thought was grand.

Will start with Excedrin first. And some coffee in a bit.

Got kids to tend to!

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

So very tired

I am very tired today. I find very little energy to do much. It is frustrating.
The tingling comes and goes.
Last two days I have had a mild headache, not migraine or tension a little different.
Focus on kids and blogging

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