Monday, March 7, 2011

Slow Weekend

Dawn is experiencing another bout with the cluster headaches. This is her second or third year to suffer with them. These headaches only last a few minutes each episode but she may have twenty a day. The after effect is exhaustion.

It seems they come on in early spring and last four to six weeks. They go into remission and will return again in the late fall. She has text book symptoms and her doctor says there isn’t anything they can do for her. The cause has not yet been discovered.

It is really difficult to watch her suffer with the terrible pain these headaches cause. Yesterday afternoon she was in tears and I felt helpless. She is in her third week so we are hoping they will soon return to remission.

This weekend I packed up a few more boxes for storage and did some odd and in things around the house. Other than that, we didn’t do much at all.

Travel Safe Dawn and Denise

8 comments:

  1. I'm certainly no doctor (I don't even play one on TV) but I am a migraine sufferer so I feel her pain.

    I could be way off base, but her symptoms actually sound allergy related. Has she seen an allergist or immunologist?

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  2. I'm another one with migraines, so although it is a different syndrome, I certainly feel for Dawn. Hope she is better soon.

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  3. Probably not a very good consolation, but I had those for some time while going through menopause, and afteward they went away. Changing hormones seem to trigger them I think. Condolences to Dawn, they are hell.

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  4. Sorry to hear about Dawn's headaches. Hope they stop soon.

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  5. I used to have log lasting migraines. Biofeedback and self hypnosis tapes worked for me when drugs never came close. Hope they go away soon.

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  6. I'm so sorry Dawn feels lousy...Maybe she should try a pain clinic...just a thought...My daugher has Migraines..takes Exedrine for Migraines...

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  7. Hate that she is going through this again. Give he my best. I will be praying for her.

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  8. So sorry to hear Dawn isn't feeling well. Hoping it will pass soon.

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