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Yeah nah I can live without this mmk? - Tactical Ninja

Jan. 30th, 2012

08:43 am - Yeah nah I can live without this mmk?

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This is my first day back at work. So far it feels a bit strange. That could be because I woke up with a migraine this morning. Which is somewhat concerning.

When I was a teenager going through puberty, I used to get migraines a LOT - like, every 6 weeks or so from age 13 through to about 17. I'd see the flashing lights and know that I should take four aspirin and go hide in a dark room for the next 6 hours with a bucket as aliens tried to bust out of my skull and my stomach at the same time. Then when I was 17, they just stopped and I didn't get another for a really long time.

Then in 2007, I saw the flashing lights again, and felt that familiar sinking in the pit of my stomach. But it didn't turn into anything - the small dots of light would grow to the edge of my vision, then just go away.

Then yesterday, that happened, only I ended up with a headache - not a bad one but bad enough to take some paracetamol, and leave me with that weird swimmy feeling as if my brain had come unanchored. And this morning I woke up at 5:30am with the flashing lights again, and this time the headache was worse and I felt a bit sick. Still nothing like they used to be but I'm feeling pretty dislocated right now and somewhat concerned at having two of these so close to each other. I'm aware that at 41 I'm approaching the age where my hormones'll start changing again (which seems to be what brought it on last time) but my family usually leaves that stuff for another 5 years or so. Anyway, if it happens again I'll be off to the doctor.

Meanwhile, I just had three unexpected weeks off work and I need to be here and switched on. I have half the equation right, right?

PS Dr Wheel makes everything better, even if I can't see him properly. ;-)

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From:tatjna
Date:January 29th, 2012 08:20 pm (UTC)
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My flashy lights are so flashy that they will drown out (at least half of) your Mitochondrion ones.

PS congratulations
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From:pombagira
Date:January 29th, 2012 10:30 pm (UTC)
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could be stress related to, as you have had quite a few stressy things bouncing about, and changes in your life of late?

yay for having a Dr Wheel tho..

*smiles*
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From:missgriim
Date:January 30th, 2012 02:10 am (UTC)
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I have had very horrible migraines in the past, usually associated with the sun or sinus infections. I really hope that you have gone to see a neurologist just to ensure everything is okay :D
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From:tatjna
Date:January 30th, 2012 02:12 am (UTC)
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I had a CAT scan looking for tumours in my inner ear recently - they scanned my whole head so I'm pretty sure if there was a lump in my brain they'd have told me.

But yeah, if it persists I'll definitely be getting it checked out. My brain is really important to me.
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From:missgriim
Date:January 30th, 2012 02:16 am (UTC)
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I'm glad to hear that :)
So, what have you been up to of recent?
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From:tatjna
Date:January 30th, 2012 02:43 am (UTC)
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I have been up to my eyeballs in an intensive course on climate change, which has necessitated 3 weeks off work. The day after the course finished, Dr Wheel arrived home (like, permanently). *squee*

Other than that I haven't had time to do anything interesting, although that has been interesting enough. Now that's done I'm back to qualitative analysis of people's drug habits. ;-)

How about you?
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From:missgriim
Date:January 30th, 2012 04:13 am (UTC)
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Very interesting; a course on climate change. What is your major in college, and what do you do for work currently? I'm glad Dr. Wheel is back, you really missed him!! well, Ive started school, which I am enjoying throughly, a bit perterbed that my English teacher never shows up for class however :/
Going on adventures with my boyfriend, learning to play Halo, doing homework, and trying to be home as little as possible :-)
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From:slavezombie
Date:January 30th, 2012 02:35 am (UTC)
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Weird how migraine can come and go like that. I experienced similar headaches in 94. They lasted two or the three years.it WA a result of a concussion that opened a small gash on my brow. Once I started eating artichokes, they went away. I hope it's nothing serious.
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From:tatjna
Date:January 30th, 2012 02:44 am (UTC)
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Artichokes, hmm? *goes to investigate*
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