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Can't escape!

Sep 22, 2017 5:01 PM

Today my headache is so bad... it's been unrelenting for five days and today is the worst. Of course my stress level is high and my body hurts all over. I sometimes think the worst part of all of my illnesses is an overwhelming feeling of being trapped... like I can't escape my own body and the pain and symptoms. I'm usually someone who works so hard to stay positive and think positive as I believe it has an impact on the course of my illness (and an occupational hazard as I'm a psychotherapist) but today I'm feeling my my body is my own personal hell that I want to escape from. I'm just venting but needed to say this all to someone who might understand or relate. I'm so sad that I'm gonna lose yet another evening with my family as any light (I'm wearing sunglasses in a dark room to even write this) is horrible and yet I can't sleep because fully laying down is making the horrible pain worse.... ahhhhhh 😢

Sep 22, 2017 6:47 PM

I am so sorry! I too am just getting over a three day migraine! I also suffer from all kinds of headaches! According to my neurologist all of the variation of headaches possible! I hope you feel better soon!

Sep 24, 2017 10:38 AM

I'm sorry to hear. I believe the muscle relaxant/anxiolytic Baclofen can help with migraines. It does so much more than its description

Sep 25, 2017 7:31 AM

I often feel trapped in my body, locked in with pain. I have Trigeminal Nuralgia. My pain is always literally right in my face. And that is only one of several painful conditions I have. I've written a lot about being trapped in never ending pain. Sometimes getting the feelings out is the only way to not let them eat at me. Hope your pain gives you a rest.

Sep 25, 2017 2:48 PM

I am sorry you are going through this. I normally do not suffer from a lot of head aches but when I do most of them are sinus. I have however know the feeling of being trapped in your own body. I have had some kind of chronic pain for most of my marriage and I have been married for 27 years. I can not remember a life without pain.

Sep 25, 2017 4:54 PM

Waving -- I take 20mg of Baclofen 3x daily... I'm on three types of headache prevention medications.

Thanks everyone for your comments. Sometimes it's just nice to know others who understand are listening...

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