Monday, September 27, 2010

A bad case of the Mondays

It's Migraine Day again today. Not as bad as it was a couple of weeks ago. I have started a calendar to get some hard information on what my headaches are doing.

One thing that trips me up is that many of my headaches seem like sinus headaches in some ways, but migraines in others. I hate to take sumatriptan if it's not a migraine, because then I would get to deal with the muzzy feeling for the rest of the day (and still have the headache). But in the literature, an awful lot of people think they have sinus headaches when they actually have migraine syndrome. Guess I'll break down and take a sumatriptan in another half an hour (tried ibuprofen at 7:15, acetaminophen at 10:30).

Here's one abstract on a double-blind study of sinus versus migraine headache. And here's another.

4 comments:

Wendy said...

Migraines are no fun at all. I hope you feel better. Usually a combination of tylenol and advil, and going to lay down in a dark room helps me the most when I get them.

Catherine said...

I hope you are feeling better by now. In the past I had headaches I thought were sinus, but I had to be in a dark room. That was years ago and no problems now.

Mrs. Mac said...

You and Katie need to compare notes (and prescriptions). How about eye strain from typing all day (sorry to go there). Feel better soon. I'll pray tonight that the Lord will just deliver you from these headaches.

Hugs,

Staci said...

A nurse friend told me this combination for migraines: 600 mg ibuprofen and 1 extra strength Tylenol together every 6 hours. My dentist also had me do this for a toothache caused by sinus pressure. Good luck!