Well, my return from holiday hasn’t gone to plan, and I thought I would both explain my reasons for the lack of decent posts and also ask for the help of the docs out there who read my blog (I know there’s at least one of you…you know who you are!!)
On Thursday, I was taken into a local hospital with a suspected sub arachnoid haemmorhage (bleed in the brain). Following a normal MRI scan and a normal (but tortuous 1.5hrs long) lumbar puncture, I was discharged yesterday, but the headache and nausea remains. I have had no diagnosis and in total they have tried Morphine, I.V paracetamol, brufen, codeine, tramadol, naproxen and another nerve acting analgesic that I cannot remeber the name of, and finally a triptan drug, all to no benefit. I have now just taken some amytriptaline as directed by my gp and then may have to start betablockers tommorrow.
Thats my reason for not posting (although I have some good stories to tell that I have been saving ), my question for the medics is this though.
I have had an occipital headache, sudden onset, with very painful eyes and nausea since Thursday. Since yesterday the nausea has eased, but what I am finding strange now is that when I lie down, most of the pain goes and I am fairly comfortable, but as soon as I sit up or stand up, the pain comes back within a few seconds and remains as long as I am up. Once I lay down again, the pain goes within a couple of minutes.
I know that SAH, and meningitis have been ruled out and that this may just be a severe migraine ( although I have never had migraine before) but how come the pain comes and goes so quickly depending on position. My obs were all completely normal throughout my hospital stay so I am assuming that BP is not a problem.
I’m getting fed up now and want to get back to normal.
Thanks for hanging around!!
P.S I have some massive news that I am hoping to share sometime soon, once everything has been agreed and my partner in crime (not Mrs 999) and I decide on a time to let you all in on it.