I just can't stand it anymore. I am Queen of the Headaches...and I'm tired of it.
I have had lots 'o headaches for quite a few months now (possibly 6+??) and I'm still trying to get to the bottom of it.
1. I'm a teeth grinder/smasher/clencher in my sleep. I can't seem to stop doing it...I don't know if it's stress related or what? I can't really afford the mouth piece from a dentist and I won't even bother spending my money on an over the counter piece becuz I obviously don't like things in my mouth while I sleep. When I used to wear a retainer, that sucker never stayed in my mouth long. As soon as I fell asleep, I think I pitched it across the room. I'd find it halfway in the hallways or buried in dust bunnies under the bed. I have a dentist appointment this week so I'll broach the subject with them. Again.
2. Vision problems. I'm having more and more problems lately with seeing stuff far away. The first thing I noticed was while driving on the highway, I can't see signs (unless they are right up on top of me). And when I'm standing at the deli counter, I gotta get up REALLY close in order to see the lunch meat labels. It's frustrating! My mom is far-sighted and my dad was near-sighted, so I guess it was only a matter of time before this became an issue for me. I have an appointment with an eye doctor next month so we will see how that goes!
3. Dryness in my house. I have NO IDEA if this can cause headaches but it's wicked dry in my home and I wake up every morning with what feels like a mouth full of cotton and a dry/sore throat. I usually have to guzzle a gallon of water to feel "normal" again. I already told D we need to get a humidifier. STAT.
4. Caffeine. I really don't consume much caffeine but I would say maybe a cup a day (tea or coffee or hot chocolate). It never used to give me a head ache before, but who knows if my body has changed? But I refuse to completely give it up.
So that is my tale of whoa. I know everyone around me is tired of hearing me whine about it. And I'm sure ADVIL has most likely burned a hole in my stomach by now. I should have bought STOCK in the stuff.
I just want to throw on an eye mask, turn off all the lights, and curl up under a blanket till it goes away. Since I'm at work, that obviously is not an option. Maybe I can huddle under my desk????