Sunday, February 7, 2010

That was fun. Not.

While I was busy packing, surrounded by pukers, I may have overdid it. A little.

I woke up at 12:30 AM with a throbbing migraine. The entire contents of the medicine cabinet are on the bedroom dresser. This is the fall out from packing, cleaning, and painting the bathroom.

Feeling my way to the Imitrex box, I popped one out, and swallowed it; hobbled downstairs and made an ice pack, then settled back on the bed and waited for the effects of the miracle migraine medicine to begin.

I fell asleep.

I woke at 2:30 AM, migraine banging away and my neck feeling like a bomb was going to explode out the side. PRESSURE. THROBBING PRESSURE.

Fuck. A mother of a migraine. A two Imitrex migraine.

The well worn routine was repeated.

Mother fucker. 5:30 AM and I'm praying to the porcelain. Is it the migraine or has the flu made it's way to me....

I debate whether to take another Imitrex. Insurance only allows me 9 pills a month. But the movers are coming at 8 AM on Wednesday and the schedule has no room for mom to take a day off over the weekend. I NEED to kick the evil pain out.

This time I happen to turn on a light.

As I go to pop out another Imitrex, I ALMOST mistake the Imodium Advanced anti diarrhea medicine for the Imitrex. Yikes. Close call.

I vague feeling sweeps over me and I look at each of the boxes. They are not lined up in the order they would have been in the medicine cabinet. I count the pills.

Son of a bitch. I was taking the Imodium all night instead of the Imitrex.

Nice.

43 comments:

Twenty Four At Heart said...

OMG - I am so sorry! There is nothing worse than a migraine. Nothing. And, oh my, you aren't going to be able to shit for a week!

only a movie said...

oh no. xoxoxoxo

Beth said...

You poor thing. Migraines sound awful! I hope one pill kicked it out.

starrlife said...

You are not an idiot, constipated? Maybe.... Ooooohhh... that migraine sounds awful- it never fails on the biggest days does it? Good luck to you on the move.

mo.stoneskin said...

I suppose it could have been worse. Better Imodium than laxative right?

Hope the migraines sort themselves out quickly!

Maureen@IslandRoar said...

Oh, thank goodness you discovered this! I get killer migraines; if one wakes me up, imitrex pills won't touch it and I need the injectables which work so quickly. My doc fills out a form to override the insurance company allottments for the month. I don't know if that's a possibility for you (most insurance co don't even admit that this is a possibility, but it always is), but I know how hard it is to deal with a migraine when you don't have the correct meds.
I hope you felt better. Take it easy; it'll get done! xo

blueviolet said...

Oh no!!! All that suffering for nothing! I'm sorry... :(

Cristin said...

that sucks...i admit that i laughed at you a little, but it does totally suck.

good luck.

Linda said...

Oh crap! Oh sorry!

Michele said...

Oh no! Note to self. Move Imodium to other side of cabinet. I hope you are feeling better soon.

kyooty said...

OH no!!!! I hope it's finally "kicked" I woke up sunday with a pounding head but my migraines are not half as bad as they were before I had kids.

Brian Miller said...

ugh. that is horrible...hope you are feeling better....

Jan said...

Oh, no! Well, I have to echo what Mo said - it could have been a laxative. And you haven't gone over the migraine medication quota.

Dear Pseudo, I hope you are feeling better!

TechnoBabe said...

In your pain and exhaustion you did not turn on the light! So sorry for your migraine. Hope you are much better today.

Kristan said...

Oh geez, Pseudo... :( I'm sorry to hear about the mixup, but I hope you're feeling better now!

Jeff D'Antonio said...

Yikes. Glad it was imodium, and not something worse.

Hope you feel better.

Jack said...

Oh! Oh no! Hope your feeling a little better today. Now for the migraine hanger - almost as bad as the migraine itself... ALMOST.

Jack ♥

Sprite's Keeper said...

That sucks on so many levels. I hope you are feeling better, Pseudo! (Why is it after I am finally able to sleep off a migraine, I wake up feeling like a new person?)

gretchen said...

Oh NO! Well...if it makes you feel any better, my cousin once thought she was taking a sleeping pill so she could get a good nights sleep before a big job the next day. Instead, she accidentally took an ecstasy pill that someone had give her as a joke years before, and had been in the bottom of the drawer. And she couldn't even enjoy it, because she spent the night kind of tripping and worrying about sleeping!

Mama Badger said...

At least you figured it out in the end, right? Were you able to catch a few hours sleep, at least?

Good luck with the last minute stuff. It will all be worth it once it's done.

Maggie said...

*HUGS* Hope yo feel better soon.

Duchess said...

Mo.Stoneskin said just what I was thinking: better the immodium than the exlax.

As the Brits say, Keep your pecker up!

Miz Dinah said...

Well at least you won't get an abdominal migraine (it's real -- look it up!). Oops, sorry for shouting I'll use my quiet voice...

Lori said...

((((Pseudo)))))) This kind of pain sucks. Glad you figured it out. Hope you feel better soon. I will definetly be praying for you and the move on these nights I can't sleep. XX

Fragrant Liar said...

Yikes! Nothing worse than a migraine that won't go away with Immodium.

Hope you are now on the mend, Pseudo. Now that you have the lights on. :)

Matty said...

oh SHIT

lakeviewer said...

Look at it positively, you will not have loose stool for weeks.

Sorry about that migrane. I get them everytime the weather changes dramatically.

Christy (Columbia Lily) said...

aw! that sucks. So sorry, hope you are feeling better!

My name is PJ. said...

Holy CRAP!!!! I couldn't resist!

How tightly bound did you wind up??!!

How is the packing going? When is the big day?

Gaston Studio said...

OMG, it could have been much worse as I'm sure you're aware! Hope the migraine is now under control.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

At least you didn't have to take time out in the bathroom while working the move. Sorry about the headache though.

Anna See said...

yikes! i guess my questions are:

have you pooped since, and did the movers come?

hang in there, pseudo!

Mrsbear said...

Oh no! Constipation and the mother of all headaches. Hope you feel better...on both ends...

Kate said...

Ouch migraine and constipation....... sounds awful - wishing you a speedy recovery from both!

pink said...

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Amy said...

Oh I am so sorry that you did not take the right thing. OOps... I hope you are fine now. I wish I could help you pack.. I need some sunshine. Have a great day.. Round Robin is this Friday if you want to stop on by..

Casey said...

Holy shit. Literally. I hope you feel better soon, that's horrible.

Dingo said...

Day-um! You were treating the wrong end! Hope you are feeling better now and the move is going as well as any move can. Moving sucks.

Joanna Jenkins said...

@#$%^&

I am so sorry. And I apologize for laughing too.

That's just awful.

Sending hugs and hope you're well past feeling sick.

xo

♥ Braja said...

Shit. Or not....:))

I had one yesterday, splitting, soul-destroying headache...I don't know what it is....after effects of the accident, tension, something. Ouch. Heavy, heavy drugs are goooood.

Smart Mouth Broad said...

You poor thing. So did you laugh or cry when you figured it out?

Heather said...

Well hopefully you migraine is now under control and you won't have to worry about getting interupted with bathroom issues for the next couple of days.

creative kerfuffle said...

ok, that blows, but i did chuckle a little bit. i guess it could have been worse, you could have (if it came in pill form) taken ipecac (sp?)--that medicine that makes you hurl. THAT would have been ugly.