March 9, 2008

The Throb

I don't get headaches. Well, maybe once every 3 or 4 months I will have a mild headache. Yesterday, completely out of the blue, I had the worst headache I've had in years.

Yesterday while eating lunch with Melissa, my parents, aunt, uncle, and cousin it just hit me. I felt perfectly fine before going into the restaurant. As soon as I sat down at the table I started seeing spots. I just assumed it was the bright windows contrasting with the dark restaurant, so I didn't think too much of it. Be the time we finished eating I was no longer seeing spots but my head was absolutely throbbing. I went to the bathroom and saw in the mirror the veins in my forehead were bulging out. I had never experienced anything like this before.

After returning home I took some ibuprofin and went to bed. I ended up sleeping for 4 hours. I was pretty disoriented when I woke up around 7 p.m. thinking it was the middle of the night. But the good news was the throbbing headache was gone. I felt tired and weak, but this uncomfortable feeling was nothing compared to what I was feeling before the nap.

So in short, I felt terrible yesterday, but I'm much better now. No need for worries.


Anonymous said...

I hate to break it to you, but "seeing spots" and "throbbing" veins are MIGRAINE HEADACHES. Let's pray this is your FIRST and LAST one.

Glad you're better today!


Melissa said...

This happens to me most of the time after running in extreme weather (either hot or cold). I think its a combination of changes in blood pressure, dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, and in yesterday's case: waiting a really long time to eat after the race. Hell, I felt almost this bad afterwards and all I did was stand outside and watch the race. The only thing that usually works for me is sleeping it off and of course food and gatorade.