Friday, February 13, 2009

More Symptoms

Just journaling some more symptoms I've been experiencing lately. You may remember the migraine I had for the first time in my life just recently, and also that I've been extremely sensitive to light.

Last night the head pain came back. It's different from any kind of headache I've ever had. Normally when I get headaches, they will be in the temple area. But these new headaches are all over the top of my head, and there is a lot of pressure. It hurts so bad I sometimes think I could find relief by banging my head on the wall!

I've been taking aspirin, Aleve, ibuprofen and others to try to rid myself of these headaches but to no avail. (Also, my helpful husband has been rubbing the top of my head to help alleviate the pain.)

At this point I'm trying to figure out if this is a spiritual symptom. The more my head hurts, the more the lights hurt my eyes or vice versa.

I am reminded of the dream I had on January 28th about trepanation, where a man told me he had had trepanation and I said to him, "I'll never have trepanation." Maybe the dream was foretelling that I'd start to have these feelings in my head as if my brain was getting too big for my skull.

11 comments:

NinRose said...

It's unlikely your brain is getting too big for your skull. :)
From the view of a massage therapist, I'd say you probably need to relax your neck and shoulder muscles. From a spiritual standpoint, if you are meditating that can bring on headaches if you are trying to get messages, because you will be concentrating instead of relaxing. In other words trying too hard to be receptive can give you a headache.

Sophia said...

I've got some muscle relaxers but they make me sooooo sleepy! I'll try to be more aware of how tense my shoulder and neck muscles are. Sometimes I suddenly realize that certain muscles are very tense, so that could very well be the reason.

I'm not meditating very often but I am starting to a few minutes before and after sleep lately. A couple times I heard this high pitched noise in my ears and I'd focus on that as the meditation.

I could be trying too hard to be receptive. I want to be very receptive!

Anonymous said...

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/545187

Anonymous said...

I guess that link does not work. Google sucrolose + migraine.

Sophia said...

Thanks for the information.

I do use Sweet 'n Low to sweeten my tea, but according to the articles I find on the search you've recommended, it blames Splenda for the Migraines. I don't consume any Splenda as far as I know.

But thank you for your idea.

Siegfried said...

Just sit. Live with it.

NinRose said...

You might benefit from reiki and massage therapy. There must be some hoslistic practioners in your area that would be worth checking out. :)

Anonymous said...

Here is a list of products containging Sucrolose:

http://www.vitaminlady.com/articles/sucraloseproducts.asp

Sophia said...

Siegfried,

It looks like that's my only option!

:)

Sophia said...

NinRose,

I'll have a look see around my area. I had once thought of acupuncture.

The only obstacle is finding a provider that my insurance will pay for.

Meanwhile, every morning one of my cats walks on my back. :)

Sophia said...

Anonymous,

Bless you for looking into this for me.

I do not use any of the products on that list.