Before going to sleep this morning, my brain decided that a case of vertigo was needed. The experience was nauseating to say the least. So much so, I went into the bathroom in order to just sit on the toilet in case I threw up. I’m not sure why this kicked in, but I did not like it one bit.
Even as I lay in bed trying to deal with it, I was feeling sick to my stomach. It’s been years since I have had the sense of being “tilted”. There was a sense of being off balance and the floor was higher than it is. The sensation was as if my brain was glitching out.
As a small child I remember reveling in the sensation, trying to keep it as long as possible. I would try and control what was going on in my brain at age four. Little did I know that it was due to ear infections and fevers back then.
Today was unexpected. I’m not sick, nor do I have issues with my ears anymore. But as quickly as it started, it abruptly ended. Hopefully not to return.
Over the past week or so I have had some major headaches going on. Part of it is because of the stress load from work. Part of it feels like it is from dehydration. Sometimes it’s due to caffeine withdrawal. Pretty sure it’s an amalgamation of all of these and more.
I’m trying to figure out the best way to get rid of the headaches. Every night I hope for them to just go away with a good night’s sleep. But that hasn’t worked. I wake up with a throbbing pain each morning. It has even caused my eyesight to be blurry and strained while using my phone or computer when I start my day. I’m not at the debilitating migraine level, thank goodness.
Still, I wake up in the morning and take a couple of Advil which seems to help. The headaches eventually go away for a while. Only to come back a few hours later. Meaning I need to take more Advil. This cycle isn’t really what I want. Throughout my day I am drinking more water and hope to balance out the pain slowly.
A part of me thinks these headaches are because of my Sober September plan. I’ve never thought of myself as having a drinking problem, but maybe the alcohol not in my system is a part of these headaches. I’ll wait and see how this plays out. Chances are I might continue into a Sober October.
I finished my night shift at work with a massive headache. Not from the work itself- that rarely bothers me. My head was pounding. Throbbing behind my eye. My jaw was sore. All because I didn’t have any coffee for the past two days.
I can’t believe it’s all because of a lack of drinking coffee. But it is. They say drinking coffee stunts your growth. Maybe not physically in my case, but perhaps mentally. The lack of coffee had left me unfocused because of the pain.
But I made it through the shift. Groggy and sore. Now it’s time to grab a coffee and off to bed. At least I have the ability to sleep after drinking coffee.