Thank you Abigail for taking the time to share your story with me. I have heard before of woman who had chronic headaches and when preg., they virtually disappeared. Then after the baby was born, they still had much less of them than before. My sister is also someone who had frequent ha's and they got MUCH better after her 2nd baby.
I know in my heart that most of these headaches are rebound. When your constantly in pain, your constantly reaching for meds. And I know from experience (having been in headache hospital 2x) all about rebound and if u take medication daily, you'll get rebound headaches. But it's just so hard to NOT take anything. Especially with having to work and function.
Im so used to constant pain that you'd think i could handle not taking anything and just seeing if it goes away on its own, but i guess bcuz i get so frustrated with NEVER feeling good, I can't suffer.
Right now i'm on a bad streak taking Ibuprophen (2-4 a day) and it's messing with my stomach big time. Having the worst heartburn, which isn't good bcuz i had a bleeding ulcer a couple years ago and had to have 3 units of blood bcuz of all the blood loss in my stool. I passed out and everything,,,,it was scary.
NO EXXAGERATION, I have a headache or migraine EVERY SINGLE DAY. I haven't NOT had one in over 4 years....and that only lasted 2 wks (was right after i came home from Chicago headache hospital stay). So i know what its like to take something every day, sometimes the headache comes back later on in day and i have to take something AGAIN!!
But i'm at the 1.5mg mark in tapering off the sub., and my headaches are worse at this point bcuz of tapering. Which is what i've heard is a symptom of coming off these things. I freak out though every time i think of getting prego again (had 2 misc. last year) bcuz i can't IMAGINE NOT being able to take anything for pain. Since i've been preg. 2x, and had a few MAJOR migraines during both times, i'm scared to face that again.
I do have hope that my headaches will lessen once preg. I heard that it is due to hormones changing when preg. I actually have heard many women say that they had less ha's only WHEN pregnant. That during their pregnancy their hormones were such that they rarely had one.
I'm praying that that will be my case and that it will stay that way after i deliver.
I am on pre-natals right now, dr. is taking every pre-caution and trying to get my body ready for my next try.
I have a lot of fears of facing this "try" again, obviously.....but i'm trying to stay positive and put my faith in God. That's all i can do right.?
Thank you again for sharing with me, it does give me more hope!
You seem very sweet and I am thankful that you have been relived of that constant pain. Keep in touch.