How many weeks has it been?

Friday, January 18, 2008

Every have one of those cycles where you aren't exactly sure when the 'new' cluster headaches began? This is probably more of an issue for a chronic sufferer as apposed to those who have a cycle or two a year. How can I not know when a new cycle starts? Who knows exactly. In the beginning, I find able to deal with the pain levels better. As the days turn into weeks the life is sucked out of me. Like a slow leak. In time the container will be empty.

I think this cycle started sometime around the beginning of December so the end should be, hopefully, on the horizon. At the start of the 4th to 5th week, especially with higher intensity attacks, is when I begin to wear down. The lack of continuous, deep sleep is definitely a major factor. The irritability that is unique to pain certainly does not make matter any easier. Currently I am on edge for most of the day. Luckily I am still able to "bite my tongue" as it were. Right now I am at the point where the pain has ground me down to where I feel each attack more. Trying to 'focusing away the pain' becomes harder and harder. Still ice packs are my closest allies. With a bit of luck there should only be at most a week. Lets hope the one afterwards with be a little less intense.


Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.
-Lance Armstrong



just checking in to make sure you are ok? hope all is well!

By Blogger Jackie, at 13 April 2008 at 13:05  

Hi Jackie, Thank you for saying hi ;) The last several months have involved one cluster cycle after another. They don't seem to want to end. Hopefully it will be over soon.


By Blogger Versilleus, at 22 April 2008 at 11:00  

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