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Post  lissy Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:07 pm

Feeling so tired this weekend - shattered even. No energy for anything, I just want to crawl back into bed. I really struggle on the weekends. I push myself all week to get through work etc and I usually cop it on the weekend. My body just feels so heavy and exhausted yet I hate the thought of just sleeping through the weekend - it feels like such a waste. I often find sleeping in makes things worse as well but I'm just so tired. I can't be bothered going anywhere, doing anything or seeing anyone. I will push myself to go to a body balance class at the gym later this morning as I know that will help stretch out my neck and help me forget about the pain for an hour or so. Other than that I don't think there's much else I'll do today. How does everyone else deal with the exhaustion factor? Sometimes I wonder how much pain my body can really cope with. I feel jealous of my family and those around that seem to have not a care in the world. Sometimes they complain of an odd headache or sore neck and I struggle to have sympathy for them. Try living a week in my shoes! I know that sounds mean but they really have no idea.

I've had 3 migraines in the last 10 days and my neck/shoulder pain is getting worse. I tried a new triptan last week - Maxalt. It seemed to help 2 of the migraines but when I got to the third migraine, I didn't take it as figured I was close to the limit. I'm so scared of becoming addicted to this stuff I decided not to take anything. A script only comes with 4 tablets and that's supposed to last 4 weeks or something.

I had a massage at my Naturopaths clinic yesterday and that lifted my mood and relieved some pain but already this morning its all coming back. I struggle being on my own and dealing with that isolation feeling but at the same time I have no energy for anyone else. The psychologist I'm seeing has suggested speed dating or something to try and boost my social life but I have no energy for that. I can see where he's coming from and I do crave social interaction but at the same time i'm just exhausted and the thought of going out during the week after work makes me feel even worse. I push myself all day and when I get home in the evenings I just collapse - eat dinner, watch TV then off to bed early. I'm so thankful this forum exists - a place I can talk to people without having to go out. Anyway I've rambed enough - just good to get some of this stuff out of my head so thanks.

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Post  Ruth Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:02 pm

Hi Lissy, so sorry to hear you're feeling so down and exhausted. Do you suffer from depression? I know migraines are enough to make anybody feel depressed, but it sounds a little bit like depression to me. I've never suffered from it myself but I know people who do.

Sorry I don't have any words of advice, just want you to know that we care about you and hope your spirits lift soon and your headaches ease up.

{{{{{{Hugs}}}}}}

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Post  lissy Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:07 pm

Thanks Ruth. I haven't been formally labelled with depression but yes, I feel it is a factor since I developed these migraines. I never used to feel this way but the last year has been so hard. I struggle to cope with their debilitating effect which is why I've started seeing a Psychologist. Hopefully he can help me find something to help me cope as I don't like feeling this way. Still trying the meditation but I'm not really strong enough to do it when in Pain.
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