Second lot of headache/nausea this year, this time this is the 8th day. It will go, it also comes with sort of watery flashy eyes, all of which I know mean I have done too much. I was expecting it, I had been gardening a bit, went away for a few days, saw my grandchildren then the headache came. I think for me, don’t know about anyone else, it is a warning that sooner or later, if I do not breathe, relax, stop in, read, stretch, I will not be very well. This week I am taking a friend to the hospital who is very poorly, then the library, after that I am stopping in bed till Thursday for an appointment at the hospital.
I have painkillers which deaden the awful head and sick feeling, then keep off any fatty food, more water,small nibbly meals, alka saltzer at night now and then, hopefully by Friday it will have gone. I had my water checked which was clear so it is just the M.S. telling me something. Yesterday I ran out of food so had to drive to a local shop to get some. I bought loads of easy foods, fruit, yoghurt, salad. By the time I got back I felt so sick I thought I was going to fall over.
Anyway, for me, it is a message, chill out, rest etc. then it does go away. Although when it is here, it feels like it has been here forever. I swear that late night stretching and breathing with the window wide open helps me feel better.
Only you and your GP can really know if it is MS or something else. It is really hard to fathom if M.S. is playing up or if it is something else that needs attention. With me, if I am still up and about and functioning, it is just M.S., if I am floored and can’t get up, then it tends to be something else.