So my headache was still hanging around when I got ready for work yesterday. It was better, but not gone, and I was pretty sure it would get worse after a couple hours spent staring at the dual screens on my work PC. So when Walker dug out a bottle of Advil Migraine, I figured it was worth a shot, even though I didn’t have a true migraine. Extra Strength Excedrin hadn’t help edat all, and Aleve didn’t help much. My prescription ibuprofen would put me to sleep. I was out of options. I did read the full label, just to make sure there were no warnings about causing drowsiness or not to drive. Nothing like that, so I decided to go for it. The adult dosage was two capsules with a full glass of water, so that’s what I took.
Big mistake. Huge.
My headache did fuzz out pretty quickly, but so did the rest of me. Within the hour I started feeling all cottony, like I’d had a couple of glasses of wine. Which I hadn’t, of course. By this point it was too late to call in sick to the office. It was also too late to catch a nap, which I really, really needed at that point. I had less than an hour until I had to leave for work. What to do? Bring on the caffeine.
Yeah, I know, bad plan.
Honestly, I probably should have stayed home. If Walker or one of my friends was in the shape I was in, I would have advised them to stay put. Why do I push myself harder? Probably because, miserable as I felt, I knew I could do it. I could get myself to the office, do my job, and get myself home. And that’s just what I did. It was a long, painful, drowsy night, but I powered through it.
I drove home - carefully - through freezing rain and was very grateful to park in my driveway, safe & sound. Tomorrow is another day, right? Hopefully when I wake up this dang headache will be gone.