A Headache You Say

One Of Such Aggrivation

All my life

I never had them

Other people have complained of such pain

Splitting headaches

A pounding headache

Migrane headaches

Where all they wanted to do is sleep

So bad all they wanted to be is left alone

Sinus headaches

Where they can't breathe

Their head is all congested and blocked

Once again I have heard of all the vicious rumors

They were as different as foreign lands

I can listen and imagine

It will never be the same as traveling their

The other day I woke up with a slight headache

For no apparent reason or no warning signs

How could you have something with no symptoms

It doesn't make sense

I am not worried or sick

The top of my head feels heavy

Behind my eyes are sore

The first time I feel my eye sockets

I feel like my eyes are sitting on shattered glass

I will take a couple of Tylenol

My wife says it's from getting too much sleep

That couple of extra hours

Your not use to

When I laugh my head hurts

Well I've been given a small taste

Like a food that doesn't agree with me

Instead of feeling sick to my stomach and think I might throw up

I feel like a got clocked with a punch right between my eyes

Alright time to get ready to go

I'll take this headache and drop it off at the nearest bus stop

I had enough already

Give me a break

What do you mean

It's only been ten minutes

Go away and stay away

Did you hear me ?

I don't mean just for now but for good

How long does a thing like this last ?






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Nellieanna 5 weeks ago from TEXAS

I'm sorry you've had to experience a headache! I seldom, - almost never - get them now but as a child, with my bad eye condition, I had truly splitting headaches - often. The glaring sun aggravated them, too, especially since everything on the ground was so light and reflective.

Is there snow on the ground and lots of sun now where you are? Sunglasses might help your head if there is.

Relaxing as much as you can helps. Tension of fighting having the headache just aggravates it more. Hope it's all improved by now!


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DREAM ON 5 weeks ago Author

Nellieanna When it turns fall the sun cuts in and out of the trees when where driving and my eyes can't adjust. I have to make sure I have dark sunglasses to block out as much light as possible. I feel so uncomfortable and uneasy. I am not sure what brought this on.All I know this headache is gone and life is feeling great.Thank you for reading and sharing. (shells)


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Nellieanna 5 weeks ago from TEXAS

Dear Michael. I am so very glad to hear that your headache has gone so you can enjoy a pleasant Sunday and begin to figure out what might have caused the headache! It is an uncomfortable, uneasy feeling, not knowing why it happened, so you can try to avoid or mitigate it in the future. I’m praying that you can, and am so happy you’re feeling life being great again!

That is the key to taking its ups and down in stride, as they come up more often as one ages, especially. You’re the expert on finding positive in everything, though. So I'm sure you'll find the way!

I can admit that headaches seem to overshadow everything while they're throbbing. But what helps shorten and mitigate them the most is relaxing one’s mind and avoiding taking on perplexing problems at that time, plus staying as positive as possible. One can think of a headache as one's body's way of saying 'enough' to worrying or fretting about things beyond one's control or to overdoing in any area of living. A headache demands attention and resting from any push or panic that might have overtaken one.

I thought of a remedy for headaches which I've used, especially if I feel one starting to ‘come on’. It’s Alka-Seltzer Plus, which also helps with a sinus congestion or early startups of a cold. Of course, it's wise to be sure the ingredients are compatible with any other med you take.

I keep the old-fashioned ‘plop-plop-fizz-fizz’ kind on hand. It goes to work instantly so it can even avert the problem before it gets underway. Haven’t tried the newer chewy kind, so I can't recommend it.

I never rely on any meds if there is any other way to overcome a problem. If I do take something OTC like this, I take it for the shortest time possible. I take no prescription meds regularly.

Oh, yes, that’s something that challenges my eyes, too, - driving down the street when the sun is low in the sky, causing the sunlight to dart in and out of the trees at eye-level making it difficult to see and focus on the road.

This happens in the fall and also during early morning and late afternoon hours. It’s coming in at a low angle from the window on the driver’s side,. That’s where my good ‘seeing’ eye is. Many streets in Dallas have very tall trees on both sides. Many of them arch all the way across the streets. In fact, there is no approach to my house without tall trees. At times, I’ve felt like I was still in Indiana with its tall trees. haha. I love trees, but in large amounts such as in dense woods, they are intimidating!

Sunglass lens that wrap all the way around toward my ear help with that. Unfortunately, that kind of sunglasses can’t be fitted with prescription lens that my eyes require! My good eye requires a hidden trifocal area for close vision below a strong lens above for distance vision. The trifocal has to be hidden because the lens in my bad eye is just plain glass. A matching prescription in that side would not only be a wasted expense, it would provide just enough confusion to that eye to make it dangerous. The very limited ’vision’ in it is like very dark peripheral vision which doesn’t focus or line up with the good vision in my good eye.

I’ve found a solution for the prescription sunglasses dilemma, though, which helps with the dancing sunlight coming in from the side. You know those thin plastic temporary dark shades they give at the eye doctor’s to protect one’s eyes after being dilated? Well, they can be inserted under or on top of the prescription sunglasses! In fact, if my eyes have been dilated, I have to do this. And since those things are completely made of the dark shade material, they do wrap around all the way to and over the ears, so they can block the erratic sunlight coming in from the side. I keep some of those in my car!


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DREAM ON 5 weeks ago Author

Nellieanna I smile, laugh and continue to think of all the times I had to deal with the sunlight and tried to find ways around it. When I read your words you explain so much that no one else would understand. Luckily we drive to work not during the peak hours when the sun is the brightest. When we are on vacation I get lots of surprises. I bought a pair of glasses that fisherman use that help them deal with the sun reflecting off the water. They were expensive and worked good until I lost them. Next time I'm putting my sunglasses on a chain to keep them in my sight. Thank you for reading and sharing.


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Nellieanna 5 weeks ago from TEXAS

Yes, Michael, we do seem to share some major challenges. I also find that others can’t fully fathom details associated with specific eye problems they don’t personally experience. Well, I suppose none of us can fully understand how others’ situations are for them! I try to, but it’s no secret that if one just doesn’t ‘get it’, there is a gap! haha. But if we share the situations, it’s quite another thing.

Yes, the angle of the sun at the hours a person is going to and coming from work creates the special situation with how it hits the eyes, and it’s different from how it is during peak hours but may be more distracting and uncomfortable even than those super-bright sun times. That may not happen for most people. May have something to do with the way our retinas are shaped - or misshaped. I haven’t analyzed it. But I have experienced it.

Of course when the sun is brightest during the days is also another problem. Sun pouring into ones’ eyes directly is awful. It also leaves an ‘after-image’ which blocks the sight for a bit when one gets into shade. I’ve had to give in to ordering and wearing prescription sunglasses for driving around town. If I wear non-prescriptions ones, I can see generally but can’t read a map or make out street signs till I’m right upon them.

And en route to the ranch, which is an all-day trip, there is all that bright mid-day sun, plus by the time we get nearer, we’re heading into the sun lowering and setting in the west when it is especially intense right into our eyes, traveling that direction. I’m short, so the sun visor in the car just misses shutting out the worst of it. (I sit on cushions in the big truck just to see out over the dashboard!)

Then on the return trip is similar as we head out, except then we’ll be heading into the sun rising in the east, but it seems to rise quicker than it sets, so it’s not as lengthy. While we’re down there, I don’t go outside during daytime without sunglasses, a hat and long sleeves and pants. The sun is extra bright down there. The air is unpolluted, it’s further south, the altitude is higher and there are almost no buildings or tall trees to break the sun.

But, OH, how gorgeous the night sky is down there! All the conditions that make the sun so bright and intense in the daytime make all the stars and our own Milky Way Galaxy so clear visible in a black velvet sky! It is a highlight of making the trip. George and I used to stay down there several weeks at a time. The good thing is that the cabin we build is under a large awning-type roof over a concrete pad which was where Dad’s crew sheared the sheep. So we didn’t have to work in the sun and then we had that covered pad to sit out on as a patio and enjoy the view and other niceties.

Anyway, - your mention of sunglasses fishermen use brought to mind the ones George used for fishing. He was an avid fisherman The sunglasses were tinted yellow. As you noted, the glare of sun reflecting off the water is very intense and a fisherman has to keep his eyes on the water! Also, most avid fishermen spare no expense to have the best of the required implements and gear for it, from fishing boats, to rods and baits, to proper sunglasses! (smile)

I’m sorry you lost your sunglasses. A chain is a great idea, especially for glasses one doesn’t wear constantly from morning to bedtime. George had chains for his glasses! Mine are always on my nose almost constantly, and when I do take them off, they have designated places to be placed where I can always find them.


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DREAM ON 5 weeks ago Author

Nellieanna I have great respect for my eyes and how lucky I am to see. Only for the last six months I am starting to have trouble seeing the small print. After a regular eye doctor visit he said you can get the low powered 125 reading glasses and they will make it easier. Your getting older and you still see well. So I read a little and my eyes get tired I stop. I use to love to read all day. I use to love coin collecting and now the print on the coins is so small I need glasses to see that too. It takes all the fun out of it. At 52 more aches and pains than I ever had. Still so insignificant to so many people who have had them and many much worse all their life. I use an iPad and I enlarge the screen all the time. Your posts are like an impossible shot at a riffle range. You say so many things I only think and have told nobody else. It's as if you can see into my mind. I even think you found a short cut because it takes me awhile and I have had the same mind all my life. Thank you so much for reading and sharing.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 5 weeks ago from Riga, Latvia

Hope your next headache never comes. I really hate headaches and I am glad I don't even remember when I had one. Let's hope our headaches become a thing of the past.


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DREAM ON 5 weeks ago Author

Gypsy Rose Lee My headache gone and I am so blessed but I still feel for all those that struggle with headaches. I felt so helpless and in a place I didn't care about anything. I don't want to go there again. It gives me more energy to push on and do more. I am happy you don't suffer from headaches either. Thank you for reading and caring.

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