I had a very mild migraine yesterday that built up into the evening... I slept and woke up in the middle of the night with my head throbbing off its rocker... a bilateral too, more on one side but... ugh. I kept trying to sleep and it kept waking me up.
I had the brilliant idea to call the doctor at 9.25 - just barely within his calling hours - and asked for something with codeine. I was lucky that today he had am office hours in an adjacent neighborhood. My mom went to fetch the script, bless her heart.
Wouldntcha know meanwhile I fell asleep again and, by the time she came home (11:30), I was feeling a lot better. I had only moderate pain as opposed to the "will-someone-please-decapitate-me-NOWWWW?
" level I had all morning.
The codeine seems to help some
but not completely. I don't think it would have done a lot for the pain level I had this morning. I can't take 2 pills because it has a whopping 500mg of stupid acetaminophen in each (acetaminophen does nothing
for me). Since 3000mg acetaminophen is max for one day, I can't take more than 6 pills in a day, so if I doubled up, I could only cover 12 hours. grrr.
In my early migraine days (decades ago) I took something called 222 that was aspirin + codeine. Well, first, aspirin works for me, and second I don't remember how much of what was in those pills.
I also don't know if it's safe to mix aspirin with acetaminophen. I've heard conflicting things about that. Stomach or no stomach I'd be willing to try taking 500mg aspirin with some of the doses if the pain level goes up again. (This is my highest risk time
) I'm going to run the interaction checker now on all my drugs including these, and then maybe call my pdoc.
~ waves ~
p.s. the darn thing just switched sides... the side that was getting bashed in this morning now feels 100% fine and i have moderate pain on the other side - one hour AFTER taking the med with codeine.
Hey well at least moderate is tolerable. i shouldn't complain. i got to sit at the computer for a little while. OH Geez - i wonder if that made things worse
maybe i should get off of here. Argghh.