For the entirety of my life I have had to “recover” from social activity. Interacting with other people exhausts me on such a deep level that I’m tired and I feel closed off for hours and sometimes days later.
Since the onset of my Monster Migraine, activity and social interaction have come with a far deeper price. I literally feel “hungover” for days after.
Yesterday I had two medical appointments, walked around a store, and attended an award function at my son’s school, then talked to D. on the phone for 90 minutes. After not having slept well for well over a week (don’t get me started on my months of Topamax/pain induced sleeplessness on top of lifelong insomnia issues) I passed out at midnight last night and slept until around 1PM this afternoon. I did take a Seroquel this morning at eight, which never knocks me out, but does help to keep me asleep if I’m sleepy. The sleep is so very welcome.
My head is full throttle, level 9 pain. I feel muddy and overwhelmed and dizzy. My ears are ringing.