Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Not tonight, I have a headache

Yes, folks, tonight is (drum roll):

I'm not joking. This is a somewhat bizarrely-named drug-company sponsored educational event where doctors can (remotely) listen to lectures about migraine pathology and treatment.

Personally, I think this could have been better named something like "Migraine Symposium." Because the current name sounds like we should all be sitting in the dark with icepacks on our heads in solidarity. And I sure as hell wouldn't want to join that.

But it's for a good cause, so let's all break out the triptans and party (no red wine or chocolate)!

I suppose one has to grateful such events aren't held for Viagra, Detrol, or Imodium.


jimbo26 said...

Migraine is NO joke .

Ami said...

I woke up around 3:12 this morning with a screaming migraine.

It may have been 3:12.45 or so, when I staggered back to bed after bathroom, migraine pill etc the clock stood at 3:17.

I spent an agonizing hour waiting for the medication to work.

And now I feel... decent. Washed out and surreal after spending that hour watching the auras in my head and trying to catch a little more sleep before taking 40 children roller skating today.

I'm glad for the medication.

The point though? I had the migraine early, since it is NOT migraine night until tonight.

Do I have to go through this again or does this one count?


Anonymous said...

Sorry Dear, not tonight...

Ygolonac said...

Does it repurpose the "Hockey Night In Canada" theme music? (I'll leave analysis of Don Cherry's suits as causative effect to the experts, as I don't actually get CBC.)

Anonymous said...

I turned on the TV and the Today Show came on---I did not do it on purpose and it won't happen again, but I heard Savanah Guthrie say that she had come into work with a migraine headache. I wonder is there any connection between guilty conscience stressors and migraines. Hmmmm, can anyone say research grant.

Anonymous said...

What's a party without red wine or chocolate?

Steeny Lou said...

Hey Ygolonac... I'm one of the few Canadians who aren't glued to the TV during hockey season. In fact, I'm not even a hockey fan. Don Cherry, however, is the one thing I like about hockey, and more specifically, his suits!

Dun-da-dun da-dun,
Dun-da-dun da-dun,
Dun-da-dun da-dun dunnn!

Da da da daaa daaa daaaaaaaaaaa!
(Hockey Night In Canada theme, which is unavoidable up here).

But, yeah, Migraine Night In Canada... back to your regularly scheduled blog entry.

Steeny Lou said...

And no disrespect whatsoever from me regarding migraines. I get them on average twice per month and they last a minimum of three days each event. Thus far, nothing has helped. :( If I wasn't glued to my computer transcribing medical reports, maybe I'd watch that special TV show about them.

Anonymous said...

I'm a longtime migraineur, but I really want to opt out of Migraine Night. May I? PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEZ??

Kasey Streichert Burt said...

I think migraines are a preview to hell. I think physicians need more than a tv lecture to educate them on migraine and the destruction migraine wreaks on people, their families etc.

Also, I think physicians need to comprehend that the pain level scale 1-10 does not even come close to the probable 10,000 pain scale level we actually experience.

One more thing, physicians need to understand that the desire to DIE is constant ans sucicide very tempting several days out of each month because of PAIN....Horrendous agonizing PAIN.

RehabRN said...

Went to my neuro today, since I only have occasionally debilitating migraines. (but needed evaluation just because...)

Nice neuro, though. Very thorough and reasonably friendly. We know the same docs (I work with some of his colleagues).

I had to bite my tongue not to laugh when I saw the Buck's hammer, though. (No Queen's square for this character...surely he's an old rebel.)

Anonymous said...

I received a robo-call from my congressman inviting me to participate in a call-in, town-hall meeting about the healthcare bill. I think it was also called Migraine Night.

Anonymous said...

sitting in the dark with icepacks on our heads in solidarity. LOL

... and don't forget the one at the nape of the neck, and the two fans going in the room to keep you cool and cut out any noise, and a toilet to puke in, nearby.

Fortunately, I am not part of the migraine night club, tonight. YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(knock on wood, or plastic... or whatever).

Side note - propranolol has worked wonders for me! It has cut down the frequency of my migraines immensely. And it's cheap!

Anonymous said...

so, dr g. thanks to this blog topic of the day , you have now generated migraine week....

Unknown said...

UGH! Just read this and as a 44 yo who's lived more than 1/2 my life with them, I must say, this is a sore subject. I also have trigeminal neuralgia, which causes me to have even more head pain and allergies to most pain meds, I suffer and suffer and suffer. UGH! Also, I can't even remember the last time I didn't have facial and head pain. Is there a way to put me in a coma and restart my system? Who knows. My lot in life is pain; and I accept the things I cannot change. :)

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