So earlier this week I blogged about losing hours to a migraine. I actually fight quite a few headaches. I’ve had sinus headaches since I was 6-years-old. I remember laying in my bed holding a pillow around my head rolling around in pain.
There are worse things, but it stunk.
All these years later, the only thing that helps my headaches are excedrin, essential oils, and running. But most of the time, that help is only marginal. For the last couple years I have noticed I often wake up with a niggling headache and start each day fighting it from becoming a full blown jerk. I have been assuming it is sinus crap.
Then tonight I clicked on a link about headaches in the morning. The top reason they gave was high blood pressure. I used to have fantastic blood pressure, but then I had pre-eclampsia when I was pregnant with my oldest. It took it a while to come down after she was born, but then it did. I went back to good blood pressure contrary to my grandma’s declaration that I was now going to have high blood pressure. Unfortunately, it has just been erratic over the last few years. My resting heart rate is fantastic, low, to mid 4os, but my blood pressure is always high at the doctor’s office. Most of the time it is okay once I get home.
I don’t know why the change. The weight I have gained? Is it medication I am on? Anxiety? I exercise decently. Right now I am in a funk, but most weeks I run 10 miles and walk in addition to that. Hubby says I don’t exercise. I am pretty sure he is just giving me crap.
I took it tonight and it is sky high.
Do I call the doctor or continue to let it slide? Is Dr. Facebook as worthless as Dr. Google?