(since i've finished grad school, am not expecting any more visitors, and have nested nearly the entire house, i expect my blogging to pick up a lot.)
the last 6 days, i have had a severe headache on top of my head. sometimes when i move my head to the side, it feels like my brain moves. i haven't really had a headache my entire pregnancy.
at first, i tried to self-medicate with sleep, water, caffeine, rest, etc. on thurs, i went into L&D to get it checked out. they told me to take 9 tylenol per day and up my water intake to 120oz (yes, i am a pee machine, now). i did that all wknd, but the headache persisted.
i went back today and got all hooked up again. still having a few contractions, but everything checked out ok. they put me on a pill called either esgic or fioricet. it's a combo of tylenol, caffeine, and a barbiturate called butalbital. so far, it has not helped at all. the pharmacist said i would either be manic with the caffeine or loopy with the sedative. my body went with loopy, as i zoned out all night and had heavy legs (no using the bailer for me).
one frustrating thing is that one of the nurses said "oh you're probably just dehydrated." dude - fish could swim in my pee, it's so clear. i've been drinking 120oz a day since thurs and wasn't slacking before that. it's frustrating when you know something is wrong and medical professionals just laugh it off as a simple solution. another thing...after lying in the same position for 2 hours, my BP went down. so another nurse said "oh you don't have BP problems. look how low it is." no kidding...
they ordered another 24 hr urine test tomorrow to check for protein and i have my 34 wk appt on weds. dear lordy please let this headache stop. i'm starting to feel like a true pregnant now: slow, achy, and tired.
anyone out there have other suggestions? (team med?)