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This past weekend was a real dozzy and if I don't get it out, I will burst. I hope I can limit my venting. Sat. I was doing some laundry and suddenly around lunchtime, I got a migraine and took Excedrin which usually stops the pain. I am still trying to figure out what triggered it. I managed to fix my MIL lunch and then had to sit down and close my eyes. Luckily my husband came home early and I went right to bed after losing my breakfast. I stayed in bed all day and managed to get up around 9:30 to eat a little and then went back to bed around 12, still didn't feel 100%. Sun I was still not feeling myself, but managed to do what I could. I cooked dinner, but still had to go to the grocery store. We ate around 7:30 and I said to my husband, "I guess I won't make it to the store tonight." His reply was, "Then you better eat fast." I gave him a look and he said you take things too personal, whatever that meant. I told him I wasn't going to rush around like a mad woman to get things done. He gave me a look like don't do this in front of her. Well, I ate fast anyway, didn't say a word and went to the store madder then H... He didn't even apologize to me. I take care of HIS mother, clean, cook and yet if I am sick, I'm still expected to do everything. But I couldn't find a better man,love him to death, but sometimes....
Thanks for this site, I feel so much better now getting this out.
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Hi Leighanne:

It is possible that your migraine was caused by stress and that you are suffering from care-giver's burn-out (surprise). How long has it been since you have had a break from the daily grind? And, did you take the excedrin on an empty stomach? Were you running a fever over the weekend?

Meanwhile, it might be helpful to get a checkup from your doctor. Express these concerns (headache, stomach upset, etc) and see what he recommends. Another health care professional that I think is helpful is a chiropractor. It may be that your headache could be related to misalignment of the spine.

Sometimes it amazes me how tough we caregiver's are. Yet, when we don't feel well, no one pays attention for some reason (so it seems to me anyway). Be gentle with yourself. You are doing a wonderful thing in taking care of your MIL. Don't hesitate to remind your husband when you think he could step in and help occasionally. Otherwise, more feelings tend to get buried and more exasperating...

Take Care, Glenda


[This message has been edited by glenderella (edited 07-25-2005).]

[This message has been edited by glenderella (edited 07-25-2005).]

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