I spent most of yesterday sleeping off a headache. I took a Tylenol and a nap with Jack from about 4 - 5:30, then got up for a while, then went back to bed with an ice pack and an Imitrex after supper. BJ brought home pizza for dinner and handled bedtime like a pro. He even got Jack to sleep for about an hour before I woke up to feed him (Jack, not BJ) at about 10:30. I stayed up for a couple hours, then went back to sleep until about 5:30 this morning when Jack got up.
He slept 7 hours, which is awesome, except for the whole breastfeeding thing. Ouch ouch ouch! So even when he turned away, I insisted that he feed on the other side. He fell asleep, then threw up. Times like these I wish I could pump and save it instead of overstuffing the baby and making him hurl. I took the baby to BJ upstairs, threw the sheets into the washer, and got Jack's stuff for a shower. Consequently, we're both up and showered, and I'm dressed, before 7 am. Unprecedented!
Here's the question, for those of you who take Imitrex. Does it quit working after a while? I first got it after Claire was born, so I've been on it for about 4 years. I would estimate that I've taken it once a month or less since I got the prescription. When I first took it, it was like magic. I could feel the headache melting up out of my skull. But the last couple of times I've taken it, it hasn't worked. I haven't tried repeating the dose, mainly because I've always found sleep to be the best cure. Do you build up a tolerance to it over time? Do I need to go back to the doctor and ask for a higher dose? Or am I taking it for the wrong type of headache, and that's why it's not working?
There's a possibility that we have a virus (and if that's what caused the headache I had, it would explain why the Imitrex didn't work. It sure felt like a migraine, though!). I felt sick to my stomach last night, and Jack got sick this morning. It could be that it's a bug and not a combination of my migraine and his being stuffed. I guess we'll wait and see what happens with the girls. They have their last-day-of-swimming-lessons party today, and they're both looking forward to it. I hope no one pukes in the pool.