So I went to the doctor a few days ago. The third time in just as many months. I swear I’m going to be sending that womans kids through college with how much I visit her.
As I’ve said in other posts I’m taking Zoloft for my depression. It’s helping, but for quite some time now I’ve been having these horrible migraines. Painful, painful migraines.
Well doc decided she wants me to cut back on caffeine. WAY back…and to go have blood work done and an MRI.
Yes, I now have to figure out what is causing these headaches. So the first thing is to cut out caffeine. I’m allowed one cup of caffeine a day. I’m supposed to choose what type of caffeine I want, but how do I do that? Tis true though. I’m a complete caffeine junky. I love caffeine. Coffee, tea, energy drinks, soda, chocolate…anything with caffeine, I need. I survive on caffeine.
I blame my mother.
Why? Because she’s a caffeine junky too. That woman drinks more coffee than any person I know. So…thanks mom! (lol. I kid, I kid)
I honestly never really thought much about my addiction. I’d always heard about these crazy folks who become so hooked on a drug (which I suppose caffeine is one) they depend on it. I kept saying, “Wow, what losers. That will NEVER happen to me.” And while I have avoided the “bad drugs”, I didn’t escape the caffeine trap.
I was warned that for about a week I will be a raging bitch with horrendous migraines and just miserable. So far…nothing. It’s the same pounding I’ve been experiencing. It sucks.
I’ve also been having issues concentrating, focusing and doing anything. I’m tired 24/7 and just blah. So, so blah.
Which prompted her to prescribe blood work to make sure my kidney functions are normal in order to get an MRI done. I have 3 weeks to get all this shit done. Yeah, 3 weeks.
I’m actually kind of nervous. I know the MRI is just to rule out the possibility of something else, but what if there is something? What if it’s not my excessive use of caffeine that is causing these migraines.
I’m only 26. Should I really be having all these health issues already? I am relatively healthy, albeit a bit over weight, which I’m working on. Slowly.
So, what does one do? How do you prepare for something like this? Should I really be as nervous and worried as I am? I’ve never had one of these done…does it hurt? What do you expect?
Why is it I always think of questions after my appointments?
Ah shit. Ya know.