Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sunday 07-18-10

Wow...Rough weekend.

Had CH hits at work on Thursday and Friday of last week took the nasal on Thursday...Should have taken a shot Hit turned ugly and my supervisor notice. (God I hate when people can tell just by looking at me what a mess I am.) Took Shot for Friday's hit, after the previous day I wasn't going to mess around.

Then Saturday came, and I was wishing I could go back to Thursday. Had 3 hits on Sat. one at 3pm, 10:30pm and again at 2:00am woken out of a sound sleep by this ugly beast we call CH. I'd like to tell him were he can put his pitchfork.

Sunday has been good so far no hits!!
Even better my sons girlfriend held true to her promise that while she was away in Georgia she'd bring back some Fresh Georgia Peaches. Talk about mouth watering... Thanks P. and to T. my son for picking such a sweet girlfriend.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Monday 7-05-10

Just a quick update on my battle with CH.
I've not gone one full week without a battle royal with the Beast we call CH.

I have had to stop the Kudzu due to adverse reactions of various sorts and red bull is not an option for me either, tears my stomach up too much. I am still using the O2 at home and Imitrex at work for CH hits. I am also still on the Verapamil SR since it works better for me than the non SR and I take 320 mg to 480 mg per day.
I drink about 4-5 cups of coffee per day to help keep the beast at bay, this has helped at work, when I feel a CH hit coming on I go for a Fresh cup of coffee. I still take an allergy pill at night, Cetirizine; which is the generic form of Zyrtec to help avoid night time hits. This does help me get more good nights sleep than bad. I still can not use melatonin since for some reason it is a trigger for me, so an allergy pill it is.

In the past two weeks I've barely gone a day without a CH hit, be it mild or kick ass wicked. I don't think the high heat temperatures are helping, but then again neither do the stormy conditions.

For milder hits either at work or at home, I have begun using deep breathing to help avoid a full blown CH hit, it has worked for me on more than a few occasions.

Here's to hoping for just One pain free week, Ok so I'd settle for a day, but would prefer at least a week!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

A Safe, Happy and Pain Free Independence Day to all !!