Monday, February 1, 2010

Shooting Pain In Temples With MS

This past week has been a tough one. I had a kidney stone and stressed myself and my family to the limits. After an ER visit and a lot of pain, the kidney stone is gone, but the stress is hanging on. My wife was exhausted all of last week and woke up a few days ago with shooting pain in her temples. She had a dull headache, but she could handle that pain. What she couldn't handle was the pain that would hit every few minutes and would cause a searing pain in both temples by her eyes. Her eyes didn't necessarily ache, but when the pain hit, it would stop her in her tracks. She hadn't dealt with this kind of headache before, so we were a little unsure of what brought it on, but we feel like it was the way she had her head resting on her pillow.

We have been using special pillows for years after our Chiropractor recommended them. At first they were really uncomfortable and took a while to get used to, but now we both carry them everywhere and have a hard time sleeping without them. We have found our adjustments "stick" much better after we started using them, and we found ourselves sleeping better. The other morning she had tilted the pillow against the wall and was laying on it at an angle. While laying there she knew that her neck was sore, but didn't think it would bring on a headache. About 30 minutes later the pain hit and she knew then that she should have adjusted the pillow back correctly. I think it frustrates us both that it is so easy to create issues in our lives, not just with MS, but just life in general. We seem to cause a lot of our own misery by not resting enough, trying to do too much, eating poorly and a number of other things. Sometimes we seem to be our worst enemy. :)

7 comments:

saeed said...

hy my frend .im saeed and Live in iran .
Ihave ms about 4 year .
good louk for you and your wife.
by

Diane J Standiford said...

Yes, new life routines will come in handy. There is much to be explored! Give her my best.

Isela said...

I was diagnosed a year ago. Funny my week was a lot like yours since two close family members were in the hospital. He's stable now, but I've been having headaches for the last three days. Big loads of homework don't help. You are an inspiration for me and my husband. Hang in there, I'm sure we'll get better.
Best wishes.

Anonymous said...

Ah Cory, I must say that stumblig on to your site has been informative! I'm glad that I am not alone in these crazy things that seem to happen with MS. I find myself constantly wondering if it's my imagination or if it is accually connected. Has your wife ever experienced the sharp shooting pains in her collar bone by chance? This is something that comes and goes for me and freezes me instantly when it hits.

Cory said...

Hey Anonymous, I am sitting next to my wife right now and asked her about the collarbone pain. She answered with a resounding YES! She has been having this problem off and on for awhile now and it freezes her the same way. We are working on figuring out what is causing this now, because it seems to go up into her neck and shoots pain into her ear. Does that sound familiar?

Ash said...

Howdy, great blog - my wife was diagnosed about a year ago (hmm.. or was it two?) I'm quite interested in the pillow you mentioned, would you mind expanding on that?

jessica forester said...

The CCSVI Liberation Treatment could be the cure but fact remains that the rate of re-occlusion is stuck at 50% and MS patients being treated in the European and Asian countries end up suffering as they did, 3 months ago. While Big Pharmaceutical Corporations and governments in the US and Canada are coming up with new ideas to stop any advancements to the CCSVI theory (Like the superbugs, etc.), millions continue to travel to countries like India and Poland to get this simple procedure and no valuable data is recorded to support the CCSVI theory. Unless we get our position strong enough to support the CCSVI Theory, we will never be able to beat the Pharma Corporations or start the treatment here and many will keep suffering and dying even after having the procedure done. I lost my elder brother last month because of a blood clot in his stent. He got liberated 5 months ago in Poland. We need to prove to the government that this works. Non-profit organizations like the CCSVI Clinic http://www.ccsviclinic.ca/ are tirelessly working to develop safer protocols with teams of world renowned surgeons even though they are feeling the negative pressure from you know who. This Atlanta based Organization has started Clinical Trials for CCSVI and we need to support these groups because they are our only hope to fight for the truth. Without the valuable data that they are collecting offshore, the procedures will not be allowed here, in our own countries.