I had my regular 8-12 weeks injections today only he did bilateral this time instead of just the left side because of more right sided pain recently.
Anyway, here's the deal. Immediately when in recovery I began to develop a massive headache-I was bawling and squeezing my head with both arms it was absolutely awful. I told the nurse and she talked to the Dr and came back and gave me a shot in the butt of Toradol and said it should work w/i 1 hour, if not I should call (naturally that was after they closed..how convenient).
Anyway, I had to go to the pharmacy to get my meds because they changed me to Methadone and Dilaudid (no more MS Contin or Oxycodone), so while there the pharmacist who knows me by name by now asked me what was up cause he could tell how much pain I was in. I explained it to him and he told me that the Toradol should've helped by then (it had been 1/2 hour at that point) and he recommended I go to the ER, which I didn't want to do, so he then told me to go home and take a methadone & dilaudid and that if after 1/2 hour it wasn't any better or if it was worse that I really needed to go to the ER because it could be a CSF leak and I could need emergency surgery or blood patch or something?
It feels like my head is about to explode my brains thru my ears and my eyes right out...yet it's like it's in a vice at the same time. It "eases" slightly when I lay down, but when I sit or stand it gets soooooo much worse again. Now I'm starting to feel dizzy and shake because I've been sitting up long enough to get on here and type this to see what you guys think.
I know there's probably posts about this on here and I will do a search for them, but I thought I might get more accurate (for me) responses by asking you guys if anyone has experienced this or knows about it, etc. I can't take it much more....I seriously am in pain. The meningitis headache I had for 18 frickin days back in 2003 was NOTHING compared to this and that was bad! I have NEVER had a headache like this ever and I get migraines quite often. I can't stand noise at all and am VERY light sensitive. I've also taken 800mg of ibuprofen.
Do I really have to go to the ER? If I do wait, how long should I wait-meaning what's the longest possible before I could like die or something? Cause I seriously feel like I'm dying but I've got kids and all that....
Any advice, experiences, etc would be GREATLY appreciated! (and yes I'm well aware that noone can diagnose me...I'm a Paramedic and I'm not even diagnosing myself LOL) I just need info, reassurance, just something...cause I'm freaking out here...
Thanks guys so much....luv ya all!