One of the symptoms of CFS I have been unable to manage are the CFS headaches. CFS headaches are not like a normal headache, but they aren’t quite a migraine either. They can take turn into migraines at times but mainly it is the type of pain that is hard to describe.
I have headaches all day every day regardless of taking pain medication. The pain medication allows me to at least be able to function but there are days when the headaches still manage to take over. The pain is sharp and my eyes hurt so bad it’s impossible to turn on the light.
The pain in my head since last night has been frighteningly bad and as long as I lie still, keep my eyes shut and don’t move around I can tolerate the pain. It just seems lately that everything is falling apart around me regarding my CFS. I will go long periods of time where even though I have relapses I can still function somewhat. Now I’m going through a spell for quite a while where just doing something simple like typing this post is taking every drop of energy I have.
The CFS headache is also one that leaves you with a feeling of being outside your body, looking in. I know that sounds weird, but I don’t know how else to describe it. When my head hurts this bad it is as though someone else is living my life. The minutes and hours blend together and don’t seem real. Everything is like a blur I guess.
Share your CFS headache experiences and let me know if you deal with anything similar.