Thursday, March 01, 2007

I'll take Migraines for $800, Alex.

I always complain about my migraines. I always hate them, especially when no amount of Excedrin will rid me of them and I'm left paralyzed on the bed wanting to die instead of feel the pain...
Now it's nosebleeds.
All of a sudden my nose leaks, with no warning, and I'm standing there scaring the hell out of whoever is with me.
The other day (you know, when Daddy and I were still getting along just fine...) I had gone to my sister's house at my son's request. My mother was there so he got to see his beloveds all at the same time. I got a phonecall from a friend asking for my address so he could send us an invitation to his daughter's birthday party, and while I was on the phone I felt like my nose was running. Knowing that I have had no sinus issues in the last month or so, I found this weird and went to pass my fingers under my nose...and they came back red. My heart stopped. I hung up the phone and went into the bathroom where I find that my nose was starting to pour out blood. (Am I totally grossing you out here? You don't have to read if you don't want to...I will understand.) So I grab tissue and try to remember if it's head up or head down to stop bleeding...which I never knew the answer to because when you ask someone they really never know either...
My sister sees me and the now soaked tissue and hurries into the bathroom to get me more, asking me if I fell or something. "Uh, with my fat ass you would have heard me fall. Or at least swear because I fell. Dummy." Then my mother gets involved, and she's no good in any situation, let alone one with blood involved, so she starts panicking that I had to go to the hospital right that instant. "It's just a nosebleed, MOTHER, I'm not going to sit in an ER for eight hours..." And then I passed a huge clot (I think it was a clot, it looked more like a bloody booger just REALLY big...really I'm sorry to gross you out...) and it just stopped.
For the record, I have never actually had a nosebleed in my life.
Yesterday morning, the same thing happened. Same way, just came all of a sudden, passed another clot, and it stopped.
Now I'm wondering what the hell is going on. My sister in law suggested stress, but then decided I should just go get checked since I get so many migraines and now this, so she chucked her stress theory...
I don't know.
Has anyone had any spontaneous nosebleeds? Or should I really just go and get checked? (I hate going to the doc's unless I really really have to...)
As for everything else: same. I don't want to talk about it right now, but nothing has changed anyway...but thank you guys for you thoughts.

8 comments:

dennis said...

passing bloody clots from your nose..?

This probably qualifies for that spontaneous exam by the m.d.

Feel Better!!

Tuesday Girl said...

Sorry but this one calls for a doctor's visit!

I hope you feel better soon!

Maria said...

Well. JUST what you need, huh? I have no answers either. It could be anything. It could be something. It could be nothing. I would wait and see. I HATE it when someone tells me to do that, but it is all you can really do. If it hasn't resolved itself by Monday, I'd make that dreaded doctor's appt.

Iris said...

well, the clot is probably just from the nosebleed, you hold your head up and back and the blood pools and clots.

If the nosebleed is preceded by a headache, I would be a bit concerned, go get the blood pressure checked.

Also, it is the time of year, the cold dry weather, that can cause nosebleeds. Not a bad idea to get checked out though.

creative-type dad said...

That would freak me out. I'd go get checked.

nita said...

babe. go to the doctor. i'm a notorious non doctor goer, but i always go when 'stuff' comes out of anywhere ....

Melissa said...

Yes, I would agree that passing clots from a bleeding nose definitely qualifies for a trip to the doctor.....

Livey said...

the migraines and nosebleeds could be warning signs of a stroke.