Thursday, April 29, 2010

What keeps me up at night? A pain in the neck and Brittany Murphy.

I'm not joking either.  On Sunday morning, I woke up with a stiff neck.  No big deal, right?  I probably just slept wrong.  It happens to the best of us.  BUT IT HASN'T GONE AWAY!  I am in so much pain.  Sometimes, it hurts so bad I think I might vomit.  At first I was just taking over-the-counter 200mg Ibuprofen.  That seemed to help.  But then my muscles decided that for some reason they hated me and so they all got together and hurt me more.  I then started taking 600mg prescription Ibuprofen.  That helped and as long as I took it every six hours as directed, I was pain free... just a little stiff.  Once again, the neck muscle club said, "Hey, we're tight!  We should add some more muscles to our tight group.  Hey shoulders and back!  Come be tight with us!"  And they were like, "Ok!"  And then I cried because I couldn't move my head or lift my arms or even, god forbid, BLOG!  So, I started popping Darvocet every four hours.  It has helped for the most part.  Mom gave me some Biofreeze to rub on it which also helped some but the muscles are as hard as rocks!  I feel like I look like Quasimoto!  I would check, but I can't turn my head to look. 

Now, that explains the pain in the neck so I'll bet your wondering where Brittany Murphy comes in.  Well, she died from multiple drug intoxication (combined with pneumonia and anemia).  She was taking (according to Wikipedia) hydrocodone (could be Vicodin), acetaminophen (Tylenol), L-methamphetamine (nasal decongestant) and chlorpheniramine (an antihistamine).  When put together, apparently these drugs are poisonous!  So, while in excrutiating pain the other night, I took a Darvocet and was waiting patiently for it to do it's thing.  I also had a headache and really wanted to take some Excedrin but all I could thing about was Brittany Murphy!  She was sick and just trying to feel better and died!  I hadn't looked it up before then and was thinking, what if she had taken Darvocet and Excedrin and that is what killed her?  So, I didn't take the Excedrin and suffered through a headache too.  Weird how Darvocet doesn't help a headache...

Basically, I have been miserable since Sunday morning.  I am in constant pain.  Last night, I used a Homedics massager on my back and it felt great at the time, but later that night, it felt like the muscles actually had gotten tighter.  In the shower, I felt like my head was seriously going to pop off.  I just want it to be over.  I was going to call the doctor this morning to hopefully get some muscle relaxers or something but I think it is actually starting to loosen up a little.  I can turn my head almost all the way to both sides and haven't taken anything since 2:00 this morning.  I think I'll see how tonight goes and if it's not better by tomorrow, I'll call the doc.  Until then, you all can send me get well cards and flowers and cookies and popsicles and everything you want when you don't feel good :o)  I think that would definitely make it better!  Oh and if anyone would like to donate to my condition and finance a 60-minute massage at First Impressions, I wouldn't complain ;o)


Merry Christmas Eve!!  It's about freakin' time, don't you think??

7 comments:

Tia said...

oh yuck! hope you feel better soon!

Gramma J said...

I have the perfect remedy!! See ya in about an hour.....readers, i am sure you will hear all about it later!! Sayonara!

SarahBeth said...

Oh my gosh that sounds horrible, I really hope you feel better soon!

Over Yonder said...

There is actually a name for that neck issue...cannot think of it but hubby and I both get it on occasion. We have one of those neck vibrators too and for me if I catch it early enough it doesn't progress.

I really like that actress too...especially the movie she did with Dakota Fanning. Uptown Girls.

I hope you feel better soon.

Over Yonder said...

There is actually a name for that neck issue...cannot think of it but hubby and I both get it on occasion. We have one of those neck vibrators too and for me if I catch it early enough it doesn't progress.

I really like that actress too...especially the movie she did with Dakota Fanning. Uptown Girls.

I hope you feel better soon.

amanda bee said...

oh no! hope you're feeling better soon!

Lora said...

I hope you are feeling better today!