I hope everyone had a happy turkey day! I was sick Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, which was just AWESOME.
And I'm venting a little because I'm a wee bit cranky and down in the dumps. I've had a headache and neck pain since last Wednesday. I thought it was part of my head cold. But no, probably not. My pain starts in my left shoulder, travels up the left side of my neck, over the back of my head, over the top, and ends behind my left eye. It's quite obnoxious and pretty much everything I take doesn't really help.
A friend of mine told me she had the same symptoms and it's occipital neuralgia. Occipital neuralgia is an inflamation of the nerves in the occipital region of the skull and base of the neck. There are several causes, but mine's most likely related to stress.
And I've been under a lot of stress lately. I won't be specific, but work, holidays, and filling custom orders are to blame. Mostly work.
Jeremy has been wonderful in massaging my neck and shoulders. I've been alternating heat and cold, and taking motrin, tylenol, excedrin, and even percocet.
My jaw has been hurting too - I tend to clench my jaw when I'm feeling stressed.
I'm having a hard time relieving my stress. I think I need to schedule myself a massage and facial.