This blog post is probably going to be gross (so if you are squeamish, stop reading here), but I’m really frustrated. I feel like I “get sick” so much more than any other person I know. At least twice a month, I wake up with a headache, then spend the day at work going to the bathroom three or four times to throw up.
Why is this happening? I’ve had headaches that have caused me to get sick for most of my life. I’ve never been diagnosed with anything by a doctor. I don’t think they are migraines, as they don’t truly impair my other functions, other than making me feel like garbage. For example, I’m currently sitting in a brightly lit area, typing on a computer. I feel ill but not in debilitating pain.
I don’t usually talk about it with people, and I never take sick days, because I’m not contagious and I’d rather save my leave and not use it on things that are the complete opposite of fun. But, after Ducks had an actual stomach virus recently (which, strangely enough, I did not catch), I told him that he shouldn’t be such a baby and that throwing up was not a big deal. After all, I probably do that anywhere between four and twelve times every month. He looked at me like I was crazy and told me to go to a doctor because there’s no reason why a normal, healthy human should spend so much time dealing with nausea and other problems.
Any advice? Anyone else out there deal with similar problems? Today during the workday, I had to trek down the hall for unpleasant purposes three times. It was miserable. For a while, I thought it might be related to my birth control cycle, and some of them are, but today for instance, is not; it’s just a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. (and, no, before anyone asks, I’m not pregnant. That’s the standard question I get at work whenever I look like I don’t feel well.)