#98 Gripe

"…vent your pet peeves online and you may find that your annoyance gives your post a little punch."

I get headaches.  All the time. Really bad headaches.  Incapacitating headaches.
I have one now. The brightness of the screen hurts. The noise of the computer fan hurts. This sucks.

Advil, advil, can't wait.
Advil, advil, tastes great.
Oooh, I love advil.

And I buy it in the extended family sized bottle.

Alexa Clark

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4 thoughts on “#98 Gripe

  • November 27, 2006 at 7:59 pm

    You know what I love about Advil?  The candy-coating of sorts it has.  Sort of tastes like chocolate…mmm.

  • November 30, 2006 at 2:18 am

    We don’t get Advil in Europe. I take the 400 mg Nurofens (also candy coated). I get incapacitating headaches too. I translate early in the morning and I figured out what maybe the strip lights were the cause. So I bought a 500w light to test the theory out and have not had a headache all week. It could be coincidence, but I was getting them every day before I switched the light.

    Also, annoyingly, the supermarkets do not sell pharmaceuticals here in Luxembourg so one has to go to the chemist to buy pain killers. Add to that the fact that most of the chemists are closed on Saturdays AND at lunch times, it makes buying pain killers (and indigestion tablets for that matter) a logistical nightmare. There’s always a couple of chemists open, but they take it in turns so it’s a frustrating lottery. Do they publish which ones are open on a website? Of course not!

  • November 30, 2006 at 4:47 pm

    Eliezer – it’s so true.  Candy coated goodness.

    Cams – good to know about Nurofens, I always pack advil when I’m travelling, but you never know when you’ll run out.  Glad to hear the new light is working. One week headache-free is a boon!  We used to have the same issues with getting over the counter medications, luckily things have changed and now we can get advil at corner stores.

  • December 3, 2006 at 6:51 am

    I’m a Motrin gal, myself.  :)  Pop 2 Motrin when my head gets `splody, and I’m a happy girl.

    I have multiple sclerosis, and I honestly believe MS causes killer headaches–I’ve had migraines my whole life, and the worst of them occur before and during an attack.  When I first got retrobulbar optic neuritis (a condition cause by MS) the pain from the optic nerve was intense.  13 years later, I still get “eye aches” in my “dead” eye (I’m mostly blind in that eye now).  When I get an “eye ache” in my good eye, it not only hurts but it scares the hell out of me!


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