January 27th, 2007

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Headache Poll

I've suffered nasty headaches all my life and am curious how common it is, how others experience them, what they do about them, etc. Thus, this poll.

Poll #915104 Headaches

How often do you experience headaches?

Never, or almost never
2(14.3%)
Occasionally
5(35.7%)
A couple times a month
4(28.6%)
At least once a week
2(14.3%)
Just about every day
1(7.1%)

When did you first start getting regular headaches?

Never, I don't have them
5(38.5%)
Elementary school
2(15.4%)
Teen years
5(38.5%)
College
1(7.7%)
After college / after kids / after divorce etc.
0(0.0%)

Where in your head do you feel the headache? (You can choose more than one.)

Side/s of head
1(7.7%)
Forehead / crown
2(15.4%)
Back of head
1(7.7%)
Top of head
1(7.7%)
Just over the eyebrows
1(7.7%)

Is there anything you've found that helps to alleviate or end it?

Aspirin
0(0.0%)
Other painkiller (Motrin, Advil, etc.)
4(30.8%)
Prescription drug
0(0.0%)
Chocolate
1(7.7%)
Lying down in dark room, nap, etc.
0(0.0%)
luckie9

The Feline Music Critic

Well, apparently Luckie is no fan of wind instruments. On a whim, I took out my recorder and started doodling around it, some real songs, some make up ones, and she was absolutely stricken! I was on the couch and suddenly she's running around the floor under me swatting at the recorder, jumping on the cushion by my head peering at it and pawing it, and all through this whining in what I guess is the cat approximation of "Make it stop!" I'm not bad at playing recorder either. Anyway, I got up and grabbed one of my recorder books to play some actual tunes and Luckie followed me, mewling and sticking her nose in the end of the recorder. Maybe she thinks there's a mouse trapped in there?