Saturday, June 13, 2020
Oh my gosh! I had such a sore head at work today - I got a couple of Paracetamol from a work-mate mid-morning, which eased it for a couple of hours, but early afternoon it was back, and I left work half-an-hour early feeling really sore - like I'd been beaten over the head with a bat!
I thought I was getting sick. My temperature was OK.
Then I remembered about ponytail headaches. I didn't have an 'inside my head' headache, but a very, very sore and tender scalp.
I wear my hair in a ponytail pretty much every day - and certainly every time I'm at work, and I don't usually have any pain from it. But I have now realised that, as well as having my hair tied up in a high ponytail, I am now also wearing a mask, and a visor - which are both causing a certain amount of added pressure on my head - and pulling/pushing my hair. THAT is the cause of my ponytail headache!
Of course, I guess my scalp could also be more sensitive than usual as well - perhaps because of a slight cold, or stress - but I think the main reason is the pressure on my hair. After all, I was togged up in that PPE for 10 hrs on Friday and another 7 hrs today.
I'm going to have to rethink how I style my hair for work - perhaps a loosely woven plait.
So glad I found the cause - I was kind of concerned; one of my friends has Giant Cell Arteritis which began with painful spots on her head................. horrible.