Got a call from the doc today: turns out my body is not producing enough vitamin D. This can have all kinds of weird effects -- including causing the current medication I take to not work effectively AND cause massive headaches! So, for the next 3 months I'll be taking a prescription strength dosage of vitamin D and then a daily dosage for the rest of my life after that. It all seems a little overwhelming but reassuring at the same time to know there's an actual reason to why I've been feeling like crap for the last 6 months.
Many of my students call me "Mrs. D". Chris called me today and requested "Mrs. D -". Nice. But it made me laugh. And I needed that.
A solution with humor...for this, I am thankful.