Last month was my final trial month of the new med trial using a low dose of the anti-depressant nortriptyline as a daily preventative, with the abortive naratriptan to be taken as needed for severe migraine attacks. My results were...mixed. I had two weeks of no migraines at all - a new record since the … Continue reading My First Ever Migraine Visit To The ER (TW for body horror)
On the first of May I had my initial appointment with my neurologist. I played it smart and brought my roommate along to be my migraine advocate - someone who makes sure that you’re spelling out your needs and symptoms appropriately. One of the biggest problems with chronic pain sufferers is the habit of downplaying … Continue reading New Meds, Who Dis
Okay, so I'm not even remotely a fan of Workaholics, but I sent that text to my Dad with a picture of my drug bottle and it made him laugh. My first doctor's appointment was last Tuesday and it went...well, it went. It was a middle of the road experience. I wasn't completely ignored like … Continue reading “Drug tests? What kind of drugs will we be testing today?”
I've always thought of myself as a pretty healthy person. I don't smoke. I don't do any drugs. I rarely drink. I probably consume at least a gallon of water a day. I try to avoid processed food. I don't eat a lot of sweets, and that includes soda. I'm mindful of how food makes … Continue reading And Then It Got Worse
At that point I doubled over laughing, which was bad cause I was dizzy and disoriented from a migraine. One of my co-workers asked what so funny, and I told her a migraine a month sounded like a vacation. Her jaw nearly dropped. "How often do you get migraines?" she asked.