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)
New Meds, Who Dis
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
Conbust, NESW Convergence, and nearly collapsing in public.
I had hoped to have this in two separate blog posts, as I promised Dasha aka Russian Friend that I would type up a transcript of my LGBT Cultures Around the World panel from Conbust. But its April 16th and here we are. I'm still cursing capitalism for my tax payment, which is the highest … Continue reading Conbust, NESW Convergence, and nearly collapsing in public.
“Drug tests? What kind of drugs will we be testing today?”
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?”
And Then It Got Worse
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