Monday, January 16, 2006

More Migraine

Fourth day of the migraine. They're coming about every ten days, and the drugs really aren't doing so much anymore.

My neurologist has me on 200 mg of Topomax and 200 mg of B2 -- that's his new idea, even though, to quote him directly, "I've never seen it work," and Frova and Midrin as needed, and I myself have tried giving up everything from alcohol to chocolate to smoked meat to nuts to you fucking name it. Nothing works.

This is wearing me out.

1 comment:

zelda1 said...

Okay, you need to get a new neurologists. Appeal to your medical doctor to send you to another Neuro guy for a second opinion. Sometimes, there are other ways to treat the pain, like with real pain meds. Most doctors agree that pain + pain meds = relief. At some point, there has to be an agreement that nothing is helping so it's time for the big guns. When I broke my back, I tried everything. I had the pain meds, but didn't want to take them, I was going to tough it out. I tried the TENS unit, I tried accupuncture, I even had the injections of steroids directly into the spinal cord. Nothing helped. The pain was unbearable and is unbearable. Finally a couple of years of severe pain and little sleep, I succumbed and started taking the narcotic pain meds. I don't abuse them, I take them for pain, and sometimes, I do get enough relief to actually say, "Hey, I am pain free." That is rare and I have to take two or three, but I do get those moments. So, make your doctor refer you to someone who will treat you with Narcotics. Narcotics are not bad, they are meant to rid you of pain.