Wednesday, July 09, 2008

366 Days

Wow. A year since my last post. Life has a way of sneaking up on you and making the time disappear.

So, here we go with a quick update. I'm currently on Neurontin as a preventative -- just a baby dose-- and it seems to be doing well. It's not that I've been migraine free for the last year, but most of the migraines seem to be milder (and a lot less frequent). I find that I'm getting clusters of migraines when the weather changes (big storms coming in are a trigger for me), and the migraines might last three days or a week.

Most of the migraines I'm getting are easily treated with ibuprofen. I only have resort to Midrin infrequently, when the migraines feel like they've got real potential, or when I'm going to sleep with one coming on. I'm not doing the Maxalt anymore, and need to talk to the Neuro about that.

Regarding the Maxalt: the last time I took Maxalt, I had a very strange reaction. I had significant tightness in my head, shoulders, and neck. Kind of like I just "tensed up" in my upper body. It was, to say the least, uncomfortable (and a little scary).

I'll sign off for now, and get back to real life. I hope you have control of your migraines, and not the other way around.

10 Comments:

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At Tuesday, November 11, 2008 10:38:00 PM, Blogger Daryl said...

I've suffered for over 20 years. Taken medication-after-medication and nothing prevented the problem. I completely understand what you're going through. Trips to the hospital are not fun. I felt awful because I've ruined so many family events, birthdays and holidays. I was so tired of taking prescription meds because who knew what it is doing to my liver and kidneys in the long run. Also, I changed by diet, but that didn't help me. But a friend of mine introduced me to a product for health reasons, not for migraines, just for health. It's an all-natural product that I took for about one month religiously, I haven't had a migraine. It's now going on 7 months of being migraine free. I know it's hard to imagine, but it worked for me. What works for one person, doesn't always work for the next, but I was willing to try anything no matter what it cost just to get my life back. For me, so far so good. I'd love to chat with you to share my story. Send me an email or visit my website. I wish you all the best! Jessica 206-600-5303 www.pulse4theheart.com woods@maxhealthteam.com

 
At Wednesday, January 28, 2009 10:47:00 AM, Blogger Matt said...

Many aren’t aware there is a therapeutic alternative to prescription drugs. Dentists all over the country are recommending treatment of migraines using a dental mouthpiece. A device called the NTI-tss Plus is FDA approved for the prevention of migraine pain.

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At Tuesday, July 28, 2009 6:15:00 AM, Anonymous buy fluoxetine said...

I agree with Daryl.. while i do not discount the fact that some medicines can really do wonders, it's also true that sometimes, the best medicine is having a healthy lifestyle.

 
At Monday, August 03, 2009 1:36:00 PM, Anonymous Fine Life Folk said...

As I don't have migraines yet, I do agree that weather changes affect the condition of our health a great deal.

 
At Saturday, November 28, 2009 9:48:00 PM, Anonymous middleton migraine sufferer said...

glad youve got everything under control. my mom's on daily neurontin for fibro pain. hadnt heard of it used as a preventative for migraines. for me midrin is amazing. for awhile there was a shortage and i was in migraine hell. everything else abortive-wise is at least triple the price of midrin. midrin for me is 'just right' and with one of those online rx discount cards i can get a bottle of 100 for around $50. btw http://midrin.org has some interesting info on how it works exactly if you're ever up for a read.

 
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At Wednesday, June 16, 2010 11:36:00 AM, Anonymous Edwin said...

It's such a fine science, getting migraine treatment and prevention right. It's good to know that there's light at the end of the tunnel, but disheartening to think of how long it can take to get there.

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At Tuesday, August 03, 2010 6:31:00 PM, Blogger Tom said...

The headache is common when the stress is too much for this I recommend some tips.

 
At Saturday, September 03, 2011 5:56:00 PM, Blogger btouhy said...

A close friend of mine was on Topamax for years and then tried alternative medicine, they found the root issue and was cured of it. I saw some other triggers and treatment son shows like cnn health and The journal with Joan Lunden not long ago.

 

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This blog is intended as a journal of my own personal experiences with migraine, and should not be used for any type of self-diagnosis. If you believe that you have a medical condition that needs addressed, please see a doctor.