I have been out sick from work for the past two days because of a major migraine. The new medicine for the trigeminal neuralgia (TN) has been helping with that pain. My neurologist doubled the dosage because the smaller dose was helping, but I was still having some nerve pain. The higher dose seems to be working but is also making me very drowsy. I felt a little drowsy with the smaller dose, but nothing like this. I’ll see how it goes at work today when I will be more active.
While the TN seems to have gotten better, I do still get migraines occasionally, and when I do, they are doozies. This one actually started on Sunday. I hope today is headache free, or at least mostly so. I have to be at work today because I have two important meetings. One has been rescheduled twice, and another has been rescheduled once. I can’t reschedule again. So, we’ll see how today goes.
July 29th, 2021 at 4:27 am
Sorry that you have to go through this process, I hope your recovery period is a short one.
July 31st, 2021 at 9:28 am
Oh can I relate! The only medication that has ever worked for my migraines, especially after they start, is rizatriptan (Maxalt). It has been around for a while and is expensive, but worth every penny. It doesn’t cause drowsiness, but can raise blood pressure, although I haven’t experienced that. The newer medications don’t seem to work for me, partly because I don’t catch my migraines early enough.
July 31st, 2021 at 9:31 am
I used to take Maxalt, and it helped lessen the intensity but didn’t fully get rid of the migraines. Now I take naratriptan , and it works much better. Most of the time, it will get rid of a migraine.