Migraines

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.

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I began my life in the South and for five years lived as a closeted teacher, but am now making a new life for myself as an oral historian in New England. I think my life will work out the way it was always meant to be. That doesn't mean there won't be ups and downs; that's all part of life. It means I just have to be patient. I feel like October 7, 2015 is my new birthday. It's a beginning filled with great hope. It's a second chance to live my life…not anyone else's. My profile picture is "David and Me," 2001 painting by artist Steve Walker. It happens to be one of my favorite modern gay art pieces. View all posts by Joe

3 responses to “Migraines

  • britt69isme

    Sorry that you have to go through this process, I hope your recovery period is a short one.

  • AH

    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.

    • Joe

      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.

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