Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Looking Back

I'm starting to get caught up with things at home after the long weekend. Part of that was adding up my migraines and the number of rescue meds that I took. The numbers say that July was worse than I thought. I had 22 migraines and took 10 (1 more than I should have) rescue meds. This wasn't my fault and I'm not going to feel bad about it. My docs put me in a bad position with the Bachlofen, it has been crazy hot and humid and I spent a good 2 weeks at the hosptial everyday with my grandma so I did what I had to in order to make it through.

Most disappointing was the apparent weight loss that I had. It isn't much, but then again I'm so skinny any loss is more than I can afford. It has been enough of a weight loss to cause me to get a head rush every time I get up. Sometimes I even lose my sight for a bit. This constant head rush sensation translates into more migraine pain. I'm waking up feeling okay (thank you Bachlofen) but the more sitting and standing I do as the day goes on the worse my head feels...

I've been on the Protriptyline for more than a month now and I'm sad to see that I'm not having the same benefits I saw when I was on the Amitriptyline, the munchies (weight gain) and the improved outlook and mood. To make things worse, I am still having the same negative side effects that I had with Amitriptyline: super dry mouth and worsening brain fog. Come Sept I'll try Botox but I guess I'll just need to tough it out until then.



  1. I'm not surprised that you had more frequent migraines considering the move, grandma, and all you've had to do, not to mention running low on your meds.

    I know how difficult it is to eat when you have no appetite, but I'm really worried about you, and am racking my brain to think of something to help you gain an appetite. I'll be pondering this! In the meantime, do you take vitamins to supplement the nutrition you are lacking by not being able to eat?

    Check your local pharmacy, or even Walmart for a mouth wash or cream for dry mouth. I have some of this for when sjogrens makes my mouth so terribly dry.

    Your appointment cannot come soon enough. Take care M...(((hugs)))

  2. I understand the weight loss. I know it's rough. I have the same struggle, and I hate the loss of sight and the head rush stuff.

    I'm sorry you're not getting much relief from you preventive med. It can be disheartening to look over your notes and see how many migraines and how much migraine meds you took in a month. But, you've been able to be there for your grandma and spend time with your family, and that's great!