Well, to my ever-increasing frustration, I haven't been able to blog as regularly as I want. Actually, I haven't been able to do anything as much as I want to lately. Why? Well, I'm continuing to have daily migraines.
Some days I can sit up and get things done, but I've spent way too many days in the last few weeks curled up on the futon not able to do anything.
It's been pretty frustrating.
I'd almost rather have my asthma attacks than this! I mean, I can actually get a lot done when I'm not breathing. I can talk on-line, I can make jewelry, I can write. As long as I move really slowly I can get things done. When I'm trapped on my back in pain - I can't.
I've been working on dealing with the doctors trying to figure this all out. They thought it was one thing, and then another. Finally they sent me to the neurologist this morning.
Well, the good news is that there likely isn't anything wrong with me that's going to kill me! Yay! Ok, so yeah, I pretty much already figured that. I've had migraines for years and years, they've just gotten much, much worse.
The bad news is that he said it's going to take awhile to work through all of this. Part of it is that I'm already on a bunch of meds because of my severe asthma problems. Part of it is that I'm on welfare insurance and they don't pay for a lot of different medications. So we're starting out by having me take a bunch more supplements in case its being triggered by a vitamin deficiency. We're also going to try increasing the heart medication that I'm already on because it can be used to treat migraines.
Other than that...well...i'm supposed to keep a headache diary and go back and see him in a month. He wants to give the vitamins a chance to work before he trys the next medication, which is apparently a major seisure medication.
So - I'm slogging through the best I can. But if I sometimes disappear for a day or two, that's why. Sorry.