I was totally sold on the Vitamin D kick. Still am. Started my kids awhile ago on 1,000 mg of it a day and they have hardly had the sniffles in over a year. No stomach bugs. Please don't let me be jinxing myself by writing this. :)
So, the last 3 or 4 months, the headaches have been creaping back. And I have been in denial. Mainly just the tension headaches, the type I can still function with, they do slow down my productivity and all, but don't knock me out of commission like a migraine does. In December, I finally started charting them. Of the last 36 days, I have had a headache 23 days. Last Wednesday, the migraine hit. A bad one. In the olden days, after a migraine, the headache would be gone. It was not gone last Thursday. I decided it was time to go back to the Neurologist.
I called in the morning expecting it to take a few months to get in, but they had a cancellation for 11:00 the same day. I grabbed it. We have a new plan. Here it is:
- MRI of the brain. I struggled with this one. I had one in 2007. Did have Lipoma which is a fatty tumor that supposedly doesn't cause the problems I'm having and they do nothing about. Have to pay for the MRI which is well over $1,000 since haven't met the deductible, January being my least favorite financial month of the year (especially with a $3,200 plumbing bill). But we scheduled it. He thought it a good idea since such a big change all of a sudden. I'm sure it is nothing
- Starting a preventitive medidicine called Top*omax. Has a weight loss side effect I'm hoping hits me hard!!!
- I was not taking enough Magnesium or the right kind, so he upped it to 1,000 mg and it has to be chelated and end with an "ate" (glycinate or lysinate)
- Got some shots that I can use on myself when I do have a headache. Will tell you more about those now.
CVS called to say they had to order it and it would take until Monday. OK I said, on day 6 of a headache. I waited til Monday. Went in on Monday. They forgot to order the filter needles that are necessary. This is on day 9 of a headache. I waited until Tuesday, day 10. Called in the morning. Shipment hadn't come in yet. Went in later. No shipment. Called later. Nobody had placed the order. I freaked. They called a hospital inpatient pharmacy. I had to drive to Methodist Hospital to get it. This is where my Dr. is located. Should have just had them fill the
Got home, got ready to give myself the shot. There were no needles, just the filter needle, which is not what you use for the actual injection. Ugh. Thankfully, CVS did have some of those instock. After I finally was able to give myself the shot, it actually worked. My headache went away. It was a miracle!!
Update. I started this post over two weeks ago. As I was writing it, I got a headache. Which turned into a migraine. Which turned into a puke fest. Too much info. I know. Long story short. Headaches have been torturing me lately. 1/2 of each week seems to be full of headaches. One migraine a week. Headaches at least half of the week, I can get stuff done, but am kind of a zombie. Haven't been reading and catching up on blogs lately. Hoping to return to normal soon. More later.