Chronic Migraine Warrior

Chronic Migraine Warrior

Friday, July 29, 2011

To Medicate, or Not to Medicate

To medicate, or not to medicate, that is the question.

I HATE the medicine "game." It's not fun trying to figure out (especially in my migraine-fogged brain) things like... If I can take my abortive medicine up to 3 days a week: what is a "week," and when can I take my next dose? Is a week Sunday through Saturday? A rolling 7-day period of time?

It's so aggravating to have to think about this stuff, and extremely saddening to look at your health calendar and realize that either "spin" you put on it (Sun thru Sat, or rolling 7 days), you've already maxed out for the week and have to just try to survive without it.

After such an intense migraine attack last night, I woke up feeling on the edge of another one. I've tried to push through today, but I can feel it worsening pretty quickly. I don't know how much more of the intense, mind-melting, blinding pain I can handle. I looked at my migraine diary / health calendar, and whether or not I've maxed out on my meds is in the gray-area... so, I took the meds anyway. I've also tried a few different programs on my neurostimulator to try to stop the migraine attack progress, but it doesn't seem to be helping (I'll have to remember to mention that to my doctor on Monday, when I go in).

So, it looks like another evening of taking it easy / Netflix. I'm so glad that we have Netflix, even if it's sometimes only for some kind of white noise... since my stupid migraines can actually worsen in complete silence... or darkness...

Here's hoping for some relief...
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