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Monday, August 27, 2012
After my ER visit on July 4, I continued to experience non-stop pain. I went to an emergency appointment with my doctor (rather than going to the ER) on July 11. That finally broke the 1.5+ week migraine - thank goodness!
Based on these two emergency visits in such a short period of time, my doctor moved my next appointment up from September to July 31. I don't really feel like it was a very productive appointment, though. Then, on August 2, I had to make another emergency appointment with him. They gave me a different cocktail of meds (because I'd had so many side effects with the previous visit), and it knocked me out. I felt significantly better the next day, though it was a day with waves of the horrible pain I'd been experiencing non-stop.
After never having gone to the ER (not to say that there weren't times that I should've gone) I had 3 emergency visits in a one month time-frame - Yikes! But, I've finally chilled back down to a mix of productive and non-productive migraines (about 3-4 of each, per week).
We tried to cut my night meds in half because of concern that it was affecting my vision. Well, that sent me right back into my insomnia problems. I was getting to sleep way too late, and sleeping late into the day. After a week or so, we increased it back up to a whole pill each night. I'm still not back on the improved sleep schedule I was on prior to the changes, but it's better than taking the decreased dose.
Anyway, that's some of what I've been dealing with over the last couple of months. I hope y'all are doing well - know that you're in my thoughts and prayers often.