Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Kicked in the butt by karma

Well, I never should've told a aingle soul that I hadn't had a migraine in 2 weeks because, guess what, I got one at 2:30am this morning. I hereby forbid anyone from inquiring into the state of my head from this day forth. Please!!! Luckily, I felt it coming on and went to bed early, and when I awoke at the early hour with that familiar pre-migraine intense pain and nausea I was prepared with Imitrex. I have discovered that 50mg is sufficient for most days, which is certainly a money-saver (those little triangles of salvation cost $25 each at full retail!).

...which brings me to my rant: why the heck is this stuff so expensive??? I fear that I am paying for the drug companies wining and dining of prominent doctors rather than for their years on research and development. I am hoping that the patent is up soon so that a generic may invade the marketplace. Such is the state of my wish list these days. Hope all are well and pain free!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Odd medication warning

While reading the many warning labels on my most recent refill of Fiorinal, I noticed a warning I hadn't seen before: "Do not lie down for 30 minutes after taking this medication." Really? I cannot imagine ever needing Fiorinal when I could be standing up!

Sunday, October 08, 2006

New York Times article thoughts

I've been thinking a lot lately about the above article from the New York Times on August 8, 2006, which preposes that sinus headaches are actually migraines. See article link here.

A good number of my headaches begin with a sharp pain in my sinuses directly behind my left eyebrow. Does this happen to anyone else? I wonder if all those years in school when I was diagnosed with sinus infections and headaches if they were really migraines.

A full weekend, quite the novel concept these days

This weekend is the first in a month that I have not lost an entire day to a migraine. Believe me, I've been making the most of it and have accomplished quite a lot on my multitudes of to-do lists; however, at the same time I feel like I must be somewhat cautious. Despite the fact that I regularly see my doctor and have heavy-hitters like Imitrex and Fioronol handy, despite the pain management sessions I've completed and the biofeedback work, in many ways I am a prisoner of my damn head. I may be on good behavior but who knows what awaits? For these reasons I decided to start this blog--to connect with others, to find new methods of management, to just not feel so guilty every time I have to cancel plans and stay in bed with an ice pack.