In My Head…aches


Day #93
June 23, 2008, 7:53 am
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Hey,

So today just hasn’t been good. Well, actually, I take that back. The morning was clear. I woke up and thought, “Hey, maybe I’m headache free!” D’oh! I probably jinxed it. From late morning/early afternoon on, I’ve been plagued by a TERRIBLE headache and I’ve just lived through it. I don’t even have the patience to write this right now.

Adios,

-ETH

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Day #92
June 22, 2008, 3:07 am
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Hey,

I missed another day, that was my mistake!

So my headaches have really fallen out of a pattern. Some days, they’re far worse in the mornings and they ease up in the evenings, sometimes they peak in the middle of the day, and sometimes I just have to cut my days short because the evenings are most brutal.

Unlike the first two or three days days of the 200mg/day on Topamax when I had really bad headaches, the intensity has seemed to drop to what I was experiencing before, but still no better.

I’m on 60mg of Cymbalta a day now, and although that’s a low dosage (or so I think), I’m feeling the effects of that on my stomach. Maybe I’m not eating enough in the mornings (I like to think I do?), but my stomach hasn’t been the same the past few days.

Anyways, that’s what my case has been. I have an MRA and an MRV scheduled on Monday. I’m fairly positive that they’ll show up normal, I’m not sure why I’m even getting it done…I guess it’s just to be safe.

Until next time,

-ETH



Day #90 pt.2
June 20, 2008, 6:11 am
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Hey,

So I’m just finishing up the last post. It’s the end of the day and my headache seemed to peak just before 5pm. I just had to shut out everything and put my head down it was really bad. My headache is pretty bad right now, I don’t even want to write this.

So, I’m out for now. Thanks for reading if anyone is.

-ETH



Day #90 pt.1
June 19, 2008, 5:08 pm
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Hey,

So it looks like I forgot to update yesterday. One of my neurologists (the one who said she believes I have cluster headaches) saw me and prescribed Cymbalta to take along with the Topamax, she wants me to take it, and slowly increase my dosage. I believe I’ll be taking 60mg for a month and then increase my dosage, I’m not sure to what. She seems to have changed her diagnosis to me having transformed migraines. I don’t know, I was out of it when she was speaking.

Anyways, as far as my headaches go yesterday, I felt the bulk of it in the latter half of the day… at night, I was just done for. I actually golfed in the late afternoon and at night my head was POUNDING and I just called it an early night and went to sleep. It wasn’t a fun night. Today, I have a bio-feedback appointment..I’m not sure how effective it is, but I just keep going.

Anyways, I should be updating later today.

-ETH



Day #88
June 18, 2008, 5:07 am
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Hey,

So I woke up this morning trying to think of what day I’m on. I remembered Friday was #84, then I counted: 85, 86, 87, 88. I couldn’t believe I’m almost at 90. 90 days! Prior to this my longest was 63 days. Kinda strange because looking back, it doesn’t seem like it’s been that long. Everyone else probably would think I see it otherwise. Heh.

Anyways, I saw another terrible headache, but it wasn’t *as bad* as the previous two days, but still pretty bad. It was worse in the morning that in the evening, so the pattern seems to be shifting again. Nothing is really making sense anymore. I’m proud of myself for not relying on my pain killers (oxycodone and meperidine) for the pain anymore.

My family got me some homeopathic medicine to try because they’ve been pestering me about trying hundreds of other things…Well, the homeopathic medicine isn’t supposed to have any side effects, but something I’m taking definitely has a side effect of SEVERE dry mouth. I know of this through first hand experience today, I wish I had something better than water and milk to drink today.

Also, since I tapered up on the Topamax, I’ve noticed that I’ve had a weird taste in my mouth. I wonder if anybody else has any experience with this? It’s odd, it’s kind of fresh, but sometimes i think it’s kind of metallic or something? I’m not sure what it is.

Anyways, until next time…

-ETH



Day # 87
June 17, 2008, 5:40 am
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I had written a bunch here about how my headache gave me a terrible day… and something happened with the website.

Well, I had and have a terrible headache.

-ETH