Migraines Are No Way To Live
27 June 2020
So I'm on Day 13 of this horrible intractable migraine. I've had a headache of some sort, most of them migraine, every day since 1995. I sh** you not.
This one, though... there's something extra special about it, I guess.
At first, I knew it was a migraine. I mean, I've had a billion of them. It was the whole forward right half of my head that felt the squeezing, punishing pain. I was nauseated, and vomited several times. I had the twinkly lights, and I've been very sensitive to sound and light.
I mean, pretty classic, y'know?
And I have all the co-morbidities, so it would just stand to reason, of course, that I'd suffer from migraine as well. Admittedly, I've increased my caffeine intake pretty drastically of late, so I think it's time to face the music and realize that's a real trigger for me. (Darn it! Alcohol, too - how am I even supposed to adult, then??!)
So what do I DO?!!
I've been on four of the above triptans (eletriptan, sumatriptan, naratriptan, frovatriptan); three were even used in this past week, along with additional sumatriptan injections. By the way, if you've never had them, those suck!
I tried Botox for migraine three times. It didn't work; my neurologist says I failed Botox, but I prefer to say it failed me!
Of course, I've tried everything in the OTC aisle. And I take a nausea medicine like compazine or Zofran, as well as Benedryl, and Tylenol in my triptan cocktails (as prescribed).
Nothing has helped. This woman is getting desperate.
I've tried and failed the migraine biologics Aimovig and Ajovy.
So. On Wednesday of last week, I was supposed to get an infusion of the newest migraine biologic, Vyepti. Only, after driving for about 75 minutes from our tiny town in Idaho, through Boise and beyond, to get to my neurologist's office... they were closed due to a patient coming in with COVID-like symptoms. Needless to say, I was not happy. We ran the rest of our errands and drove all the way home. I can't say I did not cry and have not cried since, but I do give not crying my all, because you know what happens?
Of course you do.
My migraine gets worse.
That appointment is now rescheduled for this coming Wednesday, so be a doll and please cross everything you have two of for me, will you? Thanks.
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