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Going back to work

Finally, I am going back to work Monday. Return to being a functional part of society. Which will make Martin happy, since he is worried about money, no more than me of course, but I am the one that suffers when working or not. I will get money for the time missed assuming my claim is approved once they get the paperwork from my neuro, so I am not too worrried... either I use that to cover my account, or a pump all my cheques for the next month or two into that account. I have to return to work for the whole money issue for certain. Also I feel if I do not then somehow I will not be able to, becuase I get more fixed in my position rather than trying to overcome it.

So the question of whether I am ready to return is rather moot. And I don't have an answer anyway. I am obviously having troubles getting up in the morning and some drunk like grogginess when I do. That is troublesome, as it is so difficult to use will to get up when your all fuzzy and out of it. And I despise…

I wish something would just work for once

Taking Amerge every day during the whole hormonal migraine week, does not prevent the hormonal migranes. They have hit me as hard as normal, but the Amerge has made me very tired. Absurdly tired. And I think I am allergic to them. I have not read anything that links Asthma to triptans, but it is hard to ignore the severe asthma when I was on Imitrex and the noticable breathing problems I had with my first Amerge experience, and now a chest cold and persistent asthmatic breathing now that I have been taking it for days straight. Yet it also helps with the migraines. I don't get why I would have this reaction to triptans when I never did before.. and I have taken Amerge before as it was the first triptan I used. Maybe it is this asthma reaction that is making me so tired. The anti-inflamtory I am on is also causing issues. It causes some stomach pain and other symptoms I am now realizing is unavoidable with this med, but also it is not strong enough or fast enough to help w…

Migraines and lighting

Well we all know fluorescent light are evil. There was something in the news about them in regards to class rooms and productiveity of employees. And from a chronic mingraine perspective they are a trigger, a trigger that is in our enviroment that we cannot readily change. What employer is going to put that much money into changing their lighting for one staff member? Sure there is research that shows it causes stress, fatigue, headaches and more illness in quite a few people, but such studies really do not play into causing anyone to do anything about it. Frankly, if I had my way I would work with sunglasses on in an office with dim, indirect lighting.

"Fluorescent lights are certainly troublesome for some form of migraine and epilepsy. If you are disturbed by them - stay away or change the type of light. You are right about the frequencies - they aggravate brain waves, causing a photic response in the EEG (I used to work in an EEG department). Photic stimulation was one of…

Never do this...

Never leave the comfort of your home when you are having horrible abdominal pain, because when the effects of that pain work their way down you will find yourself glued to some public washroom for hours. Anyway, I have been sick since 8 pm last night, maybe it was made worse by moving around, but whatever it has been extremely unpleasant, did not get any sleep and I am at the point where I think I should see a doctor, any doctor, because this is so not good (I will avoid the unpleasant details of how not good this is). Anyway I will never, ever, ever take those anti-inflammatories again.

Anyway, the whole thing last night was rather ironic. I would never have left the house feeling as I did, because I know where it generally leads. But I have had this pain in my gut for awhile, so I risked it. I left the house because my dad, who is down for business, was sick. He was all out of it sick. Since he is the only person I know under the age of 80 with more prescriptions than me, I…

Amerge

Well I am testing out the Amerge to see what sort of effects it has before I take it for the hormonal migraines for days in a row. Unfortunately, I do get chest pains with the Amerge, which actually surprised me a little because it certainly did not have that effect back when I first took it however many years ago. But it does now, about fifteen minutes after I take it. Not mild pain, but not freaky scary pain either. Some heart irregularities, a bit of an increase in migraine pain while it is working, then some serious fatigue.

But I am going to stay on it. It is an abortive and so it does its job well and I will need it for the hormonal migraines. So since I have to go back to work asap (the whole making money thing, lest my bf freak) I will need this med. It does not matter what side effects it has, and the so slim possibility of some sort of severe reaction, when you have to have something to get through the day. And really if I am going to have a heart attack would it n…

Amerge

As I have mentioned Amerge is a triptan to abort migraines, and is one of the few things good for hormonal migraines. Tripatans are the things I should not be one cause of the whole angina with Imitrex. But you gotta try when it is the only thing that may work. So I tried to day. About then minutes later I had an asthma attack. Ten minutes after that the migraine dimmed and then was gone. Ten minutes after that I felt very wobbly and tired, with heart skipped beats and a ache in my chest. By nightfall, shortness of breath again, though not as bad as at first, took my med for that.

So ya, It messed with the asthma, or gaving me trouble breathing for some other reason. Yeah, it did some funky heart thing on me and I felt a bit out of sorts. But it got rid of the fricken migraine... the five day long hormonal bastard of a migraine. I think it is worth it... so I need to take my asthma puffer a few times and pay attention to my heart rate. No big biggy. The asthma thing does n…

So sucks to be a woman sometimes...

Ah, yes the dreaded hormonal migraine... or the stretch of migraines that just happen to coincide with an already unpleasant time of the month (if you are a man feel free to skip this post with mild embarrassment). Hormonal migraines are quite tricky to treat, as they do not respond as well to most migraine treatments. So don't have to tell me this, since even with the best treatment and abortives, I still have 'chronic migraines' (fifteen or so a month) because I cannot avoid the hormonal migraines. It is also one of the reasons I do not like getting an anti-inflmmatory to treat migraines, because I use another to help with severe crampage (you know what I am talking about, bring you to your knees, curling up, projectile vomiting pain), and using the ones supposed to help with pain (migraines) is not fast acting enough to work for abrupt twisting pain... which means either was I am crippled by pain, since hormonal migraines are not only quite predictable, they are often q…