Well it has been one month sense my last post and a few things have happened. Today I'm getting over an 8 day long killer migraine that nothing has touched. My Dr, gave me a steroid pack on Thursday and that may be what finally broke this headache or it could be the trip to the acupuncturist yesterday I don't know. But I still have a bad migraine hangover. I have only gone to the acupuncturist twice so I don't know how successful that will be but I have spoken to a couple people he has helped so I'm encouraged. I also finally have an appointment with the Migraine specialist at Beth Israel in Boston on June 10 nth, Still waiting for the paperwork with the Dr's info. My Neurologist says this is the best guy in New England, We shall see. His name is Zahid H. Bajwa MD. he is an assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Harvard Medical School. Which I have recently learned most Dr's that work in pain clinics are Anesthesiologists, who knew?
I have taken the Midrin 5 times in the last month and it really hasn't helped with the migraines. I also stopped taking the Vicodin all together that just wasn't helping at all. So now I have no rescue or abortive drugs that work. I still have some Imitrex injectors but I hate using them because of the anxiety feelings I get when I use it. I'm sure other people know how I feel.
Some thing else I thought I was a little crazy and never mentioned it to the Dr. but when I get a headache my scalp hurts a lot and I just read an article that its not uncommon so that makes me feel a little better it may sound like a small thing during a migraine attack but it drives me crazy I have a hard time even laying my head on the pillow it hurts so bad so I sit in my office chair all night so my head isn't touching anything. I know that sound nuts when your head is pounding and your eyes feel like they are going to pop out and you are throwing up ever ten minutes and you just can get warm even thou you have the heat up to 90 in the house ( Thank God I live alone) and I think about how my scalp hurts. lol.
Wow you would never guess with the way that I ramble in these posts that I am a very quiet guy in real life and I really don't talk much.
Any way I hope that ether this Acupuncturist or the Dr. in Boston can do something for me. I have only been going thru this for two and a half years and I know most of you have had migraines for decades I just cant see how you do it day after day but there is nothing else you can do. I hope I can keep up the strength because these last 8 days nearly pushed me over the edge.
Be well Be free!!
Published On: May 17, 2008