plus ça change

04.23.12Sigh of relief. My appointment with the attractive, young, and aloof Dr. “Manhands” went well. Even though he knew I would be seeing Dr. T in August, he still asked questions and put some thought into my situation. He asked whether I’d ever tried Lamictal, which is a mood-stabilizing anti-seizure med used off-label for migraine….

what i need

At Home:WaterGluten-free foodsFragrance-free soapsBio-Freeze Heating pad Cold packsPressure band“Migrelief” herbal/ vitamin tabs (feverfew/magnesium/vitB2)ExcedrinBenadrylSudafedCaffeine tabsIbuprofen UltracetXanaxImitrexZanaflexPercocetDHE (Dihydroergotamine) 1 mg ampules25G SyringesDarkQuiet In The ER:IV fluidsDilaudid – preferably 2 mgZofran or PhenerganBenadrylDecadronAny other painkiller, including morphine, will not work.Being treated respectfully is a plus.Not having to wait for 2 hours to be seen, while banging head on…

end of my rope

How many times have I been in this place? Where all hope seems lost? All options extinguished? 7 months post-hysterectomy, my precious miracle general practitioner who took me under her wing 5 years ago and had the guts to offer real solutions, to take on the trickiest inherited-migraine mess she’d ever seen, had to quit…