Basilar Interlude

“Comfort Cart.” John said that would be a good name for a band. I don’t know about that, but it does sound… a little like the padded carriage that might carry you in cushioned bliss to the afterlife. While X was at her riding lesson I wandered around Kroger in a daze, idly picking things…

Withdrawing: on a video by Lisa Benson

Inspired by my friend Lisa’s video for Migraine.com, I wrote this post on Facebook. Now I am sharing it here as well because I think it’s super important. Lisa identified something that has been bothering me a lot lately, and partially prompted my last blog entry.   It’s been a good week. The last day…

Everything Is Horrible – I mean, Fine!!!

My stomach hurts. J has resigned and is wrapping up his cases. And looking for a new job. The changes and our tension make the girls nervous and they are acting out, making it difficult for us to get anything done. We all have colds. I have a fever. And cold sores, which I get…

Well…

Of course, the no-good, very bad migraine I got today, the first since Friday into Sunday, would have to be an 8. Requiring 2 Imitrex injections and a tablet and multiple muscle relaxers and Dramamine; twelve hours in bed; canceled plans; j calling in sick to watch the girls and take them to evening activities….

38 Weeks

I finally gave in and went to the ER last night for a migraine I’d had since Monday. I’d gotten as many as 6 hours of relief at a time from Imitrex, but the thing just kept coming back. It was the longevity that broke me… not the severity. This streak of not needing the…

general update.

I have had an unrelenting headache for three days. It isn’t too severe, but nevertheless pricks and pokes at me and brings accompanying aura, allodynia, and irritability. I’m not happy about it. For some reason, nothing I take is working. I had my last appointment in Ann Arbor yesterday for the double-blind phase of the…

Day 15: F E A R

| The fear begins with aura. As soon as the floaties begin, those nefarious clear squiggles, my stomach tightens and the “what ifs” start. What if I miss the medication window? What if I choose the wrong medicine to take? Do I have enough? Mentally check through supply… and decide what to take. Figure out…