Dr. Zap

Just got back from visiting my doctor’s today. After fighting off migraines for about 2 days every week for the last 3 weeks, I figured it was time. Especially after Monday’s migraine which was the first time I had one last from 6am one day through to a second day.

He prescribed some medication that I’m really not too keen on… Every night for the next month, I’m supposed to take 10mg of a medication that was at one time used for those suffering from depression. This will knock me out and allow me to sleep and hopefully keep the headaches away.

I’m sorry, but 1-I hate medication that needs to be taken over a long period of time. Heck, whenever I’m unlucky enough to fall on antibiotics, I’m usually suffering from depression by day 4 of the prescribed 10! I don’t like altering my body like that. 2-Depression medication to cure migraines? Sounds too bizarre. 3-Uhm. I have a small child at home, not to mention an older child who suffers from asthma. I really want to be out cold over night and not hear them should they be in distress? I need to be able to function – even in small painful steps.

I do believe that a lot of my pain is from other factors (such as insomnia and stress (work and life)). I did come across a small “migraine calendar” that details more information about an attack than I used to keep, and I think it’ll help me at least better understand the causes.

At any rate, he did send me to radiology for some Xrays of my skull and my sinuses. I know this might sound bizarre, but it was the FIRST time I ever actually FELT something while undergoing an xray. I don’t know, maybe it’s because it was my head (and I felt my brain tingling) or maybe it was just the idea of it all, but I know I did feel something. Insane. Bizarre. and Maddening.

We’ll see what happens…

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