Just a little update here.
Up until now, I've been pretty lucky. I have been averaging about one migraine every sixteen days. This has been my pattern since January, when Dr. Greene put me on the Amitriptyline, which was added to my Topamax.
Well - this week has just proven to me that I can still take a step backward.
"Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water." (for those of you who don't know, this is the famous tag line from JAWS, which is one of my all time favorite "horror" movies and the reason I don't swim in the ocean)
I had three - yes three, migraines this week, including today - right now. The first two this week started out at tension headaches that I could not get rid of with my normal Skelaxin, and then went into a migraine. After I took a Frova on both of these occasions, Mr. Migraine went away.
Today was a different story.
It started out very small and quiet. I thought, "oh, no big deal, I'll throw some Skelaxin at it while it's at a 0/1 and I'll be good to go". Well that didn't help so an hour later I ended up taking a Frova.
The Frova knocked the pain down from it's then 4 to about a 2, but the throbbing in my left eye was still there and reminded me every time I moved. Along with the oh so lovely nausea. Thank God I had learned earlier in the week from my girl MJ (see her blog at Rhymes with Migraine ) had mentioned something about how Ginger Altoids help her....low and behold we had them in the kitchen at work! So I ate my weight in them today.....
I get home and Mr. Migraine is still alive and kicking. I end up resorting to my rescue drug, Vicodin. I only take half tabs because of course, the whole pill will make me nauseous. So I had a half and was good for about 3 hours, now I feel it creeping back up again. Oh what fun it is!
I really can't think of what caused this sudden spike in migraine activity, except the change in the weather. Everything here in good 'ol New Jersey is in full bloom, although I don't seem to be having any allergy symptoms.
Oh well. Ya win some, ya lose some.
If this keeps up next week, I'm definitely going to call my neuro and see if I can get in a litter sooner then my scheduled appointment in July.
I hope the rest of you out there in migraine land had a better week then I did!!!!
Enjoy the weekend!!!!