Thursday, September 16, 2010

Short & Sweet

I am going to keep this post short and sweet, as I am having a not-so-good head day. Although, this new Brookstone shoulder pillow massager thing I bought in Wisconsin is helping a little...along with drugs and ice packs of course.  Anyways, I went to see a new neurologist (Dr. K.) today... and he does in fact seem to be a "headache specialist".  He seems to know his stuff.  Of course, he is completely changing my current plan of care...which is good, because it's not working, but also frustrating because I will most likely be withdrawling again and having to get used to new meds.  Unfortunately, he also told me the RFL was a complete waste.  Which I kind of already knew too.

So new Plan of Care:
-Prozac 40mg daily...this kind of scares me!  But he says he's had great success with it and migraine prevention.  Anyone else ever tried it???
-Meclizine 25mg daily...for my vertigo
-Bystolic 2.5mg daily

He is all about the "prevention" aspect.  He wants me to stop all my other meds at this time, except my Sumavel injection as needed and Phenergan as needed. 

I am also going to get Depo-Medrol injections the next 4 Mondays.  I have had a ton of Occipital Nerve Blocks before...but we'll see!

So as of now...I will be down to only 3 pills a day. 

I don't know how it's going to be not taking all my other pills I'm used to taking...but it's worth a shot!


WinnyNinny PooPoo said...

solumedrol, prednisone, and decadron help my headache, hope it helps yours! I was told they reduce "sterile inflammation" which can be a component of chronic headaches.

Some people with my headache (hemicrania continua) use low dose Xanax or high dose Lyrica/Cymbalta/neurontin, of course lithium is used for cluster headaches, I have tried clonazepam, atarax, doxepin, and compazine all of which effect mood - so hoping the prozac works!

Jamie Valendy said...

I did try the Prozac, but it messed with my moods. I'm on an anti-depressant for depression/anxiety, so it may have just been too much.

I'm glad that you've found a doctor that's willing to take you down a different route. Hopefully this one will be great for you. Blessings.