Wednesday, November 15, 2006

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Mentioning A Migraine

It's time for bed; but I've got a migraine trying to begin. I cut it off at the pass by taking Frova, Meclizine, and the med for nausea. I listened to my neurologist who I know from experience, doesn't know how to taper medications other than prednisone and I suspect he learned that one because I bothered him so much. He's told me before it was okay to stop taking a medication that caused me an awful withdrawal. This time he told me I could cut Lamictal, a seizure cum everything medication from 50 mg. to 25 mgs. That was what I wanted to do and I knew he'd say it was fine. I know I'd do well on 25 except that I didn't figure in that I might be addicted to the stuff. Well, I am. Of course, that may not be why I'm getting migraines like this or feeling slightly nauseous at times during the day. That's probably a migraine without the headache. I learned that from my excellent neurologist who just doesn't know about withdrawals.
It's very odd for my lupus to act up this way; that's why I suspected the medication withdrawal. I had been feeling that lupus exhaustion and kind of off for a while; but I figured it was due to the stress of having workmen in the house eighteen hours a day and having lupus as a bottom line. I still think that.
The painting is almost done and we're just about out of money. We've got a couple of things to buy and we're done. A sofa bed and bar are coming Saturday We'll probably buy a freezer and a little frig that we'll use for holidays and such. We need the freezer for Harry's cooking and the breads that come to live in our freezer. It will be a relief to be alone with Harry and the kittens in the house. I still haven't brought in most of the paintings for the walls and the ones that are in, are sitting where the sofa and the bar will go.
Meanwhile, back at the desk, Autumn is swishing her tail on the keyboard. She wants pets. My headache is under control and it's getting later. I wanted to write about the place I worked and tattle some on them but it will be another time. This time is over.


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Blogger cara winsor hehir said...

ugg. i get miagraines too. they are completely debilitating and accompany severe vomiting (from the sence of vertigo i think.
i recently discovered that the meds i am on can be tourturous to get off of, i may need them for the rest of my life. at 30 that seems like a long medicated road ahead....
i hope that you get the house back to yourselves soon and that you can roll out the sofa bed for a lounge and sip fancy drinks from your bar ;)

6:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cara, I think there are gazillions of people on lifetime meds and I'd say, "Don't worry." Quality of life is of the ultimate importance. I know lots of us may have severe problems with these meds late in life but I think cures will be found for those problems. Definitely get meds for the migraines if you haven't already. Migraines themselves give you central nervous system problems when they're not treated.xo

4:25 PM  

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ugg. i get miagraines too. they are completely debilitating and accompany severe vomiting (from the sence of vertigo i think.
i recently discovered that the meds i am on can be tourturous to get off of, i may need them for the rest of my life. at 30 that seems like a long medicated road ahead....
i hope that you get the house back to yourselves soon and that you can roll out the sofa bed for a lounge and sip fancy drinks from your bar ;)

By Blogger cara winsor hehir, at 6:14 AM  

Cara, I think there are gazillions of people on lifetime meds and I'd say, "Don't worry." Quality of life is of the ultimate importance. I know lots of us may have severe problems with these meds late in life but I think cures will be found for those problems. Definitely get meds for the migraines if you haven't already. Migraines themselves give you central nervous system problems when they're not treated.xo

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:25 PM  

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