Well, it appears that Verapamil isn’t doing the trick.  I’ll be a good little stooge and take the two weeks my neurologist suggested and see what comes of it.  I’ve only noticed that my blood pressure is finally normal 8/10 times I take it.  My pulse can be a bit low at times, but it’s normally over 60bpm.  Of course a generic drug won’t work for me, my body needs the name brand high-priced liver-killing eye-popping tunnel-visioned Topamax.  Bah.  My opthalmalogist did say that the eye pressure was normal; that leads me to believe it was the Topamax doing the whole glaucoma deal.

I just took some Tylenol.  I had a whopper of a headache behind my left eye, left temple, and going back to the lower portion of my skull where the soft tissue starts.  That is my typical syndrome.  My mom says I should go to the Mayo Clinic because nobody can find anything on an x-ray or an MRI.  I tried explaining that what I have is a big medical voodoo.  The term “migraine” is as concrete as compact car.  It’s all in the eye of the beholder (funny pun for me!) and the definition keeps changing.  The cause is unknown, yet we are dismissed with a single name.

I’m ranting today.  I think I’m just bitter.  ErinM over at Through the Eyes of a Migraine has a whole slew of medications that she has to deal with.  I like my medicine cabinet very sparce because I have a hard enough time remembering to take my vitamin every day.  I just want to know what is next, where do I go to find the information that can’t be found?

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I'm a 20-something full time geek, part time student and photographer with a life partner, dog, house, and the two cars. I also have an ice pick in my left temple every day.

1 Comment

ErinM · April 14, 2006 at 8:26 AM

Well… all I can say is “hang in there”. I know it doesn’t help much, but I’m sure you’ll find the medication that works for you eventually. I know it’s a hard struggle, but it’s worth it (believe it or not!).

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