Well, I’m finally done.  School is over; no more; nada; never again.  Well, maybe never again.  But, I can finally say I’m going to be moving on with my job I think.  My current employer may be willing to change for me, but at least now I have options.

I talked with my neurologist today.  I told him how my headache frequency and intensity hasn’t decreased (maybe even increased).  I stopped taking the melatonin; it wasn’t doing much except making me groggy.  He’s increasing my Verapamil to 160mg three times a day.  I’m almost wondering if the metoprolol is causing the headaches.  One of the side effects listed for beta blockers in general is headaches (less common however).  I doubt it but if I can go onto Verapamil totally, there is a generic extended release.  Metoprolol extended-release is name-brand – Toprol XL or something.

I’m glad that my employer has these little rooms called enclaves on each floor.  It’s a room with a clouded window and a little couch.  You can turn the light off and everything.  I usually end up taking a nap in there every day when I get a headache.  Fun stuff.  I would miss that if I went somewhere else.

Categories: Headaches


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.


ErinM · May 6, 2006 at 8:04 AM

YAY!! Congrats on getting through school. I know how difficult that can be and I ultimately respect you for pursing your goals despite the amount of pain you can be in.

Way to go!!

jks · May 8, 2006 at 5:57 AM

Congrats on graduating = )

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