Two years have gone by since the last time I posted. A lot has happened.
Testosterone therapy was abandoned shortly after my post in June 2011. The results were fairly inconclusive and I couldn’t see spending close to $600/month for the medication. Doxepin has been the golden hammer, from what I can tell. I’m at 150mg/day at night and that seems to be a happy place for me. I had MONTHS of no pain whatsoever. I seem to be back on a cycle for the past 3-4 months but I’m at most getting 1-2 headaches a week of a fairly low level of pain.
It’s crazy to see that a cheap anti-depressant like Doxepin was the solution, at least for now. My neurologist has been awesome, taking suggestions I’m finding from others online and using it for my condition. The report from Diamond Headache Clinic seemed to help, even though I had felt it was useless. It was that report that indicated a treatment regimen including Doxepin so we tried it and it works.
I’ve come to learn that everyone is so very different. We all have so many variables with what we eat, breathe, and expose ourselves to every day. It takes time and patience to find something that can help you, so stay strong.