Two years have gone by since the last time I posted. Â A lot has happened.
Testosterone therapy was abandoned shortly after my post in June 2011. Â The results were fairly inconclusive and I couldn’t see spending close to $600/month for the medication. Â Doxepin has been the golden hammer, from what I can tell. Â I’m at 150mg/day at night and that seems to be a happy place for me. Â I had MONTHS of no pain whatsoever. Â 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. Â My neurologist has been awesome, taking suggestions I’m finding from others online and using it for my condition. Â The report from Diamond Headache Clinic seemed to help, even though I had felt it was useless. Â 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. Â We all have so many variables with what we eat, breathe, and expose ourselves to every day. Â It takes time and patience to find something that can help you, so stay strong.