Headaches

Where I’m At

I started getting major headaches around 2002 – it wasn’t until 2005 that my neurologist determined they were most likely cluster headaches.  It’s been an up and down ride ever since. I went through some particularly bad periods, getting 5-6 clusters a day but still somehow managed to function in the real Read more…

By Artin, ago
Headaches

A month on Vyvanse

I’m approaching my 30th day on Vyvanse to help treat my adult ADD.  The first couple of weeks I had some bad cluster headaches come through.  Dropping off the doxepin seemed like the dumbest thing I could have done.  Then I noticed a change – the cluster headaches started to Read more…

By Artin, ago
Headaches

Attention

I’ve noticed since I was young that I had a different way of experiencing the world. I see and feel everything around me and it’s hard to put into words how it is to not be able to focus at times. I had a process I followed in highschool that Read more…

By Artin, ago
Headaches

Progress

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 Read more…

By Artin, ago
Headaches

Progress

Can’t believe it’s been since March when I posted last.  A lot has happened in that short amount of time. My neurologist and I have continued with the testosterone therapy, increasing to 5mg/day and switching to Androgel from the Androderm.  The patches were leaving a heavy residue on my skin Read more…

By Artin, ago
Headaches

Topamax & Code

I’ve been off of Topamax for about 11 days now and all I can say is, my world is back to normal. In the past, I found that Topamax was a good solution for my cluster headaches but not so much recently. I’ve been chronic since summer of 2010 having Read more…

By Artin, ago