I am thinking that my readers are going to get tired of me writing about this, but….
Today I went back to my neurologist. Last week I had my 2nd MRI last week. The first MRI was of my brain and was clear. This one was of my cervical spine and again, came up negative. Of course this is good news, but now where do we go from here? After suffering with these daily headaches for just about six months now, I am still at a loss.
My neurologist is increasing my newest medication. I am hoping that I will be able to take it without drowsiness – or other symptoms that are possible. I have noticed some reactions to the medication, but I have only been taking it at night so they are not affecting me negatively. I will have to take it for a few days and see how my body reacts.
I wanted something to show up on that last MRI – nothing terrible of course, just something!! Something that would give me a direction to go in to start to get rid of them!
I have tried so many medications, so many “tips and tricks”. The headaches started in January, so they are not stress related because of my mom and Francine. My diet never changed, (except for the few weeks I went gluten free to see if that would help – it didn’t). I tried going to a chiropractor for a few weeks, and it felt great while there, but once I left, the headaches came back and often with a vengeance!
I thought perhaps it was something in my classroom or at home that I was reacting to, but there is no rhyme or reason there either. I get them at school, home – even while we were away this weekend staying in a different place. I have changed my pillows, used heating pads, ice packs…something eventually has to work doesn’t it???
Again, this is not a plea for sympathy or attention. I know that many people knew I was headed for another MRI and another visit to the neurologist, so I am just letting them know. I will keep trying different things until I finally find one that works.
This new medication twice a day could be the key…if not, it will be back to the doctor for a try at something else. I am not giving up till I find a way for them to stop. I will be aggressive, more so, than I usually am because it is getting to the point of not being able to function on some days. That is not me. I am always going non-stop and I am not going to let them beat me.