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Your Daily Medical Update-That Which Does Not Kill Me Can Only Make Me Whinier [Apr. 11th, 2008|09:14 am]
Lanette
To help break the migraine, or at least have me be somewhat sedated so I'm less likely to hurt people, I have a new prescription as of yesterday. I know that you thought the wheelbarrow load of drugs making friends in my belly before was impressive, but now we add Amitriptyline at night. Oh and in the morning. So far, it's nice to be less aware of how crappy I feel, but it's not done anything else.

I bought earplugs and went to sleep with those in, which the local birdlife can thank for saving their squaky little feathered lives. Slept 12 hours and still awoke with raging head pain. Couldn't even move. Begged Craig and he got me a pillow, sunglasses, and more earplugs. He tells me fantasies about a magician who has an "isolation tank" and does stunts by spending days in it. I'm jealous and wonder how much it costs for an hour in there.

I got yet another $800 prescription for migranal, so I've already snorted that and I'm feeling a bit less like throwing up since doing that. I think an ER visit it forthcoming. Poor Bel. She hasn't seen me since I was 1/2 as b*tchy as I am now. Luckily, I have ear plugs. Hopefully they will give me large injections of drugs when I'm there so that the local hospital staff don;'t kill me.

At some point they are going to have to do something else. Even if all it is is another opinion. I can't just stay home hiding for weeks on end. They need to figure out why I have a migraine for umm. Today is day 14.
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[User Picture]From: aimgrrrl
2008-04-11 04:23 pm (UTC)
He tells me fantasies about a magician who has an "isolation tank" and does stunts by spending days in it. I'm jealous and wonder how much it costs for an hour in there.

$50.
http://www.floatzone.com/ - They're in Lake City. It's essentially a sensory deprivation tank where you get in and have dark silence while you're floating in warm water. Sounds like it might be nice to have an hour of utter silence with no sensory input.

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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-04-11 05:17 pm (UTC)
I bet after yesterday, Craig could use a day in this tank. :) Poor guy, although, he kept me cracking up despite a terrible pain situation.
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From: theda
2008-04-11 04:23 pm (UTC)
Yeah the one that I had earlier this year went on for 15 days. I was ready to kill. Then 8 hours or less after the shot it came back. I was full of win, or pain, or something like that..
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-04-11 04:27 pm (UTC)
What finally made it go away?
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From: theda
2008-04-11 04:43 pm (UTC)
I had to wait till the next day to take anything else, took 3 imatrix the next day, 1 followed by 1 more an hour later, then 1 more in the evening. 2 the next day and it finally went away.
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From: theda
2008-04-11 04:44 pm (UTC)
In combination with the hydrocodone that they gave me just so I could sleep at night.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-04-11 04:56 pm (UTC)
Crap, I'm allergic to the imatrix. :( *sigh*
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[User Picture]From: meeshaphrenic
2008-04-11 05:02 pm (UTC)
are you allergic to imitrex pills, shots, or both? i get horribly vomitty with the pills, and while the shots still make me nauseous, i don't actually throw up and it passes pretty quickly--usually within 10 minutes. i actually have a self-injector kit since i can't take the pills. just thought that if you'd only tried the pills you might want to give the shots a shot.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-04-11 05:07 pm (UTC)
It's the drug itself. I have very low blood pressure and it makes me pass out.
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From: theda
2008-04-11 05:04 pm (UTC)
No worries, it doesn't work anymore anyway..
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[User Picture]From: cerridwenskye
2008-04-11 04:26 pm (UTC)
i've been thinking about you and hoping relief comes soon!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-04-11 04:56 pm (UTC)
Thank you.
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[User Picture]From: tulleandtiaras
2008-04-11 04:39 pm (UTC)
I had a doozy for two weeks last year. It finally went away with a combination of alprazolam, percocet, a shot of toradol, phenergan, an ice pack on my head, and about 20 hours of sleep.

You have my empathy.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-04-11 04:58 pm (UTC)
Crap. I've stopped working. I've slept. I've stopped reading or looking at ANYTHING. I'm at the end of my rope. :( I think it's hospital time today.
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[User Picture]From: vivaine666
2008-04-11 05:18 pm (UTC)
Let me know if you need me to take you. I can be there quicker than anyone else. *hugs* You poor thing. I hope it goes far far away soon. Although I'm with you on killing the birds.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-04-11 04:58 pm (UTC)

Re: The Birds

Ha! I'd find my old cat cornered hiding from rabbitts as she is terrified of everythign, and Midnight is so dumb he would kill himself by eating plants that are toxic rather than hunting birds. He eats dust bunnies in our house.
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[User Picture]From: meeshaphrenic
2008-04-11 05:02 pm (UTC)
:::huge ass hugs::: thankfully i haven't had one last more than a week so i can only relate so much, but wanted you to know i'm thinking about you.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-04-11 06:50 pm (UTC)
*hugs* Thank you. I hope things are going well for you and you are feeling well. I know that even when things go super well it takes awhile to heal from having a baby.
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[User Picture]From: dove
2008-04-11 06:39 pm (UTC)
Dear God. *hugs*
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-04-11 06:51 pm (UTC)
*hugs* I'm feeling a little bit better this second. I'm going to hold off as long as I can, but ultimately if I can't take it I'm going to the hospital. I think it's best to get another opinion.
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[User Picture]From: dove
2008-04-11 07:01 pm (UTC)
You're probably already beyond the point where most people "just can't take it", my dear. Sheesh, I wish they could just put you under for a day and break the pain cycle. Please let me know if you need anything. This weekend I have plans with Bel and Angela and you are welcome, and of course we can come to you if you need us. Any plan can be changed if you need me.
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