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Lessons Learned - Karen's Musings
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estherchaya
estherchaya
Lessons Learned
I don't like learning lessons because it most likely means that something went wrong and I now know a new piece of information because of it. Today I learned (re-learned, actually...because I am too dumb to get it right the first 30908313 times) two lessons:

1. Comcast is staffed by a bunch of toothless, stupid, rude, mean, morons. Okay, some of them are quite nice and I'll bet they all have teeth and they aren't stupid. But they are morons. Anyway, I won't elaborate because the bottom line is that the cable modem is up and running again and that's just fine. (Thanks Hillel...you are the greatest friend in the universe...don't know what I'd do without you, and I'm so sorry that your dinner was delayed because of me!!! I suck!)

2. Yes, this is a hard lesson for me, indeed. But I think I've finally realized that if I don't consistently take the medicine that helps prevent the migraines, I'm likely to get a migraine. Saturday I had the worst migraine I've had in months. Today I've got a worse one. What do we have in common? Friday night I didn't take my medicine. Last night, in an effort to be able to wake up on time this morning, I did not take my medicine (it makes me REALLY SLEEPY, which is why I'm bad about taking it). But both days I wound up with a killer headache the next day when in fact I've been close to migraine-free for most of the month that I've been trying this drug out. So which is worse: being tired all the time or having migraines? I can tell you for sure, it's having migraines...that's far worse.

So, off I am to go take my medicine and to lay down before my head splits into pieces.

Here's hoping I really have learned my lesson for sure now.

Current Mood: in excruciating pain
Current Music: absolute silence...too much pain to have any sound other than the cat breating

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cellio From: cellio Date: January 23rd, 2002 07:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Ouch. When you said you had a headache on Saturday, I had no idea you meant a migraine.

Given that you need the drugs to prevent the migraines, are there supplementary drugs that can counter-act the drowsiness? Does caffeine help, or does that just make you tired and hyper at the same time?
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: January 23rd, 2002 10:17 am (UTC) (Link)
yeah Saturday was a migraine. I used to get migraines daily. When I first went on this medication, I was getting migraines about 4-5 times a week. Now that I'm taking this new medication (I've been on it for about a month now), I've gotten four migraines. Two of which happened after I forgot to take the medicine the night before.

Caffeine doesn't help much. And my big problem with caffeine is that I mostly get it through soda and I'm trying to cut down on soda. Caffeine wakes me up a TEENEY bit, but caffeine withdrawal can actually trigger a migraine for me, so I end up having to drink soda all day. It's freaky.

I have a doctor's appointment next week... I'm going to ask if I can try taking half a pill for a while and see if that helps enough with the migraines and doesn't cause as much drowsiness. If it doesn't work with just half a pill, I'll suffer through drowsiness. It's definitely the lesser of two evils!
yermie From: yermie Date: June 23rd, 2004 12:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay Dopomax!!!

The wonder drug...

It cures migranes - too tired to hurt
Causes weight loss - too tired to eat
Stabilizes moods - too tired to care...

what a wonderful drug...
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