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estherchaya
estherchaya
Migraine Status

Migraines haven't gone away.  Am still on hefty doses of prednisone.  The neurologist's current strategy is to try adding a new drug.  So we're trying nortryptiline.  It's a tricyclic antidepressant, commonly used to treat chronic migraines.  I've used it before, and other drugs related to it.  I haven't had great success with it as a standalone drug, but perhaps it'll work in combination with the Topamax and the rest of the prednisone regimen.  Can't hurt, right? 

The side effects are bound to suck, though.  Here's hoping the migraines go away.

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real_bethy From: real_bethy Date: September 14th, 2008 03:37 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh man, I really hope that they find something that works. It's terrible that you've had years of migraines. I wish I could make them all go away.
From: atimesif Date: September 14th, 2008 05:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Refuah shelaimah. I hope it works now.
journeytoernie From: journeytoernie Date: September 14th, 2008 11:40 am (UTC) (Link)
that is crazy :( i hope you get some relief
ginamariewade From: ginamariewade Date: September 14th, 2008 02:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Since you're on prednisone, be very careful about always wearing sunglasses outside. Steroids + sunlight + light eyes = early cataracts.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: September 16th, 2008 12:59 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the heads up - I had no idea. As it turns out, I still haven't managed to buy a pair of sunglasses, but I'll be super careful.
malkaesther From: malkaesther Date: September 15th, 2008 06:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ugh on the migraines not going away. May the med combo work and you soon be migraine free.
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