Jul 8, 2009

Could You Repeat That....Please?!

I've suffered from debilitating migraines for what seems like before dirt ( actually since puberty... to be exact) and like my mother, grandmother and her mother before her, it is a hereditary issue. I usually know when they're coming on because a few days before one hits, I become sluggish, clumsy and say the oddest words...you know, the ones that really don't fit the topic you're trying to speak about.... and when I can see the bewildered look on others' faces, I know I've said something really silly. So embarrassing by the way!

I've been taking a medication for a few years now called Relpax but for some reason it just doesn't seem to be doing it's job so I've been consulting with my Dr. about what we can do to lessen or prevent my migraines altogether. Yesterday, his assistant called me with a couple options the Dr. is kicking around...one is to try different migraine medicines until we find one thatseems to work better and the other choice is something called...now... are you ready for this? I definitely was not... anyway, it's called Prophylactic Medicine. I think my jaw must have hit the floor because you probably don't have to work too hard at guessing the visions dancing in my head as she was speaking!

It took me a few minutes to catch up to what she was talking about but in general it is a medication that is taken on a daily basis in order to prevent said migraines. It didn't have anything to do with ribbed latex products at all...much to my relief! I looked up what these medications were and among them was Depakote, typically a mood stabilizer for manic depression and other mental health issues but it has the side effect of heading off migraines at the pass so to speak. I'm not sure if I really qualify as moody per se but it would be incredibly nice not to worry about when a migraine might occur.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

There goes your chance to call yourself the Queen of Condoms!

Hibiscus Moon said...

That is wild. Well in any case, I hope it does the trick and makes you better.