In a previous post I thought that the burst of energy might be a precursor to a migraine, because that seemed to have happened before the previous two migraines. But this time it wasn’t the case. which is good news for me really. I have had three days in a row with functional head pain and lots of energy. In fact I was up until 4:30am last night and awake at 7:30am…no nap!! This is a big deal. I am a bit tired, but my head won’t calm down…I feel like the energizer bunny, hence the Migraine Cave being created in the matter of 3 days.
Things that have changed in the past 3 days:
- The new glasses: Theraspecs Website. I have been wearing them at all times both inside and outside.
- I have stayed well hydrated (which was very helpful when I got a blood draw for allergy testing today).
- I have not spent all day in bed. I have been out and about, visiting with friends, shopping, etc. It has been a good 3 days.
I have also been watching the barometric pressure and feel spikes in my head pain when the pressure changes. But so far it hasn’t gone into a full blown migraine or a debilitating NDPH. There have been moments throughout all three days where the pain spikes for a half an hour or an hour here and there but I can almost always trace it to a drop in Barometric pressure.
A great article that my mom found about how Barometric can scientifically effect or trigger migraines.
Barometric Pressure in Relation to Migraines
My mom also found a great app for my phone that allows me to track 48 hours of Barometric pressure. It is called Pressur but you can do a search for Barometric pressure and it should come up. I paid the $1.98 to upgrade so that I do have the 48hrs. The free one comes with a 12 graph.
I kept waiting to do an update because things were plugging along with little to no change with a headache that was always there but I was learning ways to cope with it by taking showers and lots of naps. The medicine was making me extremely tired and I was napping a lot. I am also adjusting to being home; the sounds, the lights, the smells even. I am still preferring a dark quiet room though which is to be expected with a headache of any kind. I am starting to gain back some energy as well. The Dr told me that it would take 3 days for every day I was bed ridden to recover. Ugh! 3 weeks to regain the strength I lost during my hospital stay.
Yesterday I went for a follow up apt with my family dr and we have a game plan. I am so grateful that my dr understands Topomax both on a personal and professional level. I feel so much better knowing that I am in good care. So that is good. However, after every Dr visit over the past 6 weeks something always and I mean always got worse. And this visit was no exception, nothing major. But my headache got worse within hours of going to the Dr, nothing drastic but the headache kicked it up a few notches which is a big bummer but not entirely unexpected really. It could also be the weather adding to things. The Drs said the worst of this rebound headache would be for the first couple of weeks and then only time will tell. But it sure is making me start to wonder whether or not I should just stop going to the Dr altogether:).
At any rate dark, quiet places are my friend and are truly lovely.
On a positive note: Gideon got excepted into the Great Start Readiness Program for next year. How exciting!!! My little boy is
going to preschool!!!