Today they started a new preventative medication and another abortive medication.
Zyprexa (Olanzapine) is an intermuscular medication that they were using as an abortive to try and give me pain relief. Too bad it didn’t work.
Keppra (Levetriracetam): They gave me a 1500mg dose through the IV to try and stop the migraine cycle. Unfortunately it gave me severe anxiety…and I mean severe. I kept trying to tell the nurses that this was happening but it was an intern and she just asked me if I wanted some Benedryl. “I don’t know, you’re the nurse, ask the doctor, can’t you see I am crawling out of my skin” It was awful and I was pissed off at the nurse to boot. I finally had to call in the main nurse on staff and have her call the doctor to come…I was very serious about needing help. So they just added another medication to my list of medications: Elavil.
Elavil (Amitriptyline) is a tricyclic antidepressant. So when they put me on this medication they took me off of Prozac, the antidepressant that I have been on for 5 years and was working very well. The anxiety never really did go away from the Keppra.
However at the end of the day I still feel like I am crawling out of my skin.