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February 8th, 2007 at 11:34 am

Had a doctor's appointment this morning - Topamax and Zomig, here I come. I really like my doctor; he actually takes the time to listen to me, considers what I've said, does a little research on his laptop, and gives me a few options to choose from. He's very thoughtful and considerate. I appreciate that. I find it sad that his type of medical care is unusual.

Luckily, he gave me ample samples of both new drugs, so I don't have to fill pricey prescriptions until I know they work.

I am so incredibly tired of having a perpetual headache.

Last night SO and I used a soon-to-expire restaurant gift certificate. It was a nice place. We did something we've never done before - sent back a bottle of wine. It didn't seem spoiled, just...gross. The restaurant was empty, so we didn't inconvenience our server; we just felt bad about doing it. The second bottle was much better. On the way home, we had to create a pep talk for ourselves - it's ok to politely refuse something unpleasant and ask for a replacement if you're paying for it. That's harder for me that it should be.

We had to take a "strengths finder" quiz at work. Turns out I am intellectual, adaptable, empathetic, have a craving to know more, and am inspired by the future. Didn't really come as a surprise to me, but I'm not sure how to apply that to my career.

I received a very nice birthday gift of cash from my aunt. I'm spending half of it on books and a writing computer program (a.k.a., my kick in the pants). The other half will go into savings.

I wish we were going to Mexico this weekend!

5 Responses to “new headache drugs”

  1. JanH Says:

    Gosh, I hope the new drugs work for you! Watching DD have so many headaches was frustrating. We still haven't gotten them totally under control. Even getting off the drug causing most of them. She might need to go back on the topamax to stop the random ones. It seems to be a good drug.

  2. librarylady Says:

    Hi there,
    I have been taking Zomig for almost three years and it has really helped me a lot. My insurance company says it is very expensive though.
    I hope you get as much relief from it as I have.
    I don't know anything about Topamax though.

  3. DivaJen Says:

    I'll be curious to see how you do with these! I was warned that Topamax can make people feel a bit "dopey".

  4. baselle Says:

    I feel the same way about sending things back, but if the wine was gross, it was gross. I once told a hostess in a quiet restaurant that I didn't want to sit where she put us, could we have the window instead? Of course she did seat us at the window ... but the rest of my party was in awe of me for the whole dinner. Wow, were you assertive! they said. Huh? Just be nice about it and pick your battles. Smile

  5. rduell Says:

    My son took Topomax for a year and couldn't stand the "dopey" side affect. I hope you have better luck with it!

    The neurologist wants to put me on it because he thinks I have silent migraines. I'm holding off for now just because of all the other things that have been happening.

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