So Much Better Today!
Stopping the methysergide seems to have resolved my migraine crisis. My mood has been fine, though I still feel fragile. I’ve had no aura since Sunday and have only had mild migraine attacks the four times I’ve eaten. And that’s without taking triptans or Midrin after eating.
As I was puzzling over the weirdness of this, I got a text from a friend who had a similar response after an IV of DHE, compazine, and a steroid a couple years ago. (Not the aura, but the emotional surge.) She had physical symptoms, but also described being terrified that she would never again feel better. It started the day after the IV stopped. I started to suspect the steroids, then heard from a reader who had a similar response to an ergot. While I still don’t have any answers, knowing I’m not the only one makes it a lot less scary.
I’m still a bit out of it and fatigued. I’m not sure if it’s the small migraine attacks being triggered by food, if I’m recovering from Sunday’s breakdown, or if my body is still adjusting after ending the infusions. Whatever the case, I’m not freaking out.
As always, thanks for your concern and kind messages.