The entire time I’ve been on cyproheptadine (about seven weeks), I’ve alternated between wanting to gush to you about it and feeling an immense need to keep quiet, lest I put its effect in jeopardy. I’m more superstitious about this medication and its efficacy than a starting pitcher in the seventh game of the World… Continue reading Cyproheptadine for Migraine Prevention
I’ve written countless variations of this post over the last three years, each time deciding to wait to publish it since I’m on the verge of a breakthrough with my health. And each time there’s a new permutation that slows me down. I’m finally ready to share. For most of the last three years, I’ve… Continue reading Hello There!
Keeping up with the ketogenic diet and coordinating a new treatment (more on that soon) are taking all my energy right now. But I wanted to share my response to an email from someone who asked what my migraine attacks were like before I started DAO and what other migraine treatments I have tried. The list… Continue reading Effective Migraine Treatments for Me
“Research is finding new treatments, but nothing is available to help you now,” my headache specialist said. “You’re the same age as my daughter. I would want her to have relief while she waits for better medicines.” This is how the doctor announced that he’d reached his limit of treatments to try for me. He then prescribed Opana, a long-acting opioid. As… Continue reading I Have Given Up
This post was updated at 12:40 p.m. PDT on April 19, 2016. What kind of long-term impact will taking migraine drugs have on my body? Am I trading a better present for more problems in the future? These and similar questions have flitted through my mind for years. I usually push them aside—I need these drugs to… Continue reading Some Migraine Drugs Linked to Cognitive Impairment, Dementia in Older Adults