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An Update

I've been away far longer than I expected. Since I know you worry, I wanted to let you know that I seem to be improving v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y. Eating is back to triggering migraine attacks (this is not a failure of DAO; another treatment I tried went haywire). Tolerex (the feeding tube formula) seemed...

An Unexpected Pep Talk (Following Some Reflections on Wellbutrin, Migraine)

After crying over the royal family, I knew I needed an antidepressant sooner than it would take to convince my insurance company to cover Viibryd. Since the dizziness had almost subsided and I didn't want to wait to get a prescription for yet another drug, I tried increasing my Wellbutrin dose to...

A Mindfulness Intensive

I'm on day 11 of a cold that has my brain fog and fatigue at levels equal to my very worst migraine days. The other symptoms aren't too bad, but I can't think and I can barely move. The longer it goes on the more tempted I am to freak out -- What's going on? Is this my new normal? Will this ever...

Good Doctor Stories

Despite my terrible experience last week, most of my experiences with doctors have been excellent. After such a negative post, I want to highlight some of the great doctors I've encountered. There’s the doctor who held my hand, looked me in the eye and told me she’d never give up on me. That was...

It’s Official: I’m No Longer in Migraine Hell

I stood in tree pose at yoga, my arms raised in a V above my head, and nearly cried tears of joy. "I am strong," I thought. "I am alive." No words suffice as I try to describe that moment. I keep typing and deleting, typing and deleting. My thinking is huge, philosophical, emotional. "When...