Yesterday Jim went to see his (our) doctor — yes, we see the same doctor. He mentioned to her that he was concerned because my headaches were increasing in frequency and intensity (and I had not indicated this to her … naughty me). Doc wanted to see me “right away.” All happy about it, Jim then calls me to tell me what he did. LOL!
*makes mental note to beat him later*
So I go to the doctor today. I sign in and wait to be called. A nurse calls me in and asks what problems I was having, etc. so I told her about how the Topamax didn’t seem to be working and that I was having to double up on my Axert to get rid of headaches. She asked about any weird side effects so I mentioned that Topamax did change my taste and I was able to FINALLY give up soda. So she takes my blood pressure (normal), temperature (normal), and weighs me … as I step down she says, “Hm, you’ve lost some more weight.” I muttered, “Yeah right.” She showed me my chart and I almost blurted out, “HOLY SHIT!” :lol:
I’ve lost 10 pounds since going on the Topamax (and subsequently giving up soft drinks!). :shock:
GO ME! :mrgreen: I knew I had been doing pretty well for myself but DAMN! LOL
So anyways, back to the story … my doc comes in. She fusses because I didn’t tell her my headaches weren’t getting better. She fusses because I lost more weight (I silently clap and cheer!). She fusses about having to hear about it from Jim rather than from me. (tattle tale!) She puts me Amitriptyline … I can’t pronounce it, but its list of drug interaction warnings, side effects, etc. goes on for 3 pages! :???: So I will take my first dose tonight and if all goes well it will solve my sleeping AND headache problems at the same time (apparently one leads to the other).
So here goes nothing … cross your fingers!