Well everyone I am trying to do something for myself now to make my head aches better. The doctor put me on Nortriptyline that didn't do very much at all. I had to go back to the neurologist this last week. I was very full of hope the last time I left his office but was very quickly knocked back down.
I got a head ache three days later.
For the record, when I say headache, I mean a migraine. I don't mean a headache that you can take two Advil for and have it go away. When I see the Advil commercials that claim that Advil can fix a headache "Often with one dose" (I hope that is the right quote.) I always roll my eyes. (Sorry Advil). I mean, really, who calls that a headache.
When I get a headache I start by taking two Advil. This is my hoping stage. Sometimes this does actually take a headache away for me. But it never stays gone. When I realize the hoping stage isn't going to last long, I take two Tylenol. All of this is extra strength by the way. About an hour later, the pressure begins. The pressure I think is a lot of the pain. The pressure feels like my brain is going to swell and push my teeth out. It feels like if I could pull out my back teeth, that I would have relief. I know that isn't true but that's the best description I have.
Now to begin to combat that, I begin taking pills. Usually two X strength Tylenol and three migraine Advil every two hours for as long as the headache persists. Usually about three days. I have Maxolt now so they work better and I don't have to take so much by the way of drugs.
So with all that being said, I have been given a new pill to take everyday but I am also very interested in how my diet affects my headaches. I have spent most of my adult life trying to figure out what causes my headaches. I have always approached it in the way that one specific food triggers a headache. That's what everyone always says anyways. So when I looked up migranes it always had a list of trigger foods. However, when I took them all away I still had headaches. Not exactly what I had in mind.
So I have embarked on a new adventure. It is called the ketogenic diet or ketosis diet. Basically no carbs. So I started it last Friday and have already lost four pounds which is pretty cool but not why I am doing this. So I invite you along for the ride. I will explain more of my new plan and if anyone wants to try along with me, post along and let me know how you are doing too. I would love to have company for my adventure.
Thanks for the reads. You all amaze me every time!