The migraine treatment roller coaster ride

The migraine treatment roller coaster ride

When I tapered off of Neurontin/gabapentin a few months ago, my migraines destabilized despite the Topamax/topiramate and Pamelor/nortriptyline I was also taking (try saying that three times fast). To compensate, my doctor raised the topiramate, but my body rejected it. This left me feeling desperate, exhausted, and frustrated. Another treatment plan down the drain. All … Continue reading »

When insurance companies play doctor

A few months ago, I received a piece of mail from my insurance company advertising their “Health Coaches.” For no extra charge, the letter informed me, a certified RN would help me cope with my… depression? Wait, I thought, when the hell was I diagnosed with depression? Have my migraines gotten so bad that I’m … Continue reading »