Finally, some forward movement

Wow, what a crazy three weeks! Shortly after my last post, my family and I decided to take a leap of faith and move to a new city. It all happened so fast. Surprisingly enough, my new medication regimen seems to be holding the migraine attacks down to only once a week. This is truly a relief, especially while trying to pack up a full house and move.

The day after we made the decision to move, I experienced a terrible combination migraine and cluster headache attack that went on for hours with no relief. Alone and in agony, I was faced with the decision to call an ambulance and go to the hospital. I kept saying to myself, “What was I thinking? There’s no way I can get this house packed up in two weeks in this condition.” I almost told my husband to forget about the move. Fortunately, I held off.

Within a few days I started to notice a dramatic difference. The “fog” that typically hung around between attacks was lifted. I started going several days between attacks. There was just enough of a break that I could get the house packed up in time for the move.

I don’t know if these positive changes are permanent or just a brief respite. I am working with a new headache specialist to adjust my medication regimen. The number of days between attacks are increasing and the attacks I do get are responding better to treatment. I’m not cured — I still get migraine attacks. I still have to watch my exposure to triggers and limit my activities to avoid an all-out storm. Still, progress is progress.

I will keep you posted on the changes as they happen.

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