Saw the consultant neurologist last Wednesday for the regular monthly update. Almost missed the appointment because I couldn’t believe it had been four weeks already!
The new drug Dezeril is helping with the daily pain until a migraine is triggered. None of the drugs help the pain once a migraine is in flare and nothing is stopping migraine trigger sensitivity.
So, we’re back to the next option of Dihydroergotamine injections. DHC is specifically designed to stop the migraine pain once the flare has started. Dr Andrews recommends a course of 6 injections over 4 days to “break the migraine cycle”. This is the same methodology he has been using with the other drug therapies; to break the cycle.
As we are too far out of Canberra to drive in out daily for four days, especially as I need early morning and late afternoon injections on two days, and mum has her own medical appointments at home to attend, I will staying with Miss A for a few days.
Miss A will be on leave at that time and insists she will drive me to and from the hospital and stay with me during and after the injections as we don’t know how all this is going to work.
I am just grateful for a place to stay as this way mum can continue her own medical treatment and hopefully get a couple of days down time. This way both mum and Miss A feel much happier; neither of them wanted me going through any form of hospital procedure on my own.
So I’m now coming back off the Dezeril (its contraindicated) and in early August I’ll be Canberra for four days catching up with Miss A, visiting Canberra hospital and possibly becoming pain-free …