Before I get to the meat of this post, I will need to give some background information.
When I was seeing a neurologist, I was given amitriptyline (PCP had me on Topiramate and it was only making me to sick to my stomach to eat.) as a preventative to great success and after two years of being under my neurologists care, my migraines got under control. For the past two years I had only about a migraine every other month without needed preventatives and if I got a migraine, I was okay with OTC meds.
This month (April) hasn’t been good. Since the 9th of April to May 1st, I have had 17 migraines. After one that lasted 32 hours without budging, I called my family doctor and got an appointment that day. I saw a PA that had treated me for nerve damage in my leg after a poisonous spider bite in September. She put me on prednisone and said that I had to have migraines longer in order to get back on a preventative when I asked her about getting put back on amitriptyline. It was her theory that this was a temporary bad cycle and the prednisone would knock me out of that cycle. Today is the last day of the prednisone treatment and I am still getting migraines pretty much daily. As I type, I can feel one sneaking up on me. Good thing my PA refilled my sumatriptan prescription.
So my questions are these….
At what point will they put me back on my preventative?
Have I given the prednisone enough time to do it’s job?