Continued Bad Migraine Cycle
So it has been months now that the migraines are completely out of the box again. Intensities are at or near the top of the scale just about every #ing day. The daily frequency has never, never stopped for me (not in the past fifteen years). What a #ing life!?!
So what is there to do? Well I am waiting on my health insurance and new pain program physician to work out a pre-authorization for an external trial for a neurostim implant with four leads, bilateral supraorbital and bilateral occipital. If the insurance approves, the physician is ready to move forward.
It has been about three weeks since my first visit with the physician and I have heard nothing yet on the status.
In the interim I feel like I am dying.
The only bright spot is that I had done a few short (nine day) bursts of steroids (dexamethasone) and that seemed to help at the second day of the highest dose. Unfortunately, only for one day.
I spoke with my PCP and he agreed to do a longer run on the dexamethasone. I am two days into a 50 day burst, rather than nine! The dose is much higher too (which I hope will be a good thing).
So far, yesterday and this morning have been absolutely horrible. I am traveling for work, so there are lots of things that are different (triggers?). Perhaps once I get back home into the “normal” routine the steroids will show off their ability to stop these life-destroying, mind-shredding, soul-eating, #ing migraines!!!!
Ain’t I a ray of sunshine this December morning!?!