Late yesterday my neurologist’s office called to reschedule my appointment. Instead of going there on the 29th of April, they wanted me to show up today at 8:30. This isn’t too bad, except that we had to leave home by 7 am. We had to get our youngest a ride to school and we took Archie in the car with us, too. Archie seemed to enjoy the ride in the car, after he stopped shaking for the first five minutes.
We made it to my appointment with not one minute to spare, and I was seen right away. That was nice. The neurologist was in a talkative mood and asked me about my migraines and other odd seizure-like episodes. I really only had one episode since October, ’15 and very few true migraines. Most of my headaches have been coming from my neck pain and are doing better.
After describing, in detail, what had been going on, the doctor believes these are all migraine episodes. I’m glad he doesn’t think they are true seizures. But, my medicine treats both migraines as well as seizures. This is why he put me on Topamax in the first place. It has worked very well, generally speaking. He has been very upfront with me about the side-effects and I’ve been willing to accept the bad-side (memory-loss and forgetfulness).
My appointment was short today and we headed home on a beautiful, chilly morning. Archie was so grateful to be home and we crashed on the couch. When you visit an Epilepsy specialist, you see so many other patients who are there with severe Epilepsy or other neurological problems.
I feel so thankful that my migraine problem (though severely painful, when not-controlled) is so much less serious than what some people deal with. Many patients can not live independent lives, because of brain damage. I am blessed to have medication that helps me to function better. Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be good.
Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 5:20
Disclaimer: I’m not a medical expert. All information is just my opinion. If you need medical help, please consult your personal physician.
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