So I see Dr. Justin Stahl with Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle for the treatment of my migraines that recently have plagued me everyday. First, he placed me on a preventative medication since I was already tried on Ketorolac, and Maxalt. This new medication was called Desipramine HCL. I started off on 50mg each night. It seemed to initiate migraines at night so I cut it in half and still suffered major migraines until I was down to 15mg each night. This didn’t seem enough to be really doing anything and had to continue to take maxalt, Excedrin Migraine x3, and Ketorolac each night. That’s not good, by the way.

I called them about 3 weeks into treatment and he prescribed something new, Topiramate (Topamax: Oral). So far it seems to be working. I am taking it 2 times a day. It doesn’t seem to make me tired or loopy. It may have effect on my weight but that is still to be determined. I have only been on this new drug for a little over a week and other factors such as mental stability factor in when deciding these things. Over all I am just happy to be migraine free for now and will enjoy the time I have without them. A small victory towards normalcy but a victory nonetheless. I think we’ll have to celebrate this weekend by taking the dogs out to my favorite park!