Side effects: You are the experiment

~posting this a bit late. Got hit with a weather migraine and honestly got pretty sick, almost passed out and then felt rather drained

Migraine Awareness Month #12 The Box: You are the experiment: What situation in your Migraine/Headache Disorders treatment has made you feel most like a guinea pig or lab rat?

Womans Hands Holding Heap Of White Round Pills And Glass Of Wate

I think I often feel that when it seems like neurologists don’t quite seem to know what to do and are just randomly choosing medications. But most often it is when they are ‘stacking’ the medications.

Ah… I see migraine medication number #1 is not working for you. We will have to increase the dosage on that.

And… add in migraine medication #2 of this different type. Even though the first one did nothing maybe the combo will do something.

Ah… I see the combo doesn’t seem to be helping. Let’s add in migraine medication #3 of a different type from the other two. While the other two don’t seem to be helping together the combo of the three might kill you from side effects and thus when I take you off of them you will feel better just from being off of them. Oh, sorry, did I say that out loud? What I meant to say was… maybe the three different types working together might help in mysterious ways even I don’t understand.

Ah… I see you are having problems with side effects and are not too pleased with all that weight gain. You really should exercise you know to lose that weight and it will help with the migraines… all that movement and all. I’m positive about that.

So… new plan we will switch all your medications and shoot your head full of botox. How about that?

Okay. No go. Let’s try Topamax but just increase it to insane amounts until you hit every side effect on the list.

June 2013, Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, is dedicated to Unmasking the Mystery of Chronic Headache Disorders. The 2013 Migraine and Headache Awareness Month Blog Challenge is a project of


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