I just met with the neurologist. I passed all of her neuro-tests with flying colors, which means there is no new reason for the headaches. They are simply a result of my brain dealing with the embolization. As she put it “Your brain is mad at you.” She prescribed some painkillers for when it’s really bad and something else that should help with the pain long term. We’ll spend a week or two figuring out the proper dosage of the new drug.

I am, of course having another bad headache now after going to the doctor and then the pharmacy. Every time I try to be even a little more active, I get these headaches – it’s beyond frustrating. She said it could take a few days for the new drug to really start helping. She generally prefers to have patients start it on a Friday night so they have the weekend to get used to it. Since I’m not working right now, I can start it tonight.

The good news is, I should be feeling somewhat normal again soon!

4 thoughts on “Neurologist”

  1. I hope they get this under control soon. This is no way for anyone to have to live. Best wishes and good luck with the new medication!

  2. Thanks for sharing your journey with us. But if I could do anything to help! Hope the new plan takes shape swiftly, effectively.

  3. Jake, those headaches must be the pits. I hope the pills will work for you and you can get back to a normal noggin as soon as possible. You are missed here (even when we don’t have tech issues!). Can’t wait for the return of your Steampunk posts.

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