Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Neurologist 2nd visit

Today was my one month follow up visit to the neurologist. Over the past month the doctor had me take ibuprofin for 2 weeks (12 per day), then off for 2 weeks. I had to keep a "headache log" the whole time so he could see any patterns or concerns.

He and I were both quite happy with the outcome. The 2 weeks on the Advil, I had nearly no headaches and the 2 weeks following the headaches were mild and managable. No migraines in the past 5 weeks, so that was good news.

I askedabout having to have the lumbar puncture and he said if there was any spread to the meneges around the brain I would not have improved with the Advil, I would have continued to get worse.

So, bottom line, the Advil seemed to help and if the headaches begin to get worse I go back on for another 2 weeks and use the Imitrex nasal spray if I have a migraine again. See Dr. C again in 2 months for a follow up.

Thanks again my faithful friends and family for your thoughts and prayers. That's it for tonight as I have a headache and need to get some Advil..... :)

5 comments:

Kim said...

Hope your headache gets better! Thanks for sharing the great news from the neurologists. Isn't cancer so frustrating? I shared with my coworker today that I am so done with cancer, however it seems as if cancer has a hook in me and keeps reeling me back...urgghh!
Get some rest and take that advil! :)

Sylvia Ney said...

I suffer from migraines as well. Not fun! I’m so glad I found you through the A to Z challenge. I look forward to visiting again.

Racn4acure said...

Well, Elayne - that is mostly good news. Hang in there, thinking of you. Art

Better is Possible said...

Good news about the advill. You're in my prayers!

Sarah Allen said...

Good news! Best of luck, hope things keep improving.

Sarah Allen
(my creative writing blog)

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