My Blog

Join me in figuring out "what now?"

It Is A Dark Spring Day

on 20 March, 2015

I am in a dark place today. I have had the worst headache – the worst that I can remember for a long, long time. Years, in fact. It has been going on now for nearly three weeks; today being particularly bad. My doctor suggested that we try a new med on a new theory that perhaps my headaches are really small seizures in my brain, so he had me start on an anti-seizure med. Two major things I wished I had known: one) they don’t have a very high success rate and two) in some people it makes carbonated beverages taste bad.

Huh. The self described queen of Diet Coke addiction and within three days of taking the prescription, I could no longer drink it. Probably is what brought on the headache – caffeine withdrawal – and once established, has been impossible to get rid of. (I don’t drink any other caffeine beverages likes coffee.)

There was a week period of “ramping up” with this medication, one each night and then two a day after that. I had hopes that once my body had grown accustomed to it things would be okay. But they have only gotten worse. So, I contacted my doctor’s office and as I had suspected, I have to wean myself off the meds too. Lest they incite seizures. Perfect, right?

So, I am now left with about three days of tampering off the medication – God only knows how long it will take to flush it completely from my system so that my Diet Coke tastes like I remember it.

So, for the next few days, you may hear little from me. I may just crawl under the covers and watch streaming movies with one eye. At a low volume. I cannot wait for this to be over, as I have some stories to tell.

You will come back?



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: