Result of my Hospital trip!

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Annuk
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   Posted 10/14/2006 3:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Guys,
 
Thankfully the blood tests that I had done over this last week have come out clear.  While I was in Hospital I had two attacks which were treated with Oxygen.  The first attack only improved a bit with the O2 but the second attack was completely aborted with the O2.  This was brilliant for me as the O2 has no side effects to recover from as well.  The MRI result has not come back yet.
 
I have been given Indomethacin to take for a few weeks with a gradually increased dose, together with something to protect my stomach.  I am also to go back in for a day to be reassessed according to how the Indomethacin has worked or not, and if not I am to have the GONB (Greater Occipital Nerve Block), which is an injection of anaesthetic and steroids into the nerve at the back of the head.  As I understand it it can give from 3 days to 3 months pain relief, but everyone's experience is different.
 
So now it is wait and see, but I do feel as if I am really getting somewhere now.
 
take care
 
Ann

hopefulmigrainer
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   Posted 10/14/2006 8:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Anne, welcome back. How does one get oxygen instead of drugs? Wouldn't that be nice? I'm so glad that everything went okay with your tests. Have you had an MRI done in the past? I hope it is clear as well. What is Indomethacin? Please let us know how the nerve blocks go. I have a pending approval too and will let you know about my experience too. Take care.

Jan Marie
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   Posted 10/21/2006 8:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Hallo Ann.  Just read your update - a bit late I know but I don't get much time on HW these days.  I just wanted to say how glad I am that you are finally being taken seriously and being thoroughly investigated.  That is good news that the oxygen helps too - that has to be better than lots of different drugs.  Take care.

Annuk
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   Posted 10/21/2006 8:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Jan Marie, I am feeling better already, but I think that is because at last I can relax a bit and know that I am finally being taken very seriously and Prof Goadsby will not stop until he has found a way forward for me!!!

take care

Ann

hopefulmigrainer
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   Posted 10/21/2006 11:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow, Anne. That is so great that you finally have that feeling that you are being taken seriously and have found a doctor who is determined to help you. Have a wonderful migraine free day!
Talk2Kel 
DX: chronic migraine, cervical degeneration, depression/anxiety 
RX: Wellbutrin, Lexapro, Soma, Immitrex 
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Annuk
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   Posted 10/21/2006 1:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Hopeful, it's been a long wait to see him, and I have lived with this for over 30 years. I don't suppose that it is going to be easy or straight forward, but to know that someone is fighting my corner is next to a cure for me!!!!!

I just hope you can get some relief too!

take care

Ann
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