Thanks for the input. Yes, I take Norco for pain, trust me I wish I didn't have to take it. I actually have an appt with a pain clinic on the 10th to explore other avenues to eleveate pain as I do not like the fact that I have to take 6 to 8 Norco a day. I am going to look up the side effects, I didn't realize headaches could be one of them.
I have been on Topomax for a number of years, it helped immensley in the beginning. I was migraine/headache free for quite awhile. The last 6 to 8 months however they are slowly creeping back into my life and becoming more intense with each one. I too have been on the calcium channel blockers, I believe it was about
3 years ago my cardiologist and neurologist decided to pull me off of that (don't remember why but I remember it made me really sleepy).
Brain fog is the worse, when I was working I remember feeling like such an idiot because I would loose simple words as a result of my CNS lupus. I have a BS in Business Mgmt and handled the training for my company, I traveled around the country holding training seminars. I wrote the training manuals and such, so braing fog seriously was not a good thing to have at work! Actually, CNS lupus is one of the main reasons I went out on short-term disability, I got to the point to were I couldn't even remember the passwords to my computer, or would forget what the topic of conversation was mid-stream, not good.
Lupus - 1997 Fibro - 2001 Sjorens - 2007 Raynauds - 2008
Plaquenil, Imuran, Prednisone, Synthroid, Topomax, Effexor, Norco, Prilsec, Xanex, Elidel, Restasis