Well, I'm home from my appt. It didn't go too bad. I really like the counselor, she was very nice, very caring and very thorough. I had a million papers to fill out. They screened me for depression, anxiety and bi-polar. I'm severely depressed (duh), severely anxious (duh), and I now know that I AM INDEED bipolar. Fun, a triple whammy. She mentioned a med that I can talk to my PCP about
and said that it also helps with migraines. I can't remember it and of course I didn't write it down. I have to call her and ask. As soon as I find out what it's called, I'll research it, as I do with every med I take and then I'll let y'all know what it's about
. And for those of you who are fellow migraine sufferers, it might help you out too. I'll keep you updated. I'm actually feeling ok about
the diagnoses. At least I know what's wrong with me and can get some help. Maybe I can finally get all this under control and not have to take so many meds and decrease the headaches/migraines, depression and panic attacks. YEAH!
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference."
DX: ankylosing spondylitis, periferal neuropathy, chronic migraines/headaches, depression/panic attacks, hypothyroidism, hypoglycemia, orthostatic hypotension, sleep apnea
RX: synthroid, estradiol, lexapro, xanax, proamatine, inderal la, neurontin, torfanil pm, celebrex, aspirin, relpax, phenergan, esgic plus
Surgeries: hysterectomy 1997, tonsillectomy 2001, deviated septum 2005, cataracts (both eyes) 2006