Posted 10/9/2006 6:11 PM (GMT -6)
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