@Revolving Thank you again for your continued support and encouragement. It seems like my body is telling me to take any preventative medicine at this point. I have started to get “regular” migraines in the past few weeks. I never had episodic, long lasting headaches like these that lead to extreme dizziness and imbalance as they subside. The head pain itself has been lasting 24 to 36 hrs. I just got through one Wed thru Sat afternoon, then another headache started this morning. It wasn’t enough time to even rest! Ugggh!
Margaret I feel so bad for you with your stomach issues. I don’t know how you survive on the liquid diet and something like a mango for a meal. I don’t have diabetes but my doctor has said I am sensitive to having too many carbs without enough protein to back it up. If I don’t get good protein with lunch and dinner I can get shaky, sweaty, and weak. I guess that’s another reason why I really don’t want my appetite too disturbed. Missing a meal or two for more than a day or two starts affecting me super quickly.
I think I’m going to call my neuro this week and update her on the changed state of this beast, as it now includes regular migraine headaches that last a long time. Prior to this I was getting headaches but they never lasted too long, usually responded to Aleve or other NSAIDs, and weren’t that bad and seemed more tension related. She may still advise Lexapro or the increased headaches may change her decision to a different medicine.
These meds of course work differently with everyone. I have heard for some Topamax doesn’t help with dizziness only headaches, and you’re the opposite. While others seem to have great success with Nortriptyline or Amitriptyline helping the dizziness. If we all could have our own crystal balls to help us decide which ones to try.