Friday, April 20, 2012

A New Start?

It's been so long since I last wrote anything here, you might have guessed the migraines are less of an issue than they used to be.  I still get them but much less frequently and less intense.  Maybe its the amitryptyline which I continue to take mainly to get a good nights sleep.  Maybe its approaching 70; they're supposed to diminish with age aren't they?

From now on I'm going to use this blog to get the trials of modern life, which could well give anyone a migraine, out of my system.  If they really do trigger one I'll be sure to record it.  Maybe the blog needs a new name: I'll see how it goes.

Today a minor irritation with a happy ending to get things off the ground.  Renewing Home Insurance over the phone can be a trial but Saga have a fairly humane approach and at the end of the process they offered their (new?) Home Response as additional cover.  It sounded interesting and I nearly went for it, but at the price (£60/year quoted) I hesitantly declined.  Half an hour later having read more about it I thought I ought to have it so phoned back to enquire further.  This time, I was quoted a special offer price of £30/year and of course signed up willingly.  Was the original agent obliged to quote £60 and then noted on my file that this was too much?  Curious.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

First for a while

We'd planned to go out for the day last Wednesday, but a migraine arising in the night and lasting 24 hours put a stop to that. It was the worst since going back onto amitriptyline, but these are not as bad as those earlier in the year. I'm convinced the drug is making life easier, at least for now. I have to admit I had been eating rather a lot of fruit in the preceding days.

Today I awoke with a headache which paracetamol eased. Fingers crossed.

If I get several more I guess we'll be upping the dose again for another few months respite. I'm told 70 mgms is normal so my 10 mg can be doubled if need be.

Friday, July 17, 2009

and another one

I almost forgot to record it, but last Saturday, 11th July I woke up with another bad one. Naproxen and paracetamol together, which gave some relief once, failed this time. So I sat it out, literally, and by Sunday morning it had faced to manageable proportions.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Amitriptyline Update

Last Sunday was my first bad migraine since going onto Amitriptyline in early June. This is progress and I can probably cope with one a month if that's how it stays.

My husband points out that in the week before Sunday, feeling confident and craving fruit, I started eating apples and strawberries again and after a couple of days without ill effects overdosed (as he puts it) on nectarines.

I'm off fruit again for now but maybe an apple a day would be a more sensible approach!