In the last few years I was diagnosed with migraines. I knew I had headaches, but it didn't occur to me they were migraines. According to the neurologist I've had them all my life, but I don't think I have them as badly as a lot of people. At their worst I was having low-grade pain every day and big migraines for 3-4 days every other week. Had surgery to remove a cyst from my sinuses, which helped a bit. Also got on the propanolol/topiramate combo in January and have been much more well controlled since then. Am no longer under threat of constant pain.
It's been a long, dark, cold, cold, cold, cold*, winter. When the sun literally finally came out this spring I didn't feel like the darkness had lifted, so I figured I needed a depression med tweak. I found a psychiarist...never been to one before, but figured my primary would send me there eventually anyway. Was afraid he'd say I was five kinds of crazy, but when I described everything, he said he couldn't really find a diagnosis...it just sounded like lethargy from the migraine meds.
Just. Lethargy. Lemme back up. I feel like sitting still. And taking a nap. Enjoying things that require not sitting still is hard work. I fake it, but still. I could easily take a nap at 8:30am and 1:30pm and still go to bed at 9:30. Get up and go = gone. I think I seem sour, unhappy. I have no energy. I'm not hopeless, tearful. I've not looked up the definition of lethargy, but I'd imagine I've just described it. With boys aged 3 and 6 lethargy just does not fly.
So the solution is we'll just whittle this one migraine med down by 50 mg every week until your head explodes. Or it kind of sounded like that. Have now met with neuro who was actually very understanding. We are going to taper down/remove the most lethargy-inducing of the migraine meds while adding a different drug. But the new drug has some winner side effects, such as the inability to feel satisfied no matter how much food you eat. Um Yeah.
*We'll come back to the cold.