Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Janow leaves today


Janow leaves for Knightsen today. Maureen is taking him. I was hoping the trailer would be done before the winter rains set in, but they have set in. The rains I was originally concerned with were the rains of winter '09. He is going here for a month. It is about an hour and 20 minutes by car.

I have begun taking a new medication to prevent migraine headaches. I was very hopefully. Twenty five mg for 7 days,
50 mg for 7 days,
75 mg for 7 days,
finally 100 mg is the lowest effective dose and you have to take that for 2 months or so before it becomes effective.

By the time I got up to 100 mgs per day, I was in so much pain because all my joints became inflamed, and I was so tired I could hardly move, but my thought processes were so adversely effected that I was not really able to say "Hay, this medication is bad." Now I am going back down in the dose. I can't stop cold turkey without risking seizures. I may be a normal person again soon.

4 comments:

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Jeez, I think maybe you should come to Alaska with me. Feel better soon, OK? Janow is so going to rock when he gets back.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Is Janow leaving for additional training? Lookslike I'm way behind in all the goings-on over here.

Scary that the meds are messing with your body and mind like that. How frustrating to be in so much pain and the meds are just making it worse. Sure hope you're feeling better soon. Migraines are the worst!

~Lisa

Fantastyk Voyager said...

I sure hope your medication cures your migraines.
I'll bet you'll be missing Janow even though he's not too far away and fortunately it won't be for too long.

Cara said...

@D-No way Jose am I taking my Reynauld's to Alaska wit' you!
@Lisa--Janow is going to be "put to" a cart. all the ground driving I have been doing will finally come in to play, but I don't have the experience nor the facilities/equipment for this final step. @Fan--going out this morning to see how it goes. I can go most days but I sure will get tired of driving!