This is going to be a whiney, self absorbed post. You have been forewarned. Skip it to save yourself. It may be cathartic for me, and then, it may be another line of bullshite, that does no one any good.
SO…Tuesday before last, that would be July 12, 2011, I had a tooth filled. You can’t give epinephrine to an epileptic so they gave me something called polocaine, which works about as well as kick in the shin. And so I got home and the tooth pain initiated the week of the endless migraine. As soon as the migraine flaired, I tried some new drugs I do not recommend to anyone – Maxalt and Fiorcet, because 1) the injectible Sumatriptan makes me ill and 2) it is impossible to get the injectible Sumatriptan delivered in a timely fashion through through my HMO HealthNet and their injectible (non) delivery pharmacy CuraScript.
Then, I was not eating much because of the migraine, so the Big Guy got some beef chow fun thinking I would eat that. I ate 5 bucketfuls. Right after that, the migraine flaired up so bad, I had to go to the ER, and though I know I was drugged that ER doc was a something out of a zombie movie. She was about 60 with long hair and had painted black eye liner under her eyes but with about a 1/4 inch gap between her lower lid and the line. Her breath would knock you down at 50 paces. She gave me 2 bags of fluids and some compazine – a worthless drug that either gave me the heeby jeebies or all the barbituates (Maxalt and Fiorcet) did. The problem with barbituates is if they don’t stop the pain, then you need more to try to stop it, so I was eating the Maxalt and Fiorcet like a barbituate trail mix or possible narcotic M&Ms. Somewhere between the M&Ms I ate the chow fun. It was a sick thing that went on with these drugs and this migraine (and possibly the chow fun).
Sometime in the drug haze and migraine, I called my neurologist, who started the referral process to another neurologist who could do an occipital nerve block – the one thing that is instant death to migraines. I am posting this doctor’s name here because he is a God send, and I think there are other hopelessly hideous migraine sufferers out there that can benefit from his expertise.
Dr. Eric Denys
2100 Webster Suite 416
San Francisco, CA 94115
Tuesday, I saw him and he killed the migraine – INSTANTLY. Don’t ask me how this works because I can’t explain it. Dr. Denys can. Unfortunately, my heart started malfunctioning in a weird skip hop beat sort of way that reminds me of cardiac hokey pokey. Dr. Denys wrote a note to my GP, and I dropped it by his office, but I haven’t heard from him. I want to say, “The End” but I’m sure there’s more…