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01:16 pm: migraine clinic
The Migraine Clinic was useful. They've gone through triggers and told me some stuff I didn't realise before. In particular, I hadn't realised lie-ins are a common trigger. I am now going to try getting up when I wake up, damn the clock, and see what that does. I have also decided to try sleeping in the (darker) spare room, see if that helps with regularity of sleep.

I apparently should not have been on the paramax in the first place, at least not 4 daily. It is more commonly used for an attack, not as a preventative. Instead for that I am to take amitriptyline. For attacks I am going to take domperidone with ibuprofen. Apparently the anti-emetic component of this actually helps absorbtion of the painkiller part due to its effects on the stomach - that's why ibuprofen usually doesn't work for me, because it just isn't getting absorbed.

He asked whether I'd had a head scan done - I was able to show him the results of the MRI I'd had done in September. He definitely thinks I should push to see a neurologist based on that.

I should change GPs. But I also need to get a script for the amitriptyline (I had a private prescription for 28 days). So I think I'll make one last appointment at the existing one to get that, and then find one in Leyton/Leytonstone to register with (any recommendations?)

I am now back at the office for the first time since I get sent home on Wednesday.

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Date:May 8th, 2012 01:09 pm (UTC)
Hopefully their suggestions will help. Sounds like some different suggestions at least!
Date:May 8th, 2012 06:21 pm (UTC)
It's progress and that's good.
But won't changing GPs involve stress inducing situations with more antagonistic receptionists and gps to whom you will be seen as unfamiliar ground and records being held up ?
Date:May 8th, 2012 09:55 pm (UTC)
Interesting about the lie-ins being a trigger - I have clear memories myself of when I was getting a lot of migraines and finding that a lie-in made things worse, although I had forgotten about that until seeing this post.

The advice all sounds very useful, lets hope there is progress as a result.
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