Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Migraine cure - I hope

My headache would not go away. It didn't hurt a ton - but it nagged. I finally went to see my sinus doc in Vancouver to see if it was caused by my sinuses. It wasn't. Due to the prednisone, my sinuses were as perfect  as my lungs. The migraine may have been caused by the prednisone itself or just by the stress my body has gone through for past few weeks.

My sinus guy gave me a prescription for Axert. You take one pill with an Advil and see what happens. If it doesn't work, you take another. Axert raised the serotonin level in your brain and opens your blood vessels. (Of course, the pharmacist said that isn't actually the way it works - if the first pill doesn't stop the pain the second one won't either.) Anyway I took a pill in the parking lot waiting for the ferry and another one on the ferry. it didn't really go away but seemed much better when I got up this morning. But something is still up because I can still feel a bit of pain behind my right eye. Is it a nother migraine? I don't know. I didn't have an aura so I won't take an Axert.

My latest theory - it could be poor eyesight cause by a cataract that has got worse. Why? Because prednisone also causes cataracts and can make them worse. I will go to see my optometrist tomorrow to see if that is the case. In the meantime, if it gets worse I will take an Advil. Well, I will take one anyway - just to see if it makes a difference.

I got pretty "loopey-canoopey" today about my two recent paintings. I think they are done. Here they are:

They are called 'Troubling Waters" #1 and #2.

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