Carrying On…….

So. I started a new preventive medication on Monday night. It’s supposed to help with migraine and insomnia. And love and behold, I slept a full eight hours Monday night! First time in months that I’ve gotten more than 3 or 4 hours of sleep in a row. To say I was thrilled would be putting it mildly. I was dizzy the next day and a bit hungover, but all in all, manageable. I took it again on Tuesday night with extremely high hopes. Unfortunately, I only slept for 4 hours and was awakened by the worst nightmare that I’ve ever experienced. I couldn’t even think about going back to sleep. I’m not too dizzy as I’m typing this, so hopefully that was just a temporary side effect. We’ll see as the day progresses. I’m not counting this med as a fail this soon. I’ve given up too early in the past on other meds and want to give this one a fair chance. It’s an older medication and, according to my doctor, well tolerated and effective. The nightmare has me terrified as I remember it clearly (I usually don’t!) and I really don’t want a repeat performance! I’m taking the med again tonight and am trying to avoid preconceived notions about the outcome. I started with the lowest dose and have a lot of room for trial and error. I am determined to find a preventive that works for me as I refuse to live out the entirety of my life on pain meds. I’m going into this in a positive frame of mind and with the projection of success. I’ll keep you posted. Stay strong fellow warriors! Carry on and always keep fighting! 

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