Yesterday it was back to the neurologist for my 3 month check-up. Yep. that’s right – I only have to go once every three months now (not once per month like I used to). What a good feeling to not spend as much time and as much money in the doctor’s office!
So, on the report card from yesterday:
1. Continue with the same prescriptions. Topamax at 75 mg tabs, two times per day. At the onset of a migraine – either Cambia or 5 mg Zomig.
2. Back to the headache journal. In the past, I have kept headache journals on and off. My neurologist doesn’t encourage continually keeping a “headache journal” because he believes it makes you hypersensitive and I tend to agree. However, from time-to-time, it’s important to keep a headache journal to track the correlation between various headache triggers to determine what makes me “tick” so to speak and what makes the migraines come and go. As of yesterday, the neurologist ordered me back to the headache journal for a few months.
What goes in the headache journal? Not everything – just a simple set of notes in my iPhone when I get a migraine. What did I eat? What did I drink (wine, beer, enough water)? Did I have a stressful day or week? So, back to the headache journal – stay tuned to see if I can make any correlations between my migraines and my migraine triggers.
3. Back in 3 months. Again, I don’t have to go back to the neurologist for another 3 months!
And, that sums up the recent trip to the neurologist! Stay tuned for updates from the headache journal! What about you: Do you keep a journal for anything – health reasons? exercising? food diary?