Weekend Update (3)

What a week it has been!

Monday: Woke up with a headache, my mom drove me to school. I had a headache all day and once getting into class, I realized I didn’t do some of my homework. On the way to get me, the muffler fell off my car. My dad was able to fix it, get me and then permanently fix it when we got home.

Tuesday: This was the best day of the week. One class. After class, I came home, napped and did homework.

Wednesay: I woke up bright and early, went to Jefferson Headache Center. Long story short, I’m trying cymbalta, imitrex and renagal. I’ll be trying Botox in 2 months. The doctor also said I take too much OTC medicine and some of my headaches are probably MOH. While I have been cutting back as much as possible, I guess it was still too much.

The big thing about Wednesday was missing classes. I missed 4 of my classes. One class was cancelled, so 3 total. I am allowed absences in two of my classes. I talked with all of my professors about missing Wednesday. After emailing one of my professors, she replied telling me I wasn’t excused and had to take a zero on a quiz (it will be one of the ones I’m allowed to drop at the end of the semester). Because it was a “pre-planned” appointment, it was not excused. And if it’s a “serious illness” then I can make it up. Her words, not mine. I had the appointment way before I had her class. Because I told her before the appointment, I got screwed. If I would have told the day after, than she would have accepted the doctor’s note but because I was nice, courteous in letting her know a head of time I got screwed. I’m not upset about the points or the absence. I’m mad because it’s an invisible illness. It wasn’t a check up or a routine appointment. She is arrogant enough to think I should plan my appointment around her biweekly class. She is ignorant enough to ignore invisible illness. Even if it was a maintenance appointment, I need to go to that so I don’t get sick. Doctor appointments are so you stay healthy! This wasn’t even a maintenance appointment; it was my first appointment with a new doctor. They gave me a time. I didn’t pick it, I couldn’t plan around her class! I’m not mad about the absence or the failed quiz, I’m mad that she’s arrogant and ignorant. I didn’t get a note because I was so annoyed at the fact so I’m not sure how I would go about this with the chair.

Thursday: This was another big day. It was my first day in a classroom as part of my education class. I’m a teacher’s aide, I observe and help out where I’m needed. Came home, did homework.

Friday: I got a ton of homework for the weekend.

So that was my week. Long and stressful. I’m glad it’s over.

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6 thoughts on “Weekend Update (3)

  1. I take Cymbalta for depression. If you have to stop taking it, due to side effects or whatever, make sure you taper VERY slowly because the discontinuation symptoms are horrible. And, still no imitrex?

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    • Good to know. Thank you. I GOT IMITREX! 🙂 I got imitrex pills, no more nasal stuff which was a problem before. I am starting 3 new medicines, cymbalta, imitrex, reganal. We’ll see how it works out.

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      • Could it be Reglan? That is a good anti-nausea med if you can tolerate it. This all sounds great! I hope the imitrex helps you a lot. I think you can more easily take less medication if what you takes works completely and fully in the first place.

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        • Yeah, that’s it. I am suppose to take the reglan for moderate pain and imitrex for severe. Exactly, i end up taking too much trying to find relief. Hopefully it works and i dont develop a lot of side effects.

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          • Reglan makes me want to jump out of my skin in a really terrible way, but I have only experienced it IV. I have never heard of taking it for moderate pain, like before imitrex, but Jefferson certainly knows what they’re doing! Make sure to keep us updated!

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            • I have them in pills. So we’ll see. I’ll definitely keep that in mind too. I seem to be sensitive to side effects for whatever reason. I’m beginning to wonder if the persistant headaches could be a side effect of medicines. “Headache” is the number one side effect for what seems like every medicine. Yeah, I have no idea. I will definitely keep every updated! You know me, I love to talk about myself! haha.

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