Status update

I have been generally slacking and behaving irresponsibly these last several days and I don’t know when that will change. Possibly today. Possibly a week from now. Who knows? I just really don’t feel like updating Charley right now, though god knows the updates are piling up again.

So far the Topamax has given me acne and made soda pop taste bad. I’m really, really hoping the latter is a temporary thing, because pop was my main beverage and I know of no other that is so cheap, tasty and easily obtainable. Grape juice, which is very good and healthy, is $5 a gallon. Milk is cheap, but it’s so filling that I can’t really drink enough to keep myself hydrated.

Yesterday I had a really, really bad headache starting around ten o’clock or so. I went home from school at noon, missing two classes, then lay around moaning till six-thirty, then asked Dad to take me to the urgent care clinic. They gave me a shot of Nubain, which was effective. Today I called Dr. Easley’s office and asked for another script for MS Contin. I’ll pick it up on the way home. Hopefully by the time I run out of that again, the Topamax will be kicking in.

I have a math test this afternoon. I made up my mind that if the headache returned I would ask the professor to let me take the test early, so I could just get out of here. But it hasn’t come back, thank goodness.

10 thoughts on “Status update

  1. Jer January 25, 2011 / 10:43 am

    “So far the Topamax has given me acne and made soda pop taste bad.”

    Has pop ever tasted good?

    • Meaghan January 25, 2011 / 10:53 am

      Ask the hundreds of millions of Americans who drink this stuff by the barrel.

      • Jer January 25, 2011 / 8:26 pm

        I’ve always found pop to be disgusting. I was the kid who always asked for a cup of water instead of pop.

  2. Nan January 25, 2011 / 11:29 am

    Topamax will make soda taste like hell until you are off of it. My husband was on it, and a soda fiend. He had to stop drinking it. My bipolar friends on Topamax gave up their beloved Mountain Dew. It must really taste like sh!t for them to do that.

    Wish I could be more encouraging.

  3. Princess Shantae January 25, 2011 / 12:45 pm

    You’re not losing anything by cutting back on soda. Sugar and/or cafeeine and/or any of the other chemicals in soda can’t be doing your headaches any good. You need to drink just plain water, or water with some lemon juice or ginger in it.

  4. Jaime January 25, 2011 / 1:38 pm

    Get better soon. I hope they find permanant relief for your headaches.

  5. Candice January 25, 2011 / 3:36 pm

    Get well soon. I send my best wishes your way.

  6. emilyy January 25, 2011 / 4:36 pm

    lol. i usually only drink one soda a day, it keeps me sane. as does coffee. – i really hope they find a permanant relief for the headaches. they really suck.

  7. Paris Romero January 31, 2011 / 11:15 am

    Sounds as if you are undergoing good treatment for migraines. Soda substitute might be tea. You can have caffeine decaffeinated tea. Licorice tea with white grape juice is very sweet. That could double your grape juice purchase.

    • Meaghan January 31, 2011 / 11:20 am

      These aren’t migraines. They’re something else.

      Fortunately, pop now tastes good again.

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