The Cleveland Clinic doctor gave me three days’ worth of dexamethasone to try to “break” my headache. Unlike most of the meds I’ve tried before, it’s not a painkiller but a fairly heavy-duty steroid drug.
And unlike most of the meds I’ve tried before, it actually seems to WORK. My head barely hurts at all, and it will probably hurt a lot less after I eat, which I plan to do as soon as I finish this blog entry. And all this without the painkiller side effects of sedation, loopiness, etc. I mean, I love a good loopy, punch-drunk afternoon as much as the next person, but it’s pretty inconvenient when you have to do things like drive and study and other activities of daily living.