Most mysterious

Today I saw the neurologist (the one who referred me to the Cleveland Clinic) and told her the good news. She was very happy for me. She still wants me to keep taking the Neurontin though (that’s the prophylactic) and she warned that the headache might still return.

I asked her if she had any notion what caused the blood vessels in my head to get so inflamed. “They weren’t,” she said. My MRI and blood work had shown a normal, healthy brain with normal blood vessels.

“So why did the dexamethasone work then?”

“We have no idea how it works,” she answered. She’d heard of it being used to treat persistent headaches but the mechanism is unknown.

Hopefully this will be my last “headache” post.

4 thoughts on “Most mysterious

  1. Sondra October 5, 2012 / 7:35 pm

    Have you tried topomax?

    • Meaghan October 5, 2012 / 8:47 pm

      Headache was finally more or less cured nearly a year after this post. But I did try Topamax and it didn’t do a thing for me.

  2. Sondra October 5, 2012 / 10:26 pm

    Wow so they just went away or did you find the right medication?

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