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.