Thursday, January 31, 2013

Dopamax please start working

Right before I went on the Topamax, my head went through a bad period where it hurt, actually hurt, not just had discomfort or itchiness, pretty much every day for long periods of time. So it's been hard to know if the Topamax is going to do anything especially as it supposedly takes as much as six weeks to work and it's only been a week and two days.

Yes, I've been counting.

The first couple of days it did make me a bit sleepy and I was reminded that they don't call it "dopamax" for nothing. But that effect was gone pretty quickly.

The famed "loss of appetite" hasn't emerged at all of course and I really should have known. No medicine with loss of appetite as a possible side-effect has ever given me loss of appetite. Then again, the head hurting thing does tend put me into a carb frenzy so maybe it will still happen. I can dream anyway.

I did actually get quite sad the other day and over absolutely nothing. Some dude at work insulted my cake pops. Moron. I will cut you. But first I moped around all day like a big baby. So I need to keep more of an eye on that than I expected to have to.

Today I feel okay in the head. A little itchy at times. Maybe some discomfort for a few seconds here and there. But no outright pain, at least not yet.

If it's going to happen, it generally does around 5-7pm and it's only 4 so there's still time. But compared to the past two weeks where it was bad by noon or sometimes even earlier, getting to four with little pain is a bloody miracle of sorts. I will take it, that's for sure.

This is going to be a long six weeks.
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