Update, migraines and anemia

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Update, migraines and anemia

Post  sailingmuffin on Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:54 am

Hi All,

I know it has been a little while since I posted- things have been a little crazy this summer.

I was recently diagnosed with moderate anemia. I started on Iron supplements about a week ago and that has helped a lot as I don't feel as tired and worn out as I have been. I'm just glad its treatable! Does anyone else have this? I think it may be somehow related to the dysautonomia as well- just another piece of the puzzle. I'd love any ideas.

The headaches have been pretty bad recently. I had an IV of Depakan two weeks ago and that helped some, but it has kind of worn off. Also, my neuro prescribed toradol injections that I could use at home. Now, he wants to see if the pills will work instead of shots. He did suggest trying an injection and then taking oral toradol for a few days. I have done that and it is helping a bit. The injections work much better for me and I hope we can clear this up at the next appointment.

I've also had a few things happen lately that I would normally be able to deal with alone, but, of course, everything had to happen at once. First our fridge died and the bathroom sink started leaking within two days of each other. So, there was that to deal with. It got fixed. In the two years that I have had Dora, I haven't been called a liability- until 2 weeks ago. The dog wasn't doing anything wrong, and neither was I. It is just frustrating because it brings back all of those old emotions. We also lost our beloved standard poodle suddenly last week. It is hitting everyone hard, but my father is devastated. This is the first dog he ever truly loved. I haven't seen him this upset in a long time. Max was a really special dog and he will be missed. However, Mom and I are putting out some feelers for a new standard poodle puppy. There are some good prospects. So Mom and I are trying to help Dad.

On a good note, I am going to see a friend for a week or two on Tuesday. We had planned for next week, but due to some issues and everything that has been going on, he suggested that I come up sooner and I'm taking him up on the offer. I think I just need a little break from everything. In the past, when I have felt like this, I have usually gone home or to the beach to relax, let the head calm down etc. I don't want to end up in the hospital again and I'm kind of worried that if I don't take some time out, that may happen. But I am very glad to have very good friends who understand and who can say, "You need a break." So I think that is positive.

Migraine is kind of bad now, but the combo of benedryl, klonopin, and nucynta is helping.

I'd love any feedback or ideas.

Pain free days,
sailingm
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Re: Update, migraines and anemia

Post  Seaine on Fri Aug 15, 2014 3:24 pm

As for the anemia, my sister who does not have migraines has iron deficiency anemia. I've been tested for it and my red blood cells were shown to be smaller than normal. The doctor ordered an iron-binding test to see if the cause was iron deficiency anemia, but the results showed my iron was well within normal range. So, I have some results that are slightly outside of normal range but don't know why.
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