Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Doctors orders!

So, today, I went to the doctors office. I convinced the nurse to quit smoking using the patch. She had about a zillion questions for me when I told her that I had quit smoking since my last visit and wanted that noted in my records and she started asking me all sorts of questions. I answered them all and she said that she would go pick up a box after work! That made me happy.

The doctor came in and we talked for a while. I told her about the research I had done this weekend about some sinus headaches actually being migraines. We had already taken a CT of my sinuses, which came back negative for anything that would cause the reoccurring sinusitis. So, we decided that we would try the migraine route and she prescribed me some medication called Treximet, it's it's basically Imatrex with Aleve added to it. I went to the pharmacy and filled my prescription. If you can believe this, it is a box of 9 pills, and if we did not have insurance, would have cost me over $200! I took my first pill because I had a headache and went to work. About a half hour into my shift, and and an hour after I had taken the pill, my jaw started really hurting badly. Well, I have this habit of not reading the pamphlets because I sometimes imagine myself having some of the side effects, so I don't read them. Usually give them to my husband to read. So, I pop open the pamphlet and start reading it and one of the side effects is pain in the jaw and it stated to call the doctor right away. I called the doctor and she instructed me to come back to check me again. I leave work and go back to the doctor. She said I was having a mild reaction to the medication and that I should stop taking it. I now have a different perscription called Cephadyn, but it doesn't seem to be working either. She also refered me to an ear, nose, and throat specialist to follow up with the sinuses.

Over all, I'm not real sure what is going on, and apparently neither does the doctor. Eventually, I guess we will figure it out, and when we do, I will be none the happier! I still have a slight headache, but nothing like it was before, so I guess the combonation of all the medications that I have taken today is doing something!

I took my reed oil defuser over to the new house today. The house has a smell to it, but I think that is mainly being caused by the bushes outside the front of the house. For the life of me, I don't know why people would plant these horrible bushes! They smell like cat pee! (I think that they are boxwood shrubs) I think that I would like to pull them all out and just plant flowers or something there. I tell you it's just terrible! For the rest of the week, I'm going to be busy packing and getting ready for the move! Yippie!!


Michele said...

Don't rip out all those bushes!! Landscaping adds value to the house and I think the odor is probably from just the house being closed up.

Hopefully you will get rid of your headache before the real headaches arrive!! *L*

That One Girl said...

You will understand when you get here! The bushes stink!