As many of you know, I tried Topamax for a while back in 2008 with high hopes. Instead, of offering me relief, however, it turned me into a confused, emotionally unstable, skeleton. Now, there may be a new drug that offers an alternative to people for whom Topamax should work but doesn’t, and for whom the side effects make it unpleasant to take.
According to James at Headache and Migraine News, the drug study targeted people who had mild reactions to Topamax and didn’t see the improvements they and their doctors expected to see. This means that it probably wouldn’t be much help for me, seeing as my reactions to the drug were anything but mild. However, this may be of interest to some of you.
Read James’ full post here.
I can’t believe it’s already February! I’m still catching up on my 2013 to-do list, and here it is almost Valentine’s Day. Thankfully, I recently hired a mother’s helper for a few hours per week, so I’m hoping to start checking stuff off on a more regular basis.
This year, I wanted to start a monthly round-up of my blog posts (in case anyone missed one) as well as a few of my favorites from other people around the blogosphere. I meant to do this at the end of January, but, well, see above. So, deadlines and dates be damned! Here are January’s:
- Help (Not) Wanted by Katie – December 31, 2013 (Technically a December post, but I couldn’t help throwing it in here, because making an Action Plan is a great idea!)
- Fallow: Remembering that Before Birth Comes the Cave by Cassie Premo Steele – January 19, 2014 (This one isn’t migraine-related, but I found it an interesting read, and thought other migraine mamas might, too.)
- The Decision to Say No by Migrainista – January 21, 2014
- How to Tap Into Creativity on Your Own Terms by Marion Roach – January 29, 2014 (Again, not migraine-related, but I thought some of you might find it interesting anyway. I know I did.)
In other news, BeliefNet.com recently posted an excerpt of my book, “Finding Happiness with Migraines: A Do-It-Yourself Guide.” Read more here!