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Sep 29, 2009 - 0 comments
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103

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Back to the GI doctors for a follow-up to all of the tests and procedures they ran over a month ago now.  Everything was normal, so still no explanation for why all of this weight is dropping.  At least no explanation other than the Topamax.  I weighed in at about 103, so I seem to be leveling out around there.

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Aug 21, 2009 - 0 comments

So I had the scope done (upper endoscopy) and everything appeared normal.  They took a few biopsies of my stomach and small intestine anyway, though, just for kicks I guess.  My doctor just isn't quite buying that the Topamax is the reason I've lost 45 pounds in about a year.  My neurologist doesn't think that the Top should be doing that anymore either, but he also told me that Midrin shouldn't make me drowsy.  So I'm not putting much into what he says.  But anyway, they didn't find any ulcers or tumors, so that's the good news.  Only about half of my bloodwork came back (don't know what the holdup is there), and that appears "largely normal."  I don't know what that means, and he did not seem to want to discuss it at that time so I did not push it.  I'll just wait until my follow up appointment.  

All in all the procedure was a breeze.  I got a pretty wicked blood sugar headache though from having to fast from midnight the night before until almost 2 in the afternoon, though.  That wasn't so fun, but afterwards they gave me a coupon for Perkins (I cleaned a dinner platter.  That's impressive for me).  I thought it was going to turn into another migraine, but as soon as I woke up from the anasthesia, it was gone.  That stuff was pretty cool.  It hurt like hell when she injected it into my IV, but waking up was pretty nice.  I thought I came out of it pretty quickly and without issue, but apparently I was rambling on about a glass door and Papa Roach for a few minutes that I don't remember.  Ha ha.  Whatever.  I definitely felt pretty good afterwards.  And props to the nurse who did my IV.  Almost 24 hours later, and still no black and blue.  On me, that's an accomplishment.    

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8-19-2009: Med Block

Aug 19, 2009 - 0 comments
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Imitrex nasal



**POSSIBLE TRIGGERS: I went out last night, but I only had one small drink.  Other than that, I have no idea.

** It was pretty much inevitible that I would get a killer migraine in the five days I'm not allowed to take any of my meds.  Thank heavens for my sister who had some Imitrex left over.  I probably would have ended up in the ER, because this one was getting worse by the minute.  

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8-15-2009: Long Nap

Aug 15, 2009 - 0 comments
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Stomach

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Eye pain

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feeling off



*POSSIBLE TRIGGERS: I could go with the emotional stress again, but I'm pretty sure this one is due to the 3-hour nap I took this afternoon.

** Woke up at almost 10:00 feeling a little off, mostly in the stomach.  Made myself eat around 11:00 (which did not go well).  Then by 12 or 12:30 I felt so awful (stomach pain) that I went upstairs to chill out and ended up falling asleep with a magazine and my computer on my lap.  I just could not wake up.  When I finally did I knew I was in for it.  My eyes hurt, and my head just had THAT feeling.  

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