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I want to first thank everyone for being so supportive while I try and find the medicine that will help prevent me from having migraines. Everyone on here has been really great, I think I can safely say, that aside from Kevin's support, my group of LiveJournal online friends have been one of my biggest sources of support and I really appreciate that.

I had a variant of the side-effect expected with yesterday's attempt and we ended up calling the Kaiser Advice Nurse in the middle of the night to make sure mixing Benadryl with Midrin with the new medicine would be okay. I had already taken the Benadryl because the most obvious side-effect was that I became really itchy and I also got a less obvious side-effect of very slow airway constriction so breathing was getting more and more difficult until the Benadryl kicked in. On top of that I had a migraine and we were worried about how much stuff I had in me and was it safe. Fortunately for me it was, at least at the doses I was taking so about 4 hours later I was finally able to fall asleep and stay that way. My neurologist is supposed to be emailing me with another suggestion.

I am still trying to stay optimistic about this, most of the time I am able to, but as I am sure everyone knows, it is not always easy to stay that way all of the time. I have been glad to have The Sims games and the community to help keep me distracted when all hope feels lost.
I can say it is not fun and generally painful. What is bad, and what usually gets me down, is that I see other people in what I consider worse situations medically and they are still able to work. Kevin then comes in and has to remind me that the people I am referring to don't have the mental confusion 80-90% of the time like I do.

One good thing from this, usually for the 1 to 3 days after I have tried a new medicine, I do well before it starts going back downhill so I am actually feeling pretty good right now. If I can get the pictures to upload I am going to try and post the first two houses on my rotational play (baby Spica becomes a toddler, it is so cute) later this evening. Right now I am trying to convince Kevin we should do something while I am still stable and able to remember it.