Sunday, July 19, 2009

Trigeminal Neuralgia - Meds, My Head, and a Nap in Bed

Update on how things are going:

  • Pain was kept in check most of the morning, but "the knife" came out quite a bit yesterday afternoon. Only a couple of sticks today, but the dull ache has been there for almost half the day today.
  • According to a post at a TN site, the meds I'm on take a while to be taken in by my body. Hence, I can't expect full impact for a number of days yet.
  • There are some resources out there for suffers, and a lot of people have this a lot worse than I do. That scares me. One of the sites is really friendly, though, and I appreciate that they found me through this blog and asked me to join in their community. A kind and generous gesture for sure.
  • On of the sites is a Trigeminal Neuralgia Association, and while I've not done it yet, when sitting at the PC and my wife asks me what I'm doing, I'll be able to answer "Just looking at a T'n'A site," without fear.
  • Had wine with dinner last night and had a great night with zero manifestations of the malady. I shouldn't be mixing with the meds, but man I felt normal. I will really need to watch this going forward.
  • Meds appear to make me drowsy. I've taken two long naps the last two days. I'm worried about what that will mean tomorrow at work. We're going to find out...

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please feel free to include any thoughts you may have. Know, however, that kiddos might be reading this, so please keep the adult language to yourself. I know, for me to ask that language is clean is a stretch...