Thursday, January 17, 2013


Not much happening on the home front. My insurance reversed it's previous decision and approved coverage for Provigil (Modafinil). Prior to me seeing the neurology sleep specialist, back when my regular neuro was saying she didn't think I had narcolepsy they said I had to try Adderall add Ritalin first. They had proof of my severe sleepiness (from the MSLT) but since she didn't believe I could possibly have so much at 23, she didn't give me that diagnosis. I'm guessing that's what stopped me from getting a medicine for narcolepsy. I start it next week. I've been back on Topamax for almost 2 weeks. A week at once a day and 4 or 5 days at twice a day and while my headache intensity is decreased, it isn't gone. I've also read Provigil causes migraines. Joy.

I increased exercise. I'd been infrequently walking 2 miles no problem so one day I decided to try for 2.5 miles. I'm not sure if it was the fact that I only took half the atenolol or lack of proper hydration but the last two laps I had frequent palps. I went with(one of) my best friend(s), Britt, 2 days later, took a whole pill, had fun, took gatorade (usually Big Daddy has water but he didn't join me last time). Zero palps. Then it rained for 2.5 days. Went 1.5 miles on the 3rd day once it quit a bit and came home to attempt some light regular exercise. If it goes well I'll update on it too. But for now I'm all snowed on. More later.

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