Monday, September 2, 2013

The nightingale won't sing for us; or, I'm baaack...


Did I mention I'm seeing a new neurologist? This is my third one and I'm really hoping she'll be The One.

On my first appointment, the doctor gave me SIX new prescriptions, told me to throw out my Excedrin Migraine and Advil, and no more peanut butter. At all.

That's right, I said NO MORE PEANUT BUTTER.

Since then, I've also had to cut out chocolate, cut out any kind of nut or nut product altogether, cut down Diet Pepsi to two a day, and increase water to at least four bottles a day, but eight would be better.

But who cares, my mind got stuck on no peanut butter and I still haven't recovered.

If one could have a food religion, mine would be peanut butter. JIF Crunchy Peanut Butter, to be exact.

I had at least three jars of it stashed in my room for emergencies. A couple of days after the doctor's verdict, I was tearing through the kitchen in the middle of the night. Cabinets opening and closing, pots rattling, you name it...and in walks Chelsea.

"Mommy...what are you doing?"

"I KNOW there's some peanut butter in here! WHERE IS IT?!"

Poor Chelsea. I wonder what it's like to have a crazy mother?

"Mommy, I got rid of all the peanut butter. I know you have no self control. It's all gone."

(sob) "I don't believe youuuuuuuu."

So yeah...she somehow found all the peanut butter and got rid of it. Including all the jars I'd hidden away in my room.

I'm very unhappy about this dietary change.

Anyway, second appointment with the doctor this week, she wrote me MORE prescriptions, AND she took over my Vicodin RX from my primary care doctor. Which meant I had to sign a contract stating I won't sell my pills on the backside of Churchill Downs anymore.

Bummer...my new doctor is taking away all my favorite things.

But really, let's hope my migraines get better, because if I don't show improvement by next appointment, she's going to discuss BOTOX with me.

They use botox to treat migraines now.

Not on me, I don't think. Injecting toxin right into my brain? I'm already kind of...you know... It's just not a good idea.

So I'm following all the rules.

But I really, really miss Reese's Cups.

21 comments:

  1. I never knew that peanut butter caused migraines. Now I will have to research that. Did your mother eat a lot of PB when she was pregnant with you? It's the only thing I could eat for the first three months, and my son is allergic. I'm convinced I caused the allergy.

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    1. Susie, I don't know?! I'll have to remember to ask in the morning, that's a good question...

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  2. I have had doctors decaffeinate, dealcoholize and denicotine me. I still had the jumps. So I got a new car, visited my kids and that really helped --but I won't tell the doctors or they might forbid that recreation too. Peanut butter, eh? That's getting personal. Why cut it out if you're not allergic?

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    1. She has a whole list of foods and drinks that are considered 'triggers' that she wants me to cut out. She says once I cut everything out, I can slowly add stuff in one at a time, and it it doesn't trigger me, it should be fine and not one of my triggers.

      But both peanut butter and chocolate, I have discovered, DO trigger migraines in me. Because of course I cheated at work, when someone offered me a peanut butter crackers...

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    2. Interesting approach. Methodical. I wish you every success.

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  3. Hmmmm I don't think I could function without peanut butter lol. But as a migraine suffer-er myself I know that they are no picnic. But c'mon, peanut butter?? It's just not fair!

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    1. I knoooooooow...And I can hear the whine in my voice, too, but it can't be helped. :(

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  4. hahaha smart kid, helping you when she knows you'll break down. Diet changes can be a pain in the butt, took me 6 months before I didn't crave things I used to eat. Had to give up gluten, glad I did, but it took a while.

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    1. Yeah...I'm thinking she has a jar stashed in her room somewhere but she's always here so I can never get in there and look.
      Hmmm...Guess I have a while before my six months acceptance kicks in! LOL

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  5. =( At least you still have cheese.

    My hat is off to your daughter. She's a great daughter. I haven't dealt with migraines, but I've had plenty of sinus infections, and we eventually had to move and get on the shot for allergies. It stinks to be so unhealthy, so here's hoping you're on the up and up!

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    1. I know, my cheese intake has definitely gone up! LOL

      I do have the best daughter ever!

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  6. Hey, I got your sign. Does that AOL email work? Because when I click on it, it goes off into never never land.

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    1. I want my sign! I'm so excited!

      I cannot figure out how to make this stupid blog work. You would think after 5000 years I would have it down, but obviously not... Let me investigate... :(

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    2. I think I have fixed it? It was set to show my AIM only, now I've added my email. Whew... Me=technologically challenged...

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  7. All those Reese's you have to ditch? My address: NW Royal Oaks Dr, Corvallis Or, 97330.

    I admire you for sticking to a tough new regimen. Unless you aren't sticking to it, in that case I commiserate with you.

    Your daughter is mighty cool. Sneaky too! :-)

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    1. I know, she's awesome...I wasn't thinking that in the middle of the night, though! LOL

      I am very unhappily sticking to it...I really don't want to keep having migraines. But I'm very sad. :(

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  8. Don't forget that you ate ONE SMALL PIECE OF CHOCOLATE and had a migraine that lasted four days after. No chocolate. Period. ~chelsea

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    1. I knoooooooooooooooooooow.
      You are bossy.
      Awesome daughter.

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  9. I have loads of practice with not eating peanut butter. I'm allergic.

    I agree with Kerry. Your daughter's way cool.

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    1. She is very very cool.

      I so miss peanut butter. :(

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