An Unexpected Twist

My health suffers the most in two particular areas; mental health (bipolar disorder and anxiety) and headaches.

I’ve had just about as much bad luck with treating the headaches as I have treating bipolar disorder (which is really saying something). Generally the amount of pain I feel is severe, and it is not so much a matter of if I’ll get a headache, but when it happens each day.

Something pretty miraculous has happened the last two weeks though. I haven’t had a headache in 12 days. 

This is pretty much unheard of for me. I can’t think of a time in the last two years at least that I went this long without having a headache, which begs the question: what changed?

The only thing I can think of is that I stopped taking Geodon, and though I hadn’t been taking it the entire length of time I’ve had trouble with headaches, I did take it for the last year or so.

Could the Geodon have been contributing to the headaches?

At the time I was taking it, I really couldn’t have said. The fact that I’m having the first headache-free period in a matter of years though suggests it might’ve, which is a real unexpected twist.

It is so hard knowing how different medications are affecting your body, sometimes you can tell when you start them, and other times you can’t tell until you stop.

The more times passes, the more convinced I am that stopping this particular medication was a very good thing.

4 responses to “An Unexpected Twist

  1. I hope you continue to find that it was Geodon that was affecting your headaches. You never know how different meds are going to affect you.

  2. Glad to hear your headaches have stopped. There certainly can be side effects to psychotropics. Hopefully, yours have passed with your new medication regiment.

  3. Hope the headaches continue to stay away! 🙂

  4. You might check out The Doctor OZ website he has done numerous shows on migraines. Good to hear that you are in less pain.

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