Blog changes

Thanks to everyone who followed Training Because I Can! over the last nine years. This blog started with Addison's Disease, hypothyroidism and a crazy idea of doing an Ironman distance triathlon. My life has changed and so has this blog. I am using this blog strictly for Addison's Support topics from here on out. I hope to continue providing people with hints for living life well with adrenal insufficiency.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Got another migraine on Monday and had the opportunity to use a slightly different migraine med called Amerge that was prescribed by my GP last month. I was taking Relpax before I tried the Amerge. It worked fine and I didn't get a second migraine. I still felt like total crap the rest of the day though.

The Boulder doc hasn't made contact with my GP here in Idaho and I'm a little disappointed because I wanted to get started on his new protocol. His idea is that an area near the pituitary is going nuts and causing the migraines. Some neurotransmitters are being over produced and some under produced. His idea is that I should try an anti-convulsant (Neurontin) and an antidepressant (Elavil) to control the neurotransmitter production. At this point, I'm willing to try anything even if it makes me fat. Elavil's biggest side effect is weight gain.

Here is some information that migrainuers might find interesting. It gives a theory for migraines. There are lots of journal abstracts at the end to document the theory too.

I find it interesting that several of the Addison's people I know with intractable migraines are secondary. This means that the Addison's is caused by a dysfunction of the pituitary as opposed to the adrenals not working.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi! (I used to live in Malad then Montpelier, Idaho, and both are small so if you don't know where they are I understand). Gosh as I cruise the web, there are just so many people suffering with migraines and other illnesses, it makes me wonder if there isn't some sort of common denominator to all this suffering. Anyway, if you're interested I used to suffer with migraines (auras and vomiting) and I found relief with chiropratic care and have been pain free for years. Here's some other tips I learned along the way that might help you are others