Some 7 months after my first neurology appointment, I’m back at the hospital to meet with my neurology consultant. I’ve received a letter in the interim advising that the MRI was clear – a huge relief that there’s no phyllodes loitering in my brain! But that didn’t explain why I was still having headaches – although less frequently.
My consultant was very chuffed that he’d also been able to pull my notes from the neurology department of a different hospital that I’d attended in 1991 with headaches and visual disturbances! I have to say that I’d not been hopeful that they’d even still exist however he said that this had been a huge help to see a pattern over 20 years! Well done consultant for finding them.
He confirmed that the MRI hadn’t shown anything untoward and the blood tests hadn’t shown anything awry either.
I told him that I have been following his advice of dissolving a dispersible aspirin under my tongue when I get a headache or visual disturbance. It does work however I was concerned that at times I needed to take these regularly.
His conclusion was that I was someone susceptible to migranes but whom didn’t have particular triggers.
His advice was to continue to take the odd aspirin when needed. However with a caveat; should the headaches get worse then I should return to him when he would probably be prescribed daily migrane medication. It was suggested that this ‘prescription’ should be taken with Dom Perignon – hehe he obviously knows my penchant for bubbles!