Tuesday, April 3, 2012

what's new

So my doctors think that they have finally figured out why I have chronic daily migraine. I’ve been diagnosed with severe sleep apnea, which is a sleep disorder where I have abnormal pauses in my breathing during the night. I think that explains all the fatigue, loss of concentration, etc…that I thought was going along with my migraines. They’ve given me one of those cpap machines, where it helps you breathe during the night, but my chronic sinus issues are making it difficult to use.

Next I went to see an ear, nose, throat doctor who says I have a deviated septum along with my jaw being too far back, plus some other issues in that general area. Basically I have all the things that can give you sleep apnea. Right now he's trying to clear up the sinus thing, but it's not going well.

I do feel better that the docs are finally figuring out what is wrong with me, but none of them have an easy solution. I still can’t break the cycle of these migraines. I might have a good half of a day followed by really bad pain flair up. I don’t know if my brain is just permanently confused about being in pain all the time.