Oh the times, they have changed....
So a few months ago my neurologist started me on Topomax for my migraines, right? With promises of no headaches and lots of weight loss to boot! What's not to love about that? Just a few pills a day and no changes in my routine? Uh, pshhhhyyyyaaaaa. Duh. Bring it on.
Unfortunately, it hasn't quite worked out that simple. I still have headaches every day. Not mind-blowing migraines (sometimes, but not always), but still headaches. And I've only really lost about five pounds. I think the prednisone is battling this med. Yesterday the doctor doubled my dose, so we'll see what happens. But you know what HAS happened???
You won't believe it when I tell you.
My two favorite things in the entire world.... Diet Coke and Flaming Hot Cheetos with Limon? Can't eat or drink them. I know right? GAH!
Diet Coke? Hate the stuff. And not just that, ANY carbonated drink for the most part. It's like this med has done something to my taste buds and now carbonation kind of tastes like death to me. I just don't like it. And the Cheetos? I eat them, I just don't feel good. It's that simple. I know if I eat them I kind of go into a lupus flare of some sort for days, so I have to avoid them. They're not good for me. And I used to keep this company in stock, I mean seriously, we need to get this into perspective. For me to come to this realization and just go cold turkey on this is not just major, but maaaaaajoooorrr. (I feel like the lady on the commercial who's like "I don't want purple, I want puuurrrrrplleeee, know what I mean?"). So even if this med doesn't end up getting rid of my headaches, it did end up curing two major addictions in my life and probably lowered cholesterol. So there's that.
But I'm still kind of mourning. And now I have no idea what to drink. Because I hate sugary drinks. And I hate water. And anything that tastes too much like saccharin. I'm sunk. I'm going to die dehydrated. Help! Any suggestions? Right now I'm existing on Gold Peak Diet Tea. I like it. It's sweet but not sugary and not too artifically.
lurve you, xoxo v.