Friday, January 13, 2012

Super High Me

Saw the neurologist again a couple days ago. I like him. His nurse reminds me of the nurse from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest though.

Net result is that I'm on another med, this time to help with the ringing in my ears (it's a benzo), and added a B complex vitamin supplement. I also got a batch of Lortabs which are fun. It helps a lot with the toxic sensation and generally just makes life better. It doesn't make sense that human beings have opioid receptors in our brains if we weren't supposed to be ingesting the stuff.

The idea is that the meds treat the symptoms while I just naturally get over the cause of the problem. Then the meds can be gradually stopped. The side effects aren't that bad, not something I'd like to have forever but it's okay for now. Needless to say I'm not having any anxiety issues anymore, which are not an uncommon result for people that have a constant headache and constant ear ringing. I defy anyone not to get a little anxious about that.

Anyway.. I had been getting better but seemed to have plateaued. The ear ringing is the major issue now and while it has decreased, it seems to have leveled off at a still-annoying volume.


I was thinking last night about how much it must have sucked to be alive prior to this medical revolution we've had in the last 100 years or so. No antibiotics.. no real surgical interventions.. no cancer treatments... not even anti-depressants. People just suffered and then died.

I'm sure 100 years from now, medicine will be even better, but I highly doubt it will be as dramatically improved from today as today is from 100 years ago.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You have opioid receptors because you have endogenous opioids (endorphins etc...).