March 12, 2000 :: 9 a.m.
Wooke up around 8 or so and felt fine, but cold, so he fell asleep in a hot bath. Woke again around 9 a.m. with a CH that was starting to get pretty bad. Debated on what to do, and decided to try the Imitrex injection.
I gave it to him in the thigh (side note: one of the hardest things I've ever had to do... I hate needles), and it stung pretty bad. The pain continued to ramp up like it does during a killer CH, but 11 minutes after the injection he said "Oh, wait, I just felt my heart jump" and then about 30 seconds after that, the pain vanished completely. It didn't ramp down in levels, it just disappeared into thin air, making those twinkly sounds.
Even in the early CH's he used to get, although they would disappear pretty fast, they used to decrease level by level. This one just stopped cold. Yay for Imitrex!!!
Although it did cost $60 per injection... at least it works. He feels kinda queasy now, although it's hard to say if that's an effect from Imitrex or a lingering Maxalt effect.
Another around 5 p.m. Real bad, it came on very fast, probably the rebound from the Imitrex-aborted earlier CH. Zomig kicked in in about 1/2 hour. We both broke down.
Oh my god, this sucks SO bad.