So, after the last follow-up with the neurophysician in Pune in which I asked him about getting completely off the medicines he'd prescribed for the nasty headache and migraines I was having, he agreed to lower the dosage, first to 10mg for a month and then cut it out.
The schedule worked out to stopping it sometime around now. I didn't calculate the exact date, but having two four-day weekends in a row here in New York seemed good. Tuesday night last week was the last time I took either of the medicines, figuring that would get me through Wednesday at work and if I had withdrawal issues I'd have four days to recover.
I didn't get a headache till Sunday, but even then it was pretty mild and didn't really interfere with my plans (about which I still need to process the photos and blog). Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week I had headaches.
Monday was the worst of them, and I took four aspirin in the morning before work which helped ease it. By later in the afternoon it was getting pretty bad and I felt a bit nauseas, too. Going out after work to deposit my paycheck in the cool rain helped and I didn't notice the headache too much while I was doing that and eating pizza near the ATM.
Tuesday and Wednesday weren't so bad, but it was definitely there.
Today, however, I was in a rush to get out the door and grab a bag of garbage to take downstairs that I completely forgot the aspirin pills. I didn't remember until I got to work and didn't have a headache at all.
So, this is good. Hopefully the headaches are back under control again. And hopefully the side effects will start easing off, too, especially that nonstop ringing in my ears.