Should I be more worried or wait for appointment?

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abstractfistula
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   Posted 3/28/2016 8:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I posted a few days about a bad migraine I was having then. The headache lasted around 3-4 days. Since this was probably the worst migraine I've ever had and meds didn't work I made an appointment to see my neurologist. Here's the problem: the appointment is in a month. Should I go to the er for scans? Should I bug my neurologist to mark my case urgent? Or just sit tight and wait for the appointment?
Thanks in advance

BnotAfraid
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   Posted 3/29/2016 10:54 AM (GMT -6)   
If your pain is gone, it is not unusual for migraine to 'break through' your maintance meds.

Only you know yourself, if you had other symptoms ie; loss of vision, unconciousness, loss of balance, noise bleed, etc...

You always have the choice to call the doc office and ask about a waiting list on cancelations.

Myself, I would only go to ER if the pain returns and is worse or lasts longer, or is unbearable. Try using heat or ice. Heat works for me, to reduce the pain.

Your decision though. Better safe than sorry.

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Trina
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Kabir says: "Student tell me, what is God? He is the breath inside the breath". from the poem Breath.
DX: reverse Trigeminal Neuralgia;Cluster headaches; Atypical face pain;Hemicrania Continua; raynauds;complex PTSD; recurring MDD,disassociative disorder;

abstractfistula
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   Posted 3/29/2016 8:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for the helpful and encouraging reply!

BnotAfraid
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   Posted 3/30/2016 1:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Your Welcome, that is what we are here for!
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Be still and know there is Peace.

Kabir says: "Student tell me, what is God? He is the breath inside the breath". from the poem Breath.
DX: reverse Trigeminal Neuralgia;Cluster headaches; Atypical face pain;Hemicrania Continua; raynauds;complex PTSD; recurring MDD,disassociative disorder;

cathyn35
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   Posted 4/2/2016 11:39 AM (GMT -6)   
If you are Ok now, I wouldn't worry too much. Migraine intensity/duration can vary greatly between attacks.

I'm very weather-sensitive, and I went through a period in Feb. when our weather here in Detroit was particularly bad where I had a week or so of migraines so severe, I was bed-ridden. I started to worry a bit, but as the bad stretches I've had in the past have done, this bad stretch too passed.

Look at it this way, if you have had a migraine-free day or two (or close to it) since the bad stretch, chances are it was just a bad migraine that ran its course. If it was a serious condition, you likely would not feel better. BTW, I've had migraines that lasted much longer than 3-4 days. I think 10 days is my record.

Again, you should address your concerns to your doctor, I'm just telling you my personal experience. Hope that helps!
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