I have posted in the past about
my teenage daughter who has a headache all the time. It has been going on for a good 10 months now, and she has seen various doctors, taken meds, and had a bunch of tests. She is at the point that she just doesn't want to do any more about
it because nothing has worked. So this is my frustration: She will be 18 next summer and will be making her own medical decisions. She wants me to just let her do that now, and I understand why she feels that way. But, as the mom of someone who is still technically a minor, I feel responsible to continue seeking treatment/diagnosis and worry that if I drop it now we may end up regretting it later.
In a nutshell, she's seen an internist, ENT, ophthamologist, neurologist; had ct scans and mris; and none of the meds have worked with the brief exception of the toradol and benedryl they gave her in the ER when I first took her in about
this. I think we've ruled out the scary stuff. They've talked about
referring her to a nearby university, which I imagine will mean running through all the tests again.
Since she's willing to live with the pain, should I let her have her way? Or should I just be the parent and insist that she follow through with this?
Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this. I really don't know what to do anymore.