Hi Everyone I just had to tell someone about the horrible headache day that I was having today. Sorry this is gonna be long!
I dragged myself to school this morning even though I really wanted to stay in bed, but I've already missed a lot this semester. I called my Dr about help with pain and they said they would get back to me today. So I waited and I waited and I waited.
Finally around 3 they called me back and told me that they would write me a prescription pending I call the neurophysiologist they work with. I really do not want to see another physiologist, as I have seen 2 in the past and did not help at all. I'm a nursing student and I work part time, I really don't have enough days in my life right now anyways. So after so discussion I said I would TRY to make an appointment pending what my schedule looked like. At 3:30 have my boyfriend (who needs to be to work by 5:30) drive me the hour trip to my doctor. I get there and they tell me someone will be right with me (Okay why did the PA say that it would just be at the counter?) So the stupid nurse that I have talked to every day for the past 2 weeks pulls me in a room, I tell her look my boyfriend has to be to work by 5:30 I really need to leave soon to get him there on time. She doesn't care she pulls me in a room and tells me I need to sign a narcotic contract... I explain to her that I already did 4 months ago. I ask her why I need another one she says "you don't have one", I say "yes I do", she says "I do this and I wasn't at your last appointment", I say "well do I need one for each appointment?" She says "no you don't have one", I say "well I did one the first time I was here", she says "with who", I say "with you". So she goes to look at my chart (It's now 4:45, I need to be home in an hour and 15 minutes, I'm an hour and half away from home) Finally she comes back and says "Oh well we didn't scan both pages sorry" and I said pretty much flat out "I don't really think that is my problem, I'm pretty sure it's yours" So I fill out the stupid form again. It's not really a big deal, BUT this isn't the first time I've had to REfill out numerous papers for them, and WHY do they always insist I do this on a day that my pain is 9/10?
So they I go right to the Pharmacy, I get there around 5, they were busy, but I said I would stick around. At 5:10 the Pharmacist tells me that they doctor didn't right the strength on my prescription so she had to call, but that the answering service has already put a call in to him it should be soon that she gets a call back. I say okay I'll stick around a little while longer.
Around 5:20 he calls back and that made me a little mad to, I was standing right there and he was asking her if I had gotten other narcotics from anyone but him... (that really makes me angry, I'm suppose to trust you guys to help me, but you don't trust that the contract I've signed twice now means something? And besides that I've called EVERY time I've been to the ER.. And even when my family doc prescribed me narcotic cough medicine... give me a break... now you have the pharmacist wondering... thanks.)
By this time she had a few prescriptions before mine so then about 10 minutes later she asks me if I got 120 pills of the same medicine from another pharmacy... First of all I've never been prescribed 120 pills of anything, second of all they can't prescribe me that many pills it's illegal. I was floored! I could not believe it, I explained to her that no I haven't, I'm only allowed to get them here blah blah blah. So now she calls the insurance company. Turns out that it was for the cough medicine that I got. (The Family Doc called it in with my old record before I could tell him I changed pharmacies.
So by the time I got home I was bawling, I'm so sick of being considered a drug addict! It's not fair because I am not. I have begged, yes begged the headache doctor to try a different preventative besides noritryptaline (I refused because I was on it before and pretty much went into the biggest depression of my life, during which I dropped out of school and slept for 20 hours a day... for like 6 months) I hate taking pain meds, but when that’s the only relief I get because my Dr won't try anything else what am I suppose to do?
Guess it's time for a new doc! Thanks for listening!
Diagnosis-- Chronic Severe Migraine with daily headache usually caused by tension
Medications-- Daily: Topamax 200mg/day & Welbutrin 300mg/dayVitamin B2, Mag Oxcide, Melatonin, CoQ10
PRN: D.H.E. 45 Injection or Migranol, Zofran, Percocet