Another Update on Status Migraine- MRI Abnormal, CTA Normal

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Nurse4you
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   Posted 11/21/2008 8:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Okay, so the MRI/MRA showed an aneurysm on the left side. The side I experience all of my "migraines". My PCP ordered a CTA, which is a CAT scan with iodine based contast. I have a shellfish allergy so had to premedicate.
The CTA came back completely normal...no evidence of an aneurysm. This has been the week from hell. I went from saying my goodbyes to Thanking God the last test was normal.
I am exhuasted. My emotions have been all over the place. I must wonder what did the first RAD doc see that the 2nd one didnt? I am not having as much pain, but it does let me know it is still there.
My PCP says that the duration and intensity of this pain is not consistent with a migraine since the abortionist medications dont work, but neither do narcotics. So I have to start this round of poker again. Next to see another neuro. I have taken every medication there is for migraines. This neuro isnt going to do anything that I havent already done! I am so frustrated. I have been hospitalized 4 times since 2002 and mulitple visits to the ED, not to mention my local Doc that gives me toradol injections when I need them.
 
This PCP also wants to send me to a pain clinic. I am not sure I will take that journey. I think the stigma is too great especially being in the medical profession. I just dont know what to do anymore.
 
RN 4 you
"If it doesn't kill you, it'll make ya stronger"

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