CRANKY 1 said...
I really get your frustration having to wait to see a new specialist, which seems to take two or three months just to get an initial appointment.
My last abortive has ceased to help anymore, and being highly suseptible to weather fronts, I'm getting a migraine every day. I'm changing my PCP, and he's looking into prescribing my old abortive, Stadol Nasal Spray, which is the only one that worked consistantly. My former PCP took me off of it last October, because she thought I was taking too much (it's a narcotic). Well, geez. If you get a lot of migraines, to have to hit the abortive a lot.
Well, I went into total panic mode yesterday after two days in a row of migraine headaches, and went back to my old PCP's office because they take walk-in appointments. My reason for going was to deal with the panic attack I was having, knowing that storms are predicted for every day the rest of this week. I didn't see my old PCP, but the doctor I did see said she would discuss switching back to my old abortive for me. I know it's bad to have two different doctors working the same problem, but I'm sick of having to fight the system. Call me a "drug seeker" if you want, because technically I am. I'm not trying to get drugs to get high, I just don't want to suffer through more migraines. It doesn't seem that the medical profession can destinguish between the two. It seems if you know too much about medications, dosages, etc..., you are automatically assumed to be a junkie. Patients should not be penalized because they have a good understanding of their medical situation. I hate when doctors think they are mind readers, and make assumptions about you based on arbitrary information.
I've got to stop venting now or I'll end up with another panic attack. Wish me luck with one of my doctors.
I know the feeling..and sometimes we need to vent. I don't want to suffer through more migraines. I have suffered through them over fifteen years. I dealt with a Physician's Assistant(All I could get at first) who was apathetic to my problems and wouldn't do squat. Then after seven years and a huge viral infection..when they got worse..she said..what do you want ME to do about it??? I said SO this is the way it's gonna be HUH?? I turned and left and NEVER went back. She stabbed me in the back too. She never recommended a neurologist for me. Never recommended a rheumatologist..knowing I needed one. Never did a thing. Nine and a half years of hell with this woman. I feel I have been shafted. And her and her doctor have been booted out of the hosp they were affil. with. Not a surprise.
I feel like you Cranky..If I keep going..I'll have a panic attack..and I don't have them. Maybe it's time to start.. Good Luck to all of us.