Neurologist Visit Update

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Yesterday I saw my new neurologist for the first time to try to figure out why I am suddenly having so many migraines. I must say the visit didn’t start out well. For one thing, they only see new patients first thing in the morning, and I am NOT a morning person. However, I did make it there on time at 9am in the morning, but then I ended up waiting to see the doctor until after 11am!!! Needless to say, I was not a happy camper.

The doctor seemed rather grumpy when he finally came in too. Maybe he was having a bad morning (I would think so with being that behind schedule for a specialist), but after waiting two hours, dealing with a grumpy doctor was not ideal. I will say that even though he was a bit grumpy, he was thorough at least. He asked tons of questions and investigated all the leads I could provide, even bothering to request additional medical records and taking a second look at my imaging tests that have already been done.

By the end of the visit, he had decided to send me for an EEG to check for possible mini strokes or seizures, and another head/neck MRI to see if my cervical issues have worsened in the past two years or if anything else has changed. He also wants me to be tested for Meniere’s disease, an inner ear disorder that may be contributing to my vertigo, ear pain/pressure, and tinnitus.

He noted that my neck was constantly spasming, so he switched me to another muscle relaxer and also put me on Topamax to try to help prevent the migraines (we are hoping it might help my fibro pain some too). I guess we’ll see how it goes from there.

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22 thoughts on “Neurologist Visit Update

  1. I suffered from Migraines for a long time until after 9 months of trials and a lot of pain my dr decided to try botox for headaches. Please ask your Neurologist about them if there is no other explanation. Mine are gone or I just get a little headache now and the. There are given every 3 months. I will say now a prayer for you.

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  2. As if getting medical help for this sort of thing isn’t hard enough, these sorts of annoyances can really wear you out! Complicated issues require so much more work on the patient’s part, more appointments, test, medicines, etc., I wish that the medical industry would make it a little easier for us. But there are things they have no control over, and that can lead to the kind of delay you faced.

    I hope the effort is worth it and he helps you find your way to useful new information that improves your health.

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    1. Yeah, I also don’t like how they don’t recognize any alternative treatments, so even if you find some of those that help more than the pharmaceuticals most regular doctors push, they expect you to only do the treatments they recognize 😦

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  3. Maybe the doctor was also suffering a bad migraine from being so behind in his appointment. LOL!
    Wow, a lot of tests to be conducted. But the good thing is that it might be able to rule out things you could be worried about. And, concentrate on the issues that truly need to be addressed.
    Hang in there, Sweetie!!! 😘

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