On Friday I have an appointment with a new neurologist. I haven’t written a post about my experience at Cincinnati’s Children Hospital in late November, because it was one of the worst experiences of my life, but November 29th is the last time I went to a neurologist.
It wasn’t very long ago, but I’ve been trying to forget it ever since. I had such high exceptions that they would have a better treatment plan for me, but their only suggestions were to go on a mediation I’ve already tried (and it failed), and drink Gatorade when I get migraines. They literally told me not to take pain meds, but instead drink Gatorade. There isn’t an eye roll big enough.
I may do a full post on being there if anyone is interested, but for now that is my recap. Due to that horrific experience, I’m scared to try another new neurologist. I’ve been to four now, and none have been very helpful. One never answered the phone, another neurologist saw me twice, and then said, ” I can’t help you; you need to go see a specialist.” While she was nice, it was annoying that after trying to establish her as my neurologist we had to move again. The third one was the guy she referred us to. He prescribed me insane amounts of medication, and never fixed my problems, plus he had a huge god complex. And of course the fourth was the one at Cincinnati’s Childrens.
Due to all of this, I really don’t want to see another person, just be told the same thing. Drink water, exercise more, and take these preventatives that don’t work for you. I also have other issues beside the headaches, but no one ever wants to address them. The difference with this neurologist from the other ones is the fact that she is not a pediatrician, and does botox, which is something I’m trying to start. She does see minors, but doesn’t specialize in them, and I’m hoping that will be a positive thing, since I’m seventeen.
All I can do is stay hopeful, but if I hear “lifestyle changes” one more time, I may tell someone to shove them up their ass. Sorry to be so crass, but I’m really tired of hearing the same thing over and over. I know many people are going through the same thing, so let me know your story.
Lots of Love (and wishes for better days),