PSA

Neurologist Visit

So I went to see the incredibly handsome Dr. Pilch today. He changed my migraine medicine from Relpax to Maxalt, but wouldn't prescribe the hydrocodone that I typically take with the migraine medicine, still insisting that I need a pain management doctor for that. I've yet to be successful with that, so even though I told him I could not afford to continue going to urgent care each time I have a migraine, he said sorry, and sent me on my way.

When I have a full-blown migraine, it is crippling. I am not exaggerating. I can't get up without falling down. I can't see properly. I can't think. I am completely useless, moreso than usual. So I figure if I have a migraine that makes me feel like I'm dying, I'm not gonna take the migraine medicine, and I'm gonna see if the headache kills me. Hell, I might be having mini-strokes. Whatever it is, que sera sera, or however it's spelled.

One cool thing about the Maxalt: It's made in Swindon! I've concluded that nothing but groovy things come from Swindon. I wish I could visit there, but that's not gonna happen. I can't even visit the convenience store up the road unless I walk about two miles up there. They're open 24 hours a day, though, so I may try to make the journey in the middle of the night, and hope for the best.

I wish I could be more like popfiend.
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I use Maxalt. For me, it works more consistently than Imatrix did. If I catch a migraine in the early stages, 1 pill does the trick. If I wake up with a full blown migraine, nothing helps it.
I was on Imitrex for ages, but it stopped working for me. So did Relpax. Thanks for the info on Maxalt. I feel better about it, knowing that it helped you. Thank you so much! TBH, I'm kinda hoping these are mini-strokes, and that I'll have one that will do me in. It's a much more attractive option, dig?
I use maxalt and if I catch it early enough it works.
I'm so sorry that Dr Pilch wouldn't be more helpful though - I've had doctors be dismissive like that (not for migraines) and know how incredibly exasperating it is!
I hope the maxalt brings you some relief!
I hope it doesn't. I hope that my head just fucking explodes so I can move on from this misery.
I am all kinds of f*cked up so I'm not sure why you'd want to be like me. But I appreciate the thought.

That being said. A world with less of you in it is less of a world.

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

<3
Doctors
Sadly, a lot of doctors are more worried about the risk of the patient becoming an addict, hence the referral to a pain management specialist a lot of the time.
Re: Doctors
Yeah, I understand that. And, honestly, I have tried to end my stay on this hell ball of a planet twice by overdosing on my meds (not just pain meds) along with Aunt Tudi's left over medications. Obviously that did not work, but it sure gave me piss-poor reputation. If I take that route again, trust me, it won't be medication this time, as I hate not being a success. hahaa