Thank you so much for your reply. It makes me happy to know that it's not just me out there. I am currently seeing a Neurologist that works in a headache clinic, but not specifically dealing with headaches.. I got turned down by the Mayo Clinic HA Specialists because I'm taking narcotics.. I'd have to be off of them for two months prior to them considering seeing me.. And so far it is the only med that has managed to give me some sort of normal life back.. I guess if you consider staying out of the hospital and not yelling at everyone on a daily basis.. My HA hasn't even been diagnosed.. Which I think is what bothers me the most.. I've been seeing the person I'm going to currently for the last five months.. I've maintained a HA journal and yet I feel no closer to an answer.. Have you had any luck getting back to a normal daily routine? Or do you just count your blessings as well that you're not in the hospital or stuck in bed...
Thank you again,
I am ISO any help I can get right now! I have been suffering from a constant headache EVERY DAY for the last 5 months. It has put me out of work and left me sometimes unable to care for my children! On a scale of 1-10 my headaches generally sit at an 8 w/o medication. If I can lower it to a 6 I consider that a miracle day. I've found myself at an impasse.. I'm currently seeing a Neurologist who's approach is "Well, let's try this medication". And has a list of MANY medication combinations to try.. My MIL wants me to see a Physician who specializes only in HA... I don't know where to turn to.. Has anyone else experienced this!? It's extremely frustrating! I've had SEVERAL blood draws.. Spinal tap.. MRI.. CT.. All coming back with normal results... I'm afraid to go somewhere new and start ALL over again.. But I am also very unhapy with the results I am seeing thus far..
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