I saw my doctor today and mentioned that my headaches were back. He is pretty stumped over them too and asked if I wanted to see a neurologist. I hummed and hawed over it – I’m still not convinced this deserves the attention of a specialist, especially as I’ve seen them in the past without any long-term success. Having lived with socialized medicine all my life means it’s second nature to me to think hard before using the services available to me – they might not cost me anything but I don’t want to waste them. It has a societal cost.
But I finally said yes, please refer me to a specialist. I need help. I can’t keep popping Advil through the day and spending my evenings miserable on the couch. Maybe they won’t be able to do much, but I need to feel like I’m at least trying.
For now he gave me some sample migraine medication. It sure worked – and ridiculously fast compared to ibuprofen – but I just nearly keeled over in the bathroom from dizziness. This might not be the medication for me.
It’s a learning process, but at least I’m back to trying.