I’m taking deep breaths to calm down, really I am.
I have migraines, not the vomiting-out-of-commision migraines but just regular pounders-but-I-can-still-try-to-function migraines. I’ve been taking pills for these forever now (ex. Imitrex, maxalt, etc) and my newest doctor decided that a daily preventive medicine would work better. So I tried it and went back after 3 months, nothing better so he increased the dosage. Another appt after 3 months and still nothing better so he ups the dosage. Next appt is still no better so he does the same. This time after 2 days of taking the medicine I feel exhausted and like it’s a huge effort to do anything.
I call the doctor’s office and get a nurse. She takes all of my information (including my lower than normal blood pressure of 90/72) and says she’ll talk to the doctor and call me back. She finally calls after a couple hours (that’s ok - I know they’re busy) and says just go back to the dosage I was taking before. BUT that didn’t work before so why would I go back to that? She doesn’t know so she’ll go talk to the doctor again and call me back. Which she doesn’t.
I call the next day and finally get to someone. Now she says the doctor wants me to take the new dosage (that’s making me extremely tired) AND start taking a relaxer at night to help with sleeping. BUT I DON’T HAVE A SLEEPING PROBLEM. She can’t explain to me why the doctor wants me to take this new drug. What’s the deal?
I’m just going drug free. I’d rather deal with the migraines then just keep popping all of these pills.