Friday, March 20, 2009

State of the Migraine

Yesterday, I was working on a new migraine plan because I'm getting pretty burned out on the whole affair and I needed to see a glimmer of hope somewhere. Once again, I'm between doctors. My most recent primary care doctor flaked out on me. She said she couldn't treat my migraines any longer and I needed to go find a neurologist. Mind you, I've told her that I've seen three neurologists to no avail.

I think this time I'm going to go try an internal medicine doctor. I've been doing some research on them. Apparently, they are trained to focus on the prevention and treatment of adult diseases. Here is a good article about them. About Internal Medicine Maybe they might be more open to treating an ongoing chronic problem as a primary care physician. Has anyone else had any success with an Internal Medicine Doctor treating migraines?

6 comments:

Sharoni said...

I'm glad that I am not the only who has had little to no help from neurologists, I'm on my 3rd one, and he seems promising, but its still new. My last two, it was to the point I dreaded going in to see them because I left feeling defeated. It seems they got frustrated with me for having the migraines after I was taking preventatives and doing this and that. That just made me feel even worse! My new doctor says with all the stuff that I've tried my only other options are to try drug combinations, which scares me a little.

I'm interested to hear if anyone has had any success w/an Internal Med doc, might give the rest of us a little hope if our neruos don't work out!

Jeanette said...

I might have told you that I am currently taking some meds to prevent my chronic migraines and I am today 2 weeks migraine FREE. This is all because of my internal medicine doctor. I finally dumped my neurologist and any other doctor. I think this is a good idea for you, don't give up....remember we are migraine warrior princess :) GOOD LUCK

Christy said...

My doctor is a "board certified Internal Medicine doctor with an interest in preventative medicine and women's health." Sounds perfect, and she is very easy to talk to. I am not too happy about the way she treats my migraines, which it seems to me she doesn't know very much about, but it is true that another bad headache problem I had has gradually gone away while I've been seeing her. Was it something she did, or did it go away by itself? Perhaps I should have more faith in her.

Migraine Chick said...

Thank you so much for your comments. This is very helpful!

Anonymous said...

Buchholz is the king of migraine. Have you read his book? It's transformed the lifes of THOUSANDS of chronic migraine sufferers.

Dana said...

*sigh* I've been through so many docs myself, including several neurologists & internal medicine specialists. My latest idea is to find a doctor who actually HAS migraines, then he/she would understand how we feel.