I've been suffering with migraines and headaches since I reached puberty at 9 years old. Nearly 20 years. 2019 and 2020 have by far been the worst years of my life for pain. I'm so exhausted, fatigued, and am never not in any pain. Whether it's my head or my body, or just sheer confusion and inability to think. I can't remember the last time I was me. I said enough is enough and scheduled with a neurologist. But I was anxious about money and impatient. The soonest appointment was a month out. A week after I scheduled I got an email that Nurx is now providing migraine care. I did their video exam, and canceled my neuro appointment. Three weeks later, two days before my canceled appointment, their doctor sent their questions. I answered that evening, and the next day was told they cannot help me as it appears I am having thunderclap headaches and need a complete neurological exam asap. The night before my canceled appointment. I called the next morning to reschedule with the neurologist, and, it's a two-week wait instead of a month-long one, so that's better, and I'm on the cancellation list to be moved up...but me and my family are now riddled with anxiety. And because my pain is incredibly intense just about every day - stress just makes it worse. As I type this my pulse is encapsulating my skull, sleep doesn't help, and the only treatment I have is Excedrin migraine, which doesn't help me at all unless I use it as a preventative on days I wake up not already in pain. With every jab, I wonder when I'll have a seizure or stroke or....what will happen. But I can't afford the emergency room and don't want to waste their time, or mine, if the teledoc was incorrect...because I can function. I can always function. It may only be at 10-20%, but I have never in my life been rendered incapable until I'm sent home from work for vomiting or passing out. With the anxiety making things worse....how to I get through these next two weeks?
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