Hi I've had Chronic Migraines since 2001 and Migraines since 1978. I had a Doctor here in Gainesville,GA who was treating my Migraines and giving me my pain medication as needed without any problem. But in the middle of December he left the practice to head up Hall Counties Employee Clinic, so I had to switch to a different Doctor in the practice.
I was hoping to message "The Migraine Girl" since she lives 1/2 hour from me, but I'm unable to send her a message. So if there is anyone who can help me I would appreciate it.
I have now had a Migraine that won't break for almost one month. I don't have insurance since I can't work due to the Migraines. I do have Health Access which is a County based insurance where the Doctors offer their services for free.
The new Doctor refuses to listen to me or help me in anyway. He won't even let me talk he cuts me right off. He keeps telling me to go to a Neurologist or Pain Management. I've tried explaining to him that I can only go if Health Access approves it, and that takes awhile. I also explained to him that I've applied for SSDI and am waiting for my hearing. He said good so wait till you get that. I told him that I have no idea when my hearing will be, he didn't care. He refuses to do anything for my pain. I'm basically bedridden and can't even eat.
I went and spoke with my previous Doctor and he wishes he could help me but his hands are tied because of liability issues.
I don't know where to turn to for help. I've been to 6 neurologists, 2 pain management doctors and 1 headache specialists since I moved up here in 9/2000. The only Doctor who helped me was the Doctor who I just previously had and he has treated me since 2001. I'm allergic to all the triptans, and they have tried so many different medications on me that don't work I can't keep track of them.
I will probably end up in the ER buy morning because I can't tolerate the pain/nausea anymore.
Do you have any suggestions for me on who might help me? I thought since you live in Athens and you network with other Migraine suffers and Doctors you could suggest someone who understands Chronic Intractable/Retractable Migraines.