I suffer with very aggressive chronic migraines. No treatment seems to help. My insurance refuses to pay for botox injections. Currently, I am receiving nerve block injections in the back of my head and in my face and temples to alleviate the pain to no avail. My neurologist has referred me to his nurse practitioner due to him being backed up and wants me to receive nerve blocks every 2 weeks vs. every 3 months. However, the practitioner REFUSES to do them every 2 weeks saying it could cause scar tissue. He has suggested that I see a pain psychologists. This really made me feel that yet again I had another doctor saying to me that the pain in my head that I live with on a daily basis is NOT real when in fact it is.
The thing is my neurologist has NEVER suggested this form of treatment. I plan on not going back to see his practitioner and only deal with my neurologist. Has anyone tried seeing a pain psychologist? I find this absurd and I was very much offended.
Chronic migraine without aura and status migrainous
Medication overuse headache
Health issue began in 2003 with partial paralysis (left side) w/o diagnosis until 2009. I'm now 39 years old.
Preventative medications only. Stadol nasal spray only narcotic i'm using as needed as per neurologist.
Thanks for reading.