I've had bad headaches since a series of TBIs in 2016. Though I think I've healed completely from the TBIs the headaches still last triggered by stress and pressure changes mostly.
I have a neurologist appointment this Thursday and I'm really nervous and scared for it. My husband is going to come with me because I'm scared and also have trouble processing and understanding especially when stressed as I know I will be in the doctor's office.
The last neurologist I saw was in NYC in 2016/2017 and through she was really nice/I liked her she misdiagnosed me with a brain bleed. And didn't give me any treatment opinions for the headaches besides pain killers which I decline to take and appointments for multiple MRIs and with a brain surgeon. So I guess I don't have a hope for the neurologist offering me anything helpful.
Unfortunately I now live on a small island with limited services which makes getting treatment hard. For example, it took 6 months to get an appointment off island with a neurologist. I'd like to try manual therapy (I've heard good things about active release therapy) for my neck and sacrum because I think that might help but atlas there isn't anyone on this small island. I seems like all alternative therapies I've heard about are either off island and/or too expensive. Just discouraging...
Also, I really, really struggle with the negative affect my headaches have on my husband. I just feel so badly for him. He has to carry more than his share because I'm often in pain. It has lead to him often resenting me and getting short and easily annoyed with me when I'm in pain. And then I get frustrated with him because he is annoyed with me and I'm in pain and have trouble dealing.