Hi. Sorry this is long, lol. I guess I'm venting a little and also wondering if other people have doctors who react like mine when addressing treatment options?
My doctor is the headache director of West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I started seeing her last year (December 201😎 and had no complaints in the beginning. She is very nice, thorough in her examinations and explained things completely. I suffer from hormonal migraines (started after I had kids and got much worse after I entered early menopause). She thought the best treatment to try first was Aimovig (unfortunately, it didn't help at all and made my migraines much worse at the higher dose).
But my issue is when we were discussing this treatment in the office before I went on it, I asked her if this didn't work, what would be some possible treatment options we could try next? And she told me she didn't want to discuss them yet and we could discuss them as we need them. The more I think about that statement, the more pissed off I get ! I understand why she might not like to discuss a barrage of treatment options because some people would over research them and become "armchair doctors". But as a patient, I think I have a right to know which ones she might be looking to try with me so I can look into them and discuss them with her and why she thinks that one would work better than others she's mentioned.
Has anyone had their doctors react this way in appointments with them? Should I be looking for another doctor, in your opinion? Thanks !