How a Doctor I Saw a Decade Ago Is Still Helping Me Today
Last updated: September 2022
About a decade ago, I saved up some cash and took a big leap of faith: I decided to see a complementary care doctor in the hopes of improving my life with migraine.
Needing a change in migraine treatment
It was 2008, and I had not had great experiences getting adequate treatment for my chronic migraine diagnosis. My migraine specialist in Atlanta wasn’t a good fit for me, so I’d fired him not long before. I had started going to a fabulous general practitioner who was more up-to-date on migraine research and potential treatments than the vast majority of doctors, but I knew I needed to do something more dramatic to improve my health.Finding a new doctor For years, I had heard a particular doctor’s name mentioned by a variety of people who had/have chronic health conditions, including chronic pain, arthritis, migraine, and more. I was without insurance during this time, but that didn’t really matter in this case: Dr. P.’s office didn’t accept most insurance at that time (or, to be more precise, insurance companies wouldn’t cover this non-Western-medicine-oriented type of appointment).
Are the family and friends you will be seeing this holiday season understanding about migraine?