Discouraged by doctors

I was so excited that I was going to get Botox injections because I have used all of the preventive medications out there. And I am allergic to all of the preventive medications like Relpax, Imatrix and anything in that family.

I have had these migraines since I have been 16 and now at 43, they are not getting any better. I have done all the diets, eat like a rabbit then slowly reintroduce things that can trigger a migraine.

I have even cried at the doctors office, and have gotten mad I get foricet but only allowed to take 2 a week so which days do I pick seeing as I wake up with a migraine and go to bed with one.

So I finally get the approval for the Botox and I called the doctor that was supposed to do it several times a week, now you are only allowed to leave 1 message but I did not care I even called my primary doctor to call the other doctor and nothing. Finally they called and of course I was not home I had to work so I called back and it has been weeks the prior authorization ends 11/20.

So I have given up what is the point! They are not the ones living with this, pain every day my kids looking at me like why, my grandkids are always trying to be quite, I just want doctors to care what if it was one of there loved ones? I and others are not faking this why can’t they seem to understand that we just want help to live a somewhat normal life.

I want doctors to care! To see that this is not a joke, that we are not just drug seekers. Why do we have to live like this? We really need doctors that care and understand how we and our family’s feel.

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  • Jenn Lebowitz
    3 years ago

    Hi Delana-

    Thank you so much for sharing here, and we are so sorry to hear about the experience you’ve been having with your doctors!

    In addition to feedback from the community you may get here, I thought these articles on doctors might be useful: http://migraine.com/getting-help/is-it-time-for-a-new-migraine-doctor/ and http://migraine.com/getting-help/six-tips-for-migraine-patients-at-your-doctor-appointment/.

    You have every right to a doctor that meets your needs. Don’t be afraid to look for a new one that is able to treat you appropriately. You are certainly not alone in having these types of experiences, please know you can come here any time for information or support. We’ll be thinking of you and look forward to hearing from you in the future!

    Best,

    Jenn (Community Manager, Migraine.com)

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