Most doctors are very unhelpful

I have had migraines since I was around 12. They started around the same time as my menses. A couple of years ago I learned one helpful thing. I'm allergic to wheat, probably because it's been genetically modified. If I eat anything with wheat in it I WILL get a migraine. Of course, sometimes I get them for no discernible reason at all.

I have found most doctors to be amazingly unhelpful. They don't like to give painkillers, the only thing I've ever found that works after trying everything else under the sun (I'm 69). The only thing I haven't tried is botox. Don't ever use Reglan. It has horrible effects. I finally found a doctor who gives me painkillers which I am extremely careful with. I divide 2 capsules down into five. I also take topamax which is supposed to keep me from having as many migraines. I don't know if it works or not.

I went through hell with my migraines. For a few years I had no relief at all. Anyone who says they can get relief for their 'migraines' by taking an excedrine or an aspirin or by lying down - does not have a migraine. Real migraines - if you don't get relief from them - can make you wish you were dead. I understand there are some bad statistics on suicide attempts among migraine sufferers too.

I'm not even going to write about the actual history of my migraine suffering. It is too awful and makes me start too cry. I just pray that my doctor does not decide to retire soon. He knows how responsible I am with my medicine. Finding another who would give me the medicine - Fiorinel with codeine - I already know would be very difficult. They don't seem to care if we're in agony. They think they are God. They are just stupid. I found out how stupid doctors really are when my daughter (a child prodigy) became a doctor. Well, SHE'S a GREAT doctor! She's not a migraine specialist though.

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