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Starting Over with a New Doctor

To be blunt, there are a lot of things that suck about being sick. The pain, the isolation, the frustration, etc. However, two of my least favorite parts of being sick are: new patient paperwork, and doctor’s appointments. I have been to too many doctors’ offices with high hopes, only to leave disappointed and exhausted. I feel that though I have seen almost 10 neurologists in the past four years (I moved around a bit), I have yet to make serious progress with reducing either my daily head pain, or the severe attacks I suffer from multiple days a week. I have not been pain free in over four years.

Because of this, I am seriously considering switching neurologists. My current specialist is one of the good ones. Dr. E relies heavily on scientific studies to evaluate the effectiveness of treatments ranging from chiropractors, all the way to botox. He is methodical, and always open to suggestions or alternative methods of treatment. However, as stated, I feel I am approaching the limit of how much progress I can make under Dr. E. As much as I appreciate the treatments he has tried, and the care with which he has treated me, I don’t want to be stagnant any longer. I want to keep searching for more effective treatment. Therefore, I fear that I shall soon be off to more doctors’ appointments to fill out new patient paperwork. Wish me luck!

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Comments

  • DonnaFA moderator
    2 years ago

    Hi, MigrainesAndPains! I absolutely hear you, and understand your frustration. I thought I would share a couple of articles to help you in your search. You can browse the list of Board Certified Migraine Specialists for a doctor in your area. Once you find a list of doctors who seem to fit your needs Hiring the Right Doctor can help you interview and choose the right doctor for your team.

    I hope this helps! – Warmly, Donna (Migraine.com team)

  • DixieGal
    2 years ago

    The two articles you referenced are not available to me. Each one says “Page Not Found”, “This is somewhat embarrassing, isn’t it?”, “It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.”

    FYI – searching on your search option also comes up with no answers for
    Board Certified Migraine Specialists
    Hiring the Right Doctor

  • Joanna Bodner moderator
    2 years ago

    Hi there! I am so sorry about that! I am not sure which article Donna was looking to reference in regards to the specialists, but I have included two that you might find helpful.

    Here is the information with hopefully links that will work for you! 🙂
    Hiring the Right Doctor – https://migraine.com/living-migraine/hiring-right-doctor/
    How to really find a headache specialist – https://migraine.com/blog/really-find-headache-specialist/
    Seeing a Board Certified Headache Specialist – https://migraine.com/blog/seeing-a-board-certified-headache-specialist/

    Sure am sorry about that & please always feel free to reach out!
    -Joanna (Migraine.com Team)

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