I went to see a GP today after having my very first migraine. I know it was a migraine. I started feeling weird an entire day before. I felt depressed, overly tired and craved foods I like, but don’t normally feel like I must have. The day of the headache I felt very hazy the first half of the day. I had trouble concentrating, carrying on normal conversations, and the noise in my local coffee shop was extremely annoying (it usually doesn’t bother me at all even when it’s crowded.) Then around 6 pm the vision in my right eye got really weird. I felt like I was looking through a microscope (like the ring you see when you look through a microscope) and everything was super bright in the middle of the circle but fuzzy around the edges. About 15 – 30 minutes later the pain started just on the right side behind and above my eye. It was so bad I put a heating pad on my head for a while. When I described what was happening to my boyfriend he immediately knew it was a migraine because he gets them too. So, he told me to go to bed. After taking two Ibuprofen, a tylenol, and a melatonin (to sleep), I finally fell asleep. Today I have experienced horrible crying fits. Everything, even ridiculous things, upset me. I also still felt slight pain and fogginess. All of this was incredibly upsetting for me (as well as physically painful,) and I never want to go through it again. So, I went to the doctor hoping to get some preventative medicine, since as I’ve described, in hindsight I realize I had plenty of signs that the headache was coming. The doctor told me he would not prescribe migraine medication nor would any other doctor until I had many episodes of headaches. He said in the future my only option is to go to the ER and receive some kind of injections until I had plenty of documentation of my headaches. Is this for real? I’m so angry and upset. I am really upset about the idea of having to go through this multiple times before I can get any help. Can anyone explain this to me? Thank you.