I’ve been diagnosed with migraine disorder but I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around that. I’m having 1-3 month long flare ups of neurological symptoms, most of which are not migraine symptoms (I have no head pain, nausea, etc). My Dr put me on memantine, which put me in the hospital to rule out stroke, it made my symptoms so much worse. Now he wants to try the CGRP meds, which sound like they are expensive, don’t work for many people, and have a long half life so if it makes me worse, like the memantine, I’m stuck like that for weeks/months.
I’m considering going to the Mayo Clinic, both to confirm the diagnosis of migraine and to get better advice on treatment options. However, it’s an expensive pain in the butt, so now I’m second guessing myself. I’ve already lost a couple years of my life to this illness so I don’t want to misstep, I need effective treatment asap.
Has anyone gone to Mayo for migraine? How was your experience? Any info would be very helpful, thank you!