I am seeing a neurologist for my migraines, which I have had for decades. As I near menopause, the migraines have been up and down in severity and more frequent. I have discussed this with my doctor. I have various preventatives, abortives, and rescue options. However, as the migraines are more frequent, I don’t always get releif after a treatment.
I asked my neuro when/if I should head to the ER after failed treatments. He told me never to go into the ER or urgent care because they only give narcotics and he doesn’t believe that is a good option. He wants me to “wait it out” at home instead.
Has anyone else been told this? What options are available if a migraine does’t respond to my prescribed meds? I feel like he doesn’t understand and need to know if it’s time to search for another doctor, or not. Thanks for any advice out there.