I did that. I saw him today. He will treat me. He will give me the DHE treatment I need to get rid of the migraine. He is a neurologist that specializes in headaches and migraines. He even has a plan for after we get rid of this migraine. A treatment plan to prevent them! He was so wonderful. He is also getting me off the other crap I’m on since this migraine attack. I’m so excited, I can see the light at the end of this horrible, painful, tired tunnel.
I was put on Topomax by the other neurologist and one of the side effects is this tingly, numbing feeling. It started doing that today. My tongue is all numb, my hands are freezing, my feet don’t seem to be there, it’s all surreal. It’s also very uncomfortable. And there is this taste… I can’t explain it… it’s like minty metal? I don’t know. I don’t want to think about it. I won’t be taking it anymore so no worries!
It is so nice when a doctor actually takes the time to listen to you and take you seriously as a patient. I understand I am not the typical patient because I come riddled with other body part problems. I know that can pose issues when it comes to treatment of illnesses, conditions, diseases, etc. However, refusing to do a treatment when you know it works and the patient has given consent to the treatment; I think is wrong. I mean, we sign forms all the time acknowledging things can happen as a result of treatments given or medicines or surgeries, etc.
My new doctor is aware of my medical history. He is not afraid of it. He doesn’t see it as a problem. He just added an extra part to the DHE treatment just for me. He catered to his patient. Unique. Different. He listened and he applied.
And I will get relief.