Friday, October 21, 2011
Migraines and my head and doctors
Migraines, they are not a symptom of lupus or one of the criteria but they are one of the many pains that most of us deal with. I get migraines daily, and I really do not feel like adding a neurologist to my list of specialists. I take excedrine migraine every morning after I take my prednisone, but do not do this because it can cause your stomach to bleed. I still have a headache but it is tolerable. I also get this bad feeling in my head like pressure and if I don't lay down it gets worse, and I will get nauseous and vomit. I have no clue why I get this bad feeling but it is always worse when I flare, when I am severely anemic or if my thyroid is off. My thyroid has been level for a over a year, luckily that is easily taken care of unlike lupus. I have described this feeling in my head to doctors and they are clueless, maybe it is part of my migraines maybe a neurologist is best to check this issue out. I am just afraid of what another specialist might find, or if they would be willing or unwilling to listen. I have had enough bad experiences with doctors and I am delaying the awkward meeting. Sitting on the cold examining table, Vulnerable, judged. Wondering if I am worth his/her time, skills, testing, patience. I have had one awful experience with a female doctor a rheumy, well it was more than once because I saw the woman on two different occasions. I couldn't walk at the time so I can only imagine how badly she would treat a healthy seeming person. Maybe I should only see male doctors, they don't usually decide to hate me at our initial meeting. Although, I have had some excellent female doctors especially for female reasons, like pregnancy or a pap smear. I think I would pick a male specialist as long as it is for something that does not require a speculum. Maybe next time or the time after that or the time after that, I will speak to one of my doctors about my head problems, if I remember.
Posted by Mrs.lupus at 10:06 AM