ONE thing does work and I'm not a zombie and I can be ME but it's not legal here (yet) and we can't discuss it on ATS so I'll leave it at that.
your doctor sounds like he was a military doctor,they practice like everyone is a liar or just a pansy.either way, you need a second opinion with someone else not affiliated with the current doctor
I finally got my MRI results after cursing out my last doctor and waiting almost 2 months after shelling out $400 bucks for the MRI's. Oh and waiting 8mths to get these results.
LONG story short I have had headaches and migraines for 8 mths, it started after I had my son. I have also had constant neck pain that is unbearable along with the headaches and migraines. I did not have an easy pregnancy and had a lot of back problems while pregnant that had me stuck in bed for about 5mths. I could only get up to go to the bathroom or eat. I went to the store once a week and that took FOREVER because well I lived upstairs. I was miserable while pregnant and I am miserable now but I put on a good face. Everyone thinks i"m fine because I'm not moaning and groaning every day. I did believe me but I got tired of people saying "oh it's just a headache it will pass" or "drink more water" or "take an advil" like I hadn't done that already. I just stopped mentioning it and started making excuses as to why I didn't want to do anything when asked to go out.
Nobody sees me when i break down at night and sob for 30mins straight because I am in so much pain and nothing works to relieve it. I have anxiety attacks which I have not had in over 10yrs! I have tried so many medications and injections and nothing works. I was given Topomax recently for my migraines and well I was unable to function. I couldn't talk right nor move properly. It affected my coordination. I can't be like that with a baby to take care of! Everyone says "oh just go through the side effects they will pass." Well I don't have that option. I have only ME to look after my son and I can't be in that state of mind. ONE thing does work and I'm not a zombie and I can be ME but it's not legal here (yet) and we can't discuss it on ATS so I'll leave it at that. I am now angry that I have had this going on for so long and I can't get answers. I want to enjoy my son and not be in pain everyday. I don't leave my house because the noises irritate me so much it makes me upset and on edge. It's like knives are being shoved into my head all over. I wear foam ear plugs at home to drown out noises so I don't 'lose my mind. I have never had pain like this before pregnancy. I was very active and woke up happy and ready to go. Now I wake up and I dread the day and wait for my sons nap time and bed time so I can lay down and get some relief. I hate that. I feel like a horrible mom for feeling that way but I have nobody here to help me. My mom does when she can but she works and can't just take off to help me. My husband is overseas and comes home when he is able to. My son is becoming more active now it is getting harder because the headaches are making me dizzy and feeling weak. My hands give out at time and I'm afraid I'll drop him or something. It is just getting to be TOO much. I want to be myself again and enjoy my handsome sweet boy.
Well anyway. Sorry for the slight unload of emotion.
As for my MRI results.
The first thing is a retention cyst of the left sphenoid which I have been reading can lead to MIGRAINES/HEADACHES! Gee red flag anyone?! Yet to the doctor this isn't a concern but to me you know the one with the headaches and migraines, it IS a concern. I mean I have never had any sinus issues. I don't know where it came from or how but now i want to know if it is the cause of my migraines/headaches.
The other thing is broad disc protrusion at the C4-C5 level. I had to google this area and when I saw where it was THIS IS EXACTLY where my neck pain is! It is where the "snap crackle pop" sounds are coming from when I move my head around. I have said this so many times I feel like a broken record. The doctor though says it is nothing. How is it nothing when it's MY body and it is something to me because it is causing me pain I never had before. My neck gets so stiff sometimes that when I move it it sends a shooting pain down my neck. It hurts like hell.
I really don't know what to do now. I am going to a neurologist but that might take a while because they want so much upfront even with insurance. I mean why does my husband pay $500 a month for insurance?! Seriously what is the point when we can barely afford the visits and medicine?! I just feel not like myself and I don't like it. I want ME back.
I am sorry to hear about the health issues. However you nailed it on the head regarding insurance. Health Insurance has been, is and will continue to remain a scam until all the insurance companies are removed from the loop.
IMO it's never going to happen so my advice to everyone is to squirrel away a bag of heroin and a bottle of tequila for when things to painful to live any longer. At 48 I have no wish to live past my ability to get around freely and under my own power so I plan to enjoy my health as long as it lasts. Once it goes I hope to get just enough warning to make a certain list on ATS a bit longer.....
Look into natural anti swelling medicines. They can do wonders for neck and brain pain.
Have you tried going to a chiropractor? It would be a lot less and probably more helpful.
I am so sorry for what you are going through.
I had a severe migrain, when I was much younger. It started as radiating numbness in my hand traveled up my arm to the entire right side of my face, I lost vision in my right eye. Then the pain kicked in and I can honestly say I have never been in that much in my life. Everything hurt I could feel a slight breeze bristle my hair was like every hair was a needle on fire, add being hit with a sledge hammer in the head everytime your heart beats, Light also hurt.
Turns out I had a disc in my neck out, I went to the chirpractor when I started to feel symptons again had my neck adjusted and never had to go through that again. I can only attribute it to a car wreck I was in a couple months prior I did have a really stiff neck after that and brushed it off.
I have had some really good experiences with chiropractic, some of them are out to make a buck and others really want to help. The one that wants you come back every week for the rest of your life is only interested in your $