What should I ask my neurologist about these migraines?
March 25, 2012 2:04 PM Subscribe
Tomorrow I will be seeing a neurologist about my migraines. What do I need to know/ask/expect?
posted by unlucky.lisp to health & fitness (11 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I've recently been diagnosed by my PCP as having chronic recurrent migraines. This last episode has been going on since mid-January, and has included one trip to the ER. I have tried everything available OTC, as well as fioricet, imitrex, maxalt, and the percocet the ER sent me home with. I've had a CT scan that came back normal. Food and environmental triggers have been ruled out. And I can't take any of the anti-convulsants normally used to prevent migraines.
I have a basic set of questions, such as why does the pain return so quickly, is it normal for episodes to last this long, etc.... But what else do I need to know? What will they do for me other than just move on to the next triptan?