... so my migraines started 4 years ago as a result from a sports injury. Since then, I've been in almost constant pain. I am now on three different preventative medications that don't seem to be doing anything. I just stopped doing the Botox injections, because I had been receiving the for over a year and a half and they were making my migraines worse. I've been prescribed well over a dozen pain relief medications, none of which have worked. I had to leave school and quit my job because I'm in so much pain. I can barely leave my house. The only medication that was bringing me any relief hydrocodone-acetaminophen. But my new Neurologist no longer wants to prescribe it for me because of my age. I feel like she's not listening to me. I can't sleep because I'm in so much pain. And I burst into tears throughout the day because it hurts so bad. I've also asked her to refer me to a pain specialist and she won't. I don't know what to do, I'm 22 and these migraines have disabled me. Can somebody please help me?
I'm so sorry, I suffered from migraines for years and I know just how unbearable that pain can be. You can be referred to pain management by your pcp Dr and just request, and pick up your records, from your neurologist to send in. Or your pcp can request copies of your records to be sent to their office and then forward them with the referral. Is it possible to be referred to another neurologist altogether? You could just explain to your pcp that you don't feel comfortable with the current Neuro, that you don't feel they listen to you and you lack faith in their ability to be able to help you. Sometimes people just don't "click" with each other and that can include drs and patients. It's important to feel comfortable and confident with your Dr's care. You shouldn't feel forced to see one when you don't. Due to the increasingly stricter and stricter laws the DEA has forced Dr's to comply with, many drs will not prescribe narcotics at all to anyone. I wish you the best of luck with your situation.
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