Posted by Gary Gloucester (18.104.22.168) on April 26, 2001 at 15:22:34:
I went to see the neurologist today after years of asking. I sat down and he asked me to tell him about the problem. I started by saying I have Cluster headaches, to which he rudely and abrubptly interrupted and said 'No, I asked you what the problem is'. Twenty minutes later he called in another neurologist who said I had Cluster Headaches. My god, like I DONT ALREADY KNOW. Perhaps I should have informed them that I have a perfectly good brain in my head to investigate my problem, not a puppet listening to crappy UK doctors.
Anyway, at least I got what I wanted. Some understanding and a recommendation to my GP, Miss Stingybags with Imitrex, that I am to have it when I want and also he is going to try me on Verapamil. I now have some hope, and I am relieved that he didnt mention the migraine word. He also said that it is one of the most painful illnesses there is. I have asked for a copy of his report so that when my GP says about bloody migraine and crap tablets, I can ram it down her throat. He also stated that doctors are so ignorant to the CH illness with so few percentage of people suffering. He said that research is being done to help sufferers and a breakthrough should follow. I REALLY HOPE SO.ALTHOUGH I DONT HOLD MY BREATH. Please dont spoil my day by saying verapamil is crap, because I am relieved that somebody in the medical profession is helping me, and after 8 frigging years. Why is it that I had to suffer 6 years before I diagnosed myself. I would still be having 'MIGRAINES' if I bowed down to ignorant GPs, but I feel for those people still stuck in the trap. I am now off the suicide risk! I hope that next time the demon calls for coffee, I can tell him to f*** off. Or at least try.
Best wishes and love
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