Neurologist Questions

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Posted by Scott ( on September 10, 2001 at 10:19:27:

Hi all,
After making the appointment three months ago in the midst of my first bout, I'm finally seeing the neurologist (supposedly a headache specialist) this Thursday.
To recap, my headaches began around May, worsened to the point where I finally sought medical attention around mid-June, got the diagnosis and medication (predisone/ergotamine/verapamil in combination), and was headache free for a month and a half. Finished the prescriptions, felt a slight twinge, went back on the ergotamine and verapamil (not the predisone this time), and continue taking both today.
So now that I've got the correct diagnosis and medication, what exactly should I ask the neurologist?!?! I'm sure as hell not cancelling the appointment after waiting three months, but I doubt there's anything he can do.
I do want to try to stop the medication this week and see if my bout is over, that's one thing I want to broach with him. But he won't know the answer to my main question, which is: if I stop the medication, will the this bout be over? and when will I get another attack? Next year? Never? I realize these are questions no one can answer.
So, anybody have any suggestions on how I should approach this neurologist appointment? Thanks!
Pain-free-living to you all,

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