Disappointed with Neurologist Appt. today

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by msjhawk, May 29, 2008.

  1. msjhawk

    msjhawk New Member

    I went to see him for chronic headaches. I have been having them since October. He told me they are rebound headaches, tension headaches, and some symptoms of migraines. He told me to quit taking Over the counter pain relievers, my hydrocodone, and sudafed. Then that was that. He never set up another appoitment, suggested any testing, looked at my past records...

    I felt that it was it a wasted trip.

    Thanks for listening.
  2. poets

    poets Member

    Was this your first appointment with him? If so, I'm inclined to agree that perhaps he should have looked into things a little more. I'm dealing with a doctor like that myself right now. Needless to say, I'm looking for another one. Hope you soon get some relief for your headaches.

  3. spartanjt

    spartanjt New Member

    I would not be too disappointed re this doc's response, as that is typical in my experience.

    Years ago, when i first started having the CFS symptomology that included the brain fog, muscle weakness, lightheadedness & fatigue, I was referred to one of the most prominent neurologists in this area. This doc did some tests as he suspected I had MS, or some other neurological disease that he would be able to treat. Once all the tests were done, & they all came back with negative results,,,that was it. He never asked me to come back to see him & basically gave up on my case.

    These specialists just are not trained to deal w/the myriad of symptoms produced by FM/CFS & have no idea how to treat these problems. They are useful for ruling out the major neurological diseases, but that is usually all they can do for you.

    It may be worthwhile for you to see either a holistic/alternative doc who will spend some time digging into your headache issues in more depth & may be able to provide treatment options for you.


  4. Debra49659

    Debra49659 New Member

    hi missy, i had some active trigger points at the base of my skull and they were responsible for some nasty headaches. you may want to check the good doctor list for the area in which you reside and make an appointment. sounds like you need a really good doctor to get your symptons under control. also, maybe find a support group in your area and take your family. sometimes it helps family to understand when they can hear how others deal with the exact same things as you.

    hope your feel better soon:)
  5. ScottInCalifornia82

    ScottInCalifornia82 New Member

    It happened to me too with my neurologist who was supposed to be really good. When everything came back negative there was a moment of silence for about 30 seconds. He was waiting for me to leave his office. I was waiting for him to tell what in the hell I was supposed to do next, what dr. to see.

    If you don't have any obvious problem that they can diagnose you're not their problem.