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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Migraine Awareness Month #20: "Run, Forrest, Run!"

Migraine Awareness Month #20:  "Run, Forrest, Run!" Describe the approach you think is best when it's time to move on to a new doctor.

Since my doctor is my husband, that's a bit tricky for me! I have consulted with other doctors about my migraines, namely a neurologist and a headache specialist, in the past. After giving them some time and trying a few tweaks to my routine, they didn't seem to have much more to offer, so I stopped going back.  One of them kept pushing Botox, which I wasn't ready to try yet.

I really don't think it's a big deal to switch doctors unless you make a habit of doing it regularly or have so many different doctors treating you that things get messy. Sometimes it takes a few tries to find someone you are comfortable with and/or is interested and willing to work with a migraine patient. Sometimes it's just a matter of a personality fit. Sometimes it's more problematic. I think if someone ever feels like his or her doctor is unethical, incompetent, condescending, or just makes him or her feel uncomfortable, then it's time to find someone else. Quickly. That goes for anything, not just migraines!

 "National Migraine Awareness Month is initiated by the National Headache Foundation. The Blogger's Challenge is initiated by"


  1. It can be hard to find the right doctor and you are right that when you do you should stick with them.
    I have seen the same GP for 20 years. She is great for any concerns

  2. I've never seen Forrest Gump. But I have changed doctors. I don't like my new one, but my old one moved to BFE.


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