Today I had a doctors appointment with my GP. Only I didn’t actually get to see my GP as she wasn’t in for some reason or another, which frustrated me, cause it’s always hard having to see a new cover doctor who doesn’t know your case and what’s going on with you. But give her her due she had actually spoken to my GP about me.
The cover doctor told me that my GP has written to my neurologist about me as she doesn’t know what to do with me as my case is so complicated and she’s at the end of her expertise. Which is quite depressing when a doctor doesn’t know how to help you. I told her that the triptan nasal sprays my GP gave me don’t work. So she gave me another type of triptan nasal spray to try. I asked if I would be able to get a referral for pain management and she said she would speak to my GP about it and her know that I have asked for one. She said she was not comfortable taking me off of my preventative medication Memantine (Namenda/Ebixa) without first speaking to my neurologist. So I have to wait till next Wednesday when I see him to discuss that also.
But I know my neuro is basically going to say on Wednesday that there is nothing more he can do but wait for surgery. And he won’t give me anything stronger than triptans for the pain. What I really need is a referral to pain management. But it looks like I’m not going to be able to get one for quite a while, as I see my neuro on Wednesday and then on Friday I’m off to Dubai for 10 days. So I won’t be able to see my GP before I get back to discuss what to do next.
Sigh, this process is so long and frustrating, why can’t someone just treat me for my fucking pain already?!