Maybe if I just ignore it the migraines will go away.
And so I wasted a day (it feels like that tonight anyway) and I'm still left not treating most migraines and knocking myself out with vicodin if I do "treat'.
I am just so tired of having a throbbing head and I'm furious that I can't treat it because I am uninsured and not independently wealthy. I have 20 migraines or more per month so the 10 treatments per month was going to not cover a lot. With being able to afford maybe 2 pills per month (at more than I pay for any other 90 day supply of medication) and that would be a stretch this is pointless.
I am so discouraged right now. I don't know what I thought would happen really. I was under the impression from my doctors that I would probably go to botox now because I couldn't take triptans. But there are 2 I can take, which is great. I won't be able to afford the co-pay on botox either. I was hoping that I would get to try that while on patient assistance. The dr. laughed and said that wasn't a charity care option because it is expensive. I think she's wrong; it says any medically necessary treatment is covered. I honestly didn't like that comment much as it felt a bit like "oh, you're poor...well, that costs too much for the likes of you, too bad if it would work". But I was so tired and in so much pain I can't really judge.
Three months is just so long. I waited 4 months for this appointment and fought the migraines for months before that.. And essentially all it did was get me a diagnosis of migraines and a list of supplements Dr. Brain might let me try. And one of the worst migraines I've ever had, of course.
I am writing this from an extremely grouchy place. I got a migraine on migraine assessment day. Unfortunately it was a very bad one and they kept shining lights in my eye. Then I stupidly thought I could drive home before it got worse and that didn't happen. It's still annoying me but doesn't seem to be getting worse.I got good news, I thought. I can take a couple of triptans to stop the migraines as long as Dr. Brain approves. Unfortunately they didn't take the time to see if patient assistance would cover them and if I am eligible. One company covers it but I'm just over the line. The other company I'm eligible for assistance but the triptan isn't offered. The one I was prescribed is $400 for a month's supply. With a discount. The other one is just as expensive. So they sent me home with nothing useful except 2 free pills.Yippee. That probably won't get me through the next 3 months until I have insurance. Not trying these means that I will presumably not be eligible for Botox when I go back, because I think I have to have failed on these. And perhaps in 3 months when I can actually try them they'll work.