I had circles under my eyes, and while filling out paperwork about meds taken on a daily basis, I had to look at my iPhone app to remember what went when, and where. Eventually, I even gave up on that, and ran through the day from morning meds to evening meds. (and got them all!) The doctor understood…
About Rebound headaches,
knew what they were,
and why I couldn’t take tylenol for more than one day
About corticosteroids, and how they made people feel nasty.
He asked about medication allergies, and when I asked about true allergies, vs. adverse drug reactions, his eyebrows went up,
he smiled and asked for both. I just about died that someone
-wanted to know both
-understood that there was a big difference
It was a Migraineur’s dream. It was such a change. And when I had a reaction to something he did, he had me stay around until I was okay. Wow.
I started to tear up- it was so amazing to have this experience after what I have been through lately. When I looked back up, I noticed that he was also a little misty.
When I got up to go, he said that everything was going to be okay, and we’d figure out what was going on. Not to worry.
He promised me that he understood that I was sensitive to meds and I would be the 1 in a million to get a reaction to something….and we’d work with that. And that we were a Team.