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Are GP's even qualified?

Nov 02, 2014 1:28 PM

I have been having a severe 'migraine' for over 3 months now. It is a constant dull pain that never ceases and flares up at random points during the day. these flares honestly feel like someone is stabbing a screwdriver into the left side of my brain and twisting slowly. This happens at least 8 times a day and is hell in school, especially when I'm trying to do my work. Along with the 'migraine', my balance is failing, my memory has become non-existant, my speech is messing up and I feel tired and dizzy 24/7. The GP diagnosed me with migraines last month and I now have to take 3 Propranolol a day. I can't have anything stronger as I'm only 14, but the Propranolol doesn't help at all. No matter what pain medication I take, it refuses to stop. She now thinks it's tension headaches, and I am so frustrated with her. Who decreases their diagnosis when I tell them how bloody painful this is? UGH. Anyway, does anyone know what it could be?

Nov 02, 2014 4:57 PM

I would think if your headaches / migraines are as bad as you say, you should get a second or third opinion from a specialist. Instead of guessing about the what it is, they should at least make sure that it isn't something more deadly serious.

Nov 03, 2014 1:41 AM

Thanks... will do. It's taking ages though :(

Nov 03, 2014 8:32 AM

I agree with KatKirk you should see a neurologist and some have a specialty with headaches and I would try to see someone like that get on the cancellation list and might get you in sooner.

Nov 03, 2014 10:48 PM

Second opinion definitely. And definitely neurologist. Scream and yell for some scans of some kind. GP isn't doing his/her job!!!

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