So I’m not sure what to do at this point. I was hoping by now that I would be feeling much better. That doesn’t seem to be happening. Despite taking all my new medications the last three days I’ve woken up at night in tears with horrible head pain. I was given medication to take in case of major pain but these pain pills completely knock me out. It’s very hard to function on any level at all when the side effects haven’t worn off until 2:00 pm each day.
I’ve had good friends and family tell me that I need to get a second opinion. So I’m debating on whether I should try to find another neurologist. Several have encouraged me to go ahead and take those extra tests because by now I should be functioning more normally. I’m not sure how I feel about that.
The only thing I know for sure is I’m not feeling any better and it’s very frustrating. I plan to call the neurologist tomorrow and see what other ideas she has. I may try to get a second opinion to be safe before I head back to Haiti.
So I just continue to ask for prayers. Prayers that I make wise decisions about my health right now….prayers that the doctors will be able to figure out what is going on…….prayers that the pain will go away…..prayers for poor Jose who is stuck with me and all the kids!
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Please get the second opinion. I really truly believe you need the cerebral angiogram. It will determine if you truly have had a brain aneurysm. I would like to post something from brainaneurysm.com
Symptoms of Brain Aneurysms
Ruptured Cerebral Aneurysm Symptoms
Sometimes patients describing “the worst headache in my life” are actually experiencing one of the symptoms of brain aneurysms related to having a rupture. Other ruptured cerebral aneurysm symptoms include:
Nausea and vomiting
Stiff neck or neck pain
Blurred vision or double vision
Pain above and behind the eye
Sensitivity to light
Loss of sensation
Unruptured Cerebral Aneurysm Symptoms
Before an aneurysm ruptures, patients often experience no symptoms of brain aneurysms. In about 40 percent of cases, people with unruptured aneurysms will experience some or all of the following cerebral aneurysm symptoms:
Peripheral vision deficits
Thinking or processing problems
Sudden changes in behavior
Loss of balance and coordination
Short-term memory difficulty
So many doctors have different opinions..and they make life threatening mistakes all of the time. Regardless of their best intentions. I have seen it missed a lot…especially in younger patients! You have nothing to loose by getting additional testing and another opinion. You may find out they were right..and breathe a sigh of relief. You won’t know until you do, so I pray you find the right doctor that will make a correct diagnosis..not just a wait and see mentality when your symptoms truly are serious!!
As always, in my prayers,