So I go to talk to a doctor about it. I end up seeing this guy in my medical practice that I've never seen before. I start explaining what happens and he proceeds to NOT LISTEN TO A DAMN THING I SAID. He kept focusing on the tension headaches at first, and I kept saying I didn't worry about those, they were just annoying. Then as soon as I said I had a family history of migraines, he just jumped to "Oh then you're getting migraines". No, I'm not. I've never had problems with migraines or even gotten a migraine. I have localized headaches that cause pressure in my skull and sensitivity in the area that the headaches appear. That's not a migraine. But he didn't listen. Then he informed me that he is a "professional drug dealer" so he could put me on a variety of drugs to solve the issue, but never one talked to me about what might be causing them. When I said I didn't want pills, I wanted to figure out why I was getting these sort of headaches all of the sudden, he got weird and asked if I had expectations that he would just send me for a CAT Scan. I said I expected that someone more educated on the subject than I am would tell me if it was necessary to get any sort of scan. I wanted him to tell me if I should even be worried in the first place. I said I wanted to figure out why this started happening so suddenly, and so frequently. He said "Well why does your mom get migraines? We don't know. We can't know those kinds of things". Thanks a ton, doctor asshat. He then offered to prescribe for me the following:
- Beta Blockers
- Blood thinners
- Muscle relaxers
In the end I accepted the muscle relaxers, since they were on an "as needed" schedule for medication, and I know I have muscle tension problems, but I refused everything else. I have taken one pill so far, and have decided I don't think I want to take more since they left me feeling groggy and light headed. I also woke up with a headache. Funny how it wasn't solved simply by popping a pill. Shocking.