I went to the eye doctor recently.
When I last saw my primary care doctor, she asked if I was going to the eye doctor yearly.
I admitted that while I know I’m supposed to, I haven’t, for several reasons.
First, I think I get a bit of appointment fatigue, and the thought of having one more appointment that seems like it isn’t absolutely necessary is a good way to talk myself into not doing it.
Second, my eye doctor is where my parents live. He saw me when I was born, in the hospital as a two-pound premie, and I have been going to him ever since. But when I am delinquent on appointments, his office sends me nasty grams. Another great way to get me to avoid making an appointment. Maybe these notes should have the opposite effect, but there you go.
Third, every time I go to the eye doctor, he is very judgmental about the medications that I am on. This is very frustrating. My mom thinks he is jus...
Full Question: My daughter constantly gets headaches near her eyes. She has has her eyes tested but they seem fine. She gets these headaches at anytime of the day and at any time of the month. Taking headache tablets do little to help. Any suggestions? Thanks, Pauline. Answer: Dear Pauline; Have you had your daughter to her doctor about these headaches yet? If he has no answers, move on to a neurologist at least, a headache specialist at best. In the meantime, if she's taking "headache tablets" more than a couple of days a week, it would be a good idea to cut back on or discontinue those as they may be exacerbating her problem by causing medication overuse headaches, aka rebound headaches. See Medication Overuse Headache: When the Remedy Backfires for more information on this. Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert If you need to find a headache and Migraine specialist, please see our listing of patient recommended specialists .
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