Thursday, November 19, 2015


Saw two neurologists on Tuesday. It was a marathon. I had an appointment with one in the morning, then learned upon returning home at 11am the doctor who I was suppose to see on Wednesday at 5pm wasn't going to be available and they had rescheduled me for Tuesday at 2pm.

I had told the 1st neurologist I've been having pains and throbbing in the left, right and back of my head.  I also have tingling sensations at the top right and left corner of my head.  This has been going on since before March 2014.

He prescribed me an anti-depressant, Mirtazapine to help with sleep.

In the afternoon, I went to the 2nd appointment in the city. The doctor I saw told me the pains I was feeling was from depression, even after I had mentioned how the pain is related to what happened to me in March 2014. I feel it will take some time for the pain to go away.

Apparently no one (besides myself) wants to talk about the elephant in the room. In my case, the elephant is wearing sun glasses and a shirt with palm trees. (I'd rather be somewhere warm)

I went home and took half a Mirtazapine before going to bed.

As a result, I had severe mood swings and became extremely depressed right away after taking half a pill.

Before taking the prescribed medication, I wasn't depressed. If anything, my mood has been getting better depending on the pain I feel during the day.

Over the summer, I was prescribed Celexa by a neurologist. It made the room spin around.

No more drugs.

I haven't had a CT, MRI or X-Ray done of my shunt since 2014.  I'll need to find a doctor who will agree to do one.  I'm suppose to have one once a year. The two neurologists whom I saw this week told me an X-Ray, MRI and or CT scan wasn't necessary, just take prescribed anti-depressant.