| | Why do doctors change their minds??
I have Catamenial Epilepsy, which means my seizures are caused by my menstral cycle. So I finally got the idea that maybe birth control pill would help to stop my seizures (along with the seizure meds I'm already taking), and I asked my Nero, who said, "Yeah, you can try that." So I brought it up to my gyn at my next appointment, and he was like, "Yeah! That might help!" And he started me on one, which did help my seizures, but it messed up my menstral cycle. So he had me try another one, and said that there are so many different ones that we can keep trying until we find one that might work. So anyway, I was on the second one for a while, but it wasn't helping my seizures at all, so after 6 or 8 months, I went back to the gyn and asked him about changing to another BC pill that might work better to stop my seizures, and he kind of looked at me weird and said "Well, the pill won't necessarily do anything for your seizures. And some kinds will actually make them worse." What? It's like the total opposite of what he said the last two times, and he acted like he'd never said it. And he said that the kind I was taking would probably be the only one that would help if at all. Why the 180? Do doctors get new info about things and then are told to act like they'd never said what they'd said previously about those things? Has anyone else had any doctors do this? It's been bugging me ever since, because I feel like the stupid one.