When I first went to my doctor ( 6 months ago), the first thing she recomended is that I go to foot solutions and have an x-ray. So I went to foot solutions and had an x-ray. Then of course the pain still continued so I started to see the chiropractor there. That did help. But, of course, it did not solve the issue. Recently my family and I moved two hours away, leaving me to find a new doctor. I found one, scheduled an appointment, explained my history and told him I would like to get an MRI. He thought that was a good idea. So I did. Those results came back negative. After I got my results, I called the doctor's office wanting to know what the next step was for me to take and explained the meds that I was taking now Naproxen doesn't always cut it, and that my last doctor had proscribed me viccodine (sp?) to use on the days that the Naproxen didn't help. Immediatly, he cut me off in my tracks and said I will not proscribe that to you. Your results are normal. I explained that I am not asking for a narcotic, that I was just trying to let him know what my last doctor did. Again, he interupted and said "well I am not your last doctor." I explained to him that there are tons of different pain medicine that is non narcotic that he could perscribe to me. His words then were "If what your taking now isn't helping then neither will anything else. And if your in pain then you need to go to the er." Well first of all, my insurance sucks. I have a five thousand dollar deductible. My er copays are $100 a pop, plus what ever they charge is on me until my deductible is met. Not to mention, but they would run the exact same test and send me right home. Every test I have had I paid for out of pocket. Including a $1600.00 MRI. Of course the doctor new that wouldn't be an option for me. The end result was I just found a new doctor. Hopefully he will trust me. I just feel like because I am so young doctors don't take me seriously. They think that I am a "drug seeker" They don't seem to realize that I am willing to do anything they recomend. Finding a doctor that will trust a young person is tough. From the doctors point of view, I can see why he would be skeptical, but he didn't have to treat me with so much disrespect.
I go to my new doctor on Monday. I do want to do further treatment but in the mean time I would like something to help minimize the pain on bad days. I could care less if it is a narcotic perscribed or a non narcotic as long as it is something stronger then Naproxen that will help. But I am scared to bring this up to the doctor; I am worried he will label me the same way the previous doctor did. Not to mention, but he is going to ask me why I came to him. Should I be honest to him and tell him what happened with the other doctor or just tell him I wasn't pleased with my last doctor?