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mid back pain

justinjjustin Posts: 39
edited 02/09/2014 - 8:04 AM in Chronic Pain
why is it doctors just throw diagnosis's around just to get you out of the office? one doctor keeps telling me to take cybalta take Cymbalta. I did for 6 months and didn't help, went off it for 6 months. I go back to him and hes like go back on Cymbalta. im like dude that crap didn't work the first time you made me take it. I might be a little depressed for constant pain but like can you take 2 minutes to think whats the best way to treat this rather than selling me Cymbalta cause there sales guy gives him a free vacation to the Bahamas every year to promote the crap. im 30 years old and when I was a kid I thought doctors were gods because they took illnesses away but that was just the antibiotics.. now being 30 and in pain I now realize we are in a cut throat world. sorry guys I just needed to vent

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  • I know what it's like when you just want to scream & rant!!! Chronic pain can be a living nightmare. I'm new here.. What's your diagnosis? What have they tried other than Cymbalta? I was on it for years & it didn't help but I have a friend who's found it really useful in combination with other meds..I guess we're all different.
    I live in America but I'm from England. Do doctors really get big incentives to prescribe different medications? I was seeing a Pain Management doctor who seemed to be switching 'everyone' to Exalgo...then suddenly he changed back to old meds. I thought this was just because the drug was new & showed promise. I then received a letter from my insurance saying Exalgo would no longer be covered. I assumed he knew this before his patients & that's why he stopped giving it. It didn't work for me so I didn't care but I know some found it effective...
    Sorry I'm rambling! I guess my question is.. Are doctors really influenced to write certain prescriptions? That can't be right. Am I naive? I should try to research this...
    I hope you're getting more help now.
    Osteoarthritis & DDD.
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