Hi, my name's Heidi and I am only 40 yrs old. Too young to feel like this. My symptoms are too many to count but I need some good advice. I see a pain management doctor who doesn't listen to a word I say. I am NOT a drug seeker and even refuse all narcotics at the hospital. My mother died at 48 and I'd like to remember whatever years I have left. The problem is that I spend all my time in bed. Most months I'm lucky to manage a shower a week. I don't want to be drugged but this isn't the life I want to remember. I chose to severely limit my pain meds but now I live in a limbo of pain and withdrawal. I don't know what to do and my doctor won't listen. I'd rather pass on than live like this. Are there any options?
Any advice would be appreciated. Heidi