Hi, I'm new to this forum and to pain management in general and I was hoping someone here might be able to help.
I am taking care of my boyfriend who has a traumatic brain injury as well as spinal issues leading to cronic pain. He started in pain management about a year ago, signed the contract, etc., and has been slowly (very slowly) getting some pain relief. He never missed a pill count, never failed a drug test, followed the contract to the letter and I thought we had a good relationship with the doctors.
Today when he went for his appointment they asked him if he thought they were helping him and he said yes. Then they said they thought they hadn't been helping and therefore they were dropping him as a patient and weaning him off his meds. The letter that they sent home with us said that they were "no longer confident" they could treat him safely. Then they gave us a list of pm drs in our area and asked us to leave. Now they won't talk to us over the phone and never told us exactly why they dropped him.
Can anyone shed any light on this for us? Any advice on finding a new PM doctor? He hasn't got primary doctor anymore because he was using the free clinic but they changed and his doctor is no longer there.
Any advice would be so helpful because we're both completely new to all this. Thanks!