This may be long, so I apologize. I found this forum and honestly have no where else to turn at this point. I have been in pain management for a long time. Plate in my neck, stenois. Herniated disks in my thoracic, lumbar problems, scoliosis, kyphosis, arthritis etc. I could list more.
Anyway, my problems started in November. I had a series of Epidurals in two weeks in my thoracic spine, I am in horrible pain with this problem. I have not been to an ER in five years before November. Two days before my first visit to the ER I received my monthly prescription for pain medicine. Norco 15 and fentanyl patches 50mcg. Fine. I got the second series of injections, and trust me I have had them before, they didn't do anything for me. After the second injection, that night and next day I was in horrible pain, the throbbing kept me up all night. Finally my husband said you better go to the ER something is wrong. I called my pain management office, they told me to go. Now, the problems.
When I went, the doc at the er said the shots probably inflamed a disk. Ok, fine. He didn't give me any pain meds, because I told him I had them at home.
The PM office called me the next day said they wanted to see me. When I got there, they handed me a letter and said they didn't feel like there was anything they could do for me and in the letter it stated that I told the ER doc, that I said it was ok if he increased the medication to take at home. I never said this!
I was angry, through my pain meds away which was stupid, because after being on such meds for so long, I went through horrible withdrwawl on my own for about a month.
Now it seems I can't fine a new PM doc, because this one dismissed me for no reason.