:''( I am on my 3rd PM doctor in 7 years. I am very unhappy with the one that I have right now. I loved the PM that I had before my current but he moved to the other side of the country. This is the last PM in town now.(except for the one that I fired, who was my first!) I live in a large town but we don't have that many doctors to choose from in this field. I have been seeing my current PM for about 3 years now and I have gotten much worse over time. Not once since I have begun to see him has he ever even examined me. He has never sent me for a test, except to check my blood levels every 2 months to see if I am getting extra somewhere else, he has never weighed me, taken blood pressure, nothing. He hasn't even asked me to tell him what is wrong or at what level my pain is at on the pain scale. I am also not allowed to bring up anything about my pain, he cuts me off immediately and then chews me out. He says that he has diagnosed me with Fibromyalgia but has never examined me for that either. My second doctor was very involved in my pain management and my health. I had to have reconstruction surgery about 6 years ago and was bumped up to a very high level of pain meds. to try and control the pain. I was on 320mgs of oxcontin (tablet form long lasting) twice a day and my pain stayed at a level 5 on the pain scale. It was still there and still hurt pretty bad but was tolerable and I was still able to function and do things. My current PM cut my meds to 240mgs twice a day and also cut out my oxycodone for breakthrough pain altogether. I gained 35 pounds immediately and was no longer able to do anything anymore. I cannot even get ANY excercise at all. I live like a mole. I no longer eat, no excercise, I can't clean my house or pay my bills, file my income taxes, go anywhere, and haven't slept for over 7 years. I can't even sleep in my own bed at night, I have to try and sleep sitting up. I have moved to a large chair in the living room ans stay there all day and night watching TV. I am not even able to bathe on a regular basis now, only about once a week if I'm lucky. I am only 44 years old! I know that as I continue to get worse there will come a day when I won't be able to take this anymore. I cry from the pain all of the time. I also take over 300 Aleve per month to try and help with the pain. About 1 1/2 years ago I had a very bad fall and landed on my back, exactly where I have had my surgery's. The pain has gotten even worse since then. When I told my doctor about this a few weeks after I fell, he said nothing and just ignored it. My "good" surgeon had told me that if I ever fell that I would have to have new tests doone to see if there was any damage. Oh well! Since the fall I have crunching sounds in my spine and I can even feel it crunch. But there is nothing that I can do about it. My PM told me that if I ever saw a surgeon while I am in his care, that he will stop my care immediatley and no longer see me. I am so stuck and feel so helpless. My husband works out of town about 7 months of the year so I can't go to a larger city to find a better doctor. I can't drive myself because I fall asleep at the wheel because I am so sleep deprived. It would be about a 3 hour drive. I am scared, I am tired of living this way, and I worry that if the Aleve doesn't kill me from organ damage that I will end up doing something to myself. I don't know what to do. Please help? If anyone has any advice I really need it. I am really at the end of my rope here and I want to have a life, I'm not ready for it to be over yet.