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When the doctor sends you on your way

So after nearly 8 months and 2 esi I am working towards lowering my Gabapentin to get off of it. The doctor tells me today to keep doing what I'm doing and hopefully in 6-12 months I'll be back to normal and I don' need to come in anymore. So for me it's good that I don' need to waste the money on the doctor but I'm also aggravated because I'm not back to normal.... anyone else had a simmilar experience?  



  • It seems that this is a life long treatment. You do well for some time then problems for months. I am beginning to think that nerve pain treatment is really in the beginning stages of research. Stick with it. At least you will feel like you are trying. That helps me. The constant appointments are a pain and the copays add up. Like after surgery they say if you have any problems just go to ER. That is agrivating, feels like they could care less about you dropping additional money. ER bills are not cheap. 

  • @jefferyma: And it's not like they can do much for you in the ER, either! A few weeks ago, my pain got so bad I couldn't sleep and couldn't eat for days. I called a doctor and my insurance company's Dial-a-Nurse hotline, and they both recommended I go to the ER. So I went, only to be charged $150, given a prescription for over-the-counter painkillers, and sent on my way. I was furious! I was like, why are medical professionals recommending I go in if there's nothing they can do for me anyway? At least let me save the $150 and the afternoon spent filling out forms!

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