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psychological test to see physiatrist?

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:23 AM in Chronic Pain
so, I was referred to a physiatrist, made what I thought would be a regular dr's appointment, and found out I am (a) receiving a packet of instructions/information, (b) need to show up at 9:30 for registration, (c) meet at 10 am with psychologist, and (c) at 11 AM with dr. anyone else have this experience? I mean I know the pain is driving me crazy, but wow.


  • Maybe it's a check to see if you have an addictive personality before the prescribe meds? The second physiatrist I went to gave me an RX for Cymbalta (one of the anti-depresants that also helps with pain--I think.) I can understand why pain meds are addictive to some folks who are desparate for help! Are you in a lot of pain? Your new avatar is something else!--Mazy
  • I feel pretty good in the morning, but am just wrecked by the end of the day - from my shoulder blades to my jaw, the muscles are just in knots, and my head feels like it weighs a hundred pounds. If I've been sitting a lot, then my hands start to tingle. So I have spent a lot of quality time with my heating pad this summer.

    Glad you like the photo though, I like how I'm tilting my head and look like a smiling skeleton. I am putting the side view with the huge screws up at work, in case anyone wonders why I work so much from home ...
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