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I cant take it anymore!!

AnonymousUserAAnonymousUser Posts: 49,578
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:23 AM in Pain Medications
I am at my wit's end. I spoke with the "Pain Management" Dr's nurse today about my appointment on Thursday, and she told me that he does not prescribe any meds and is against narcotic use. Ok, fine. I called my PCP to see if she would be willing to extend my pain contract until I could get injections or something since this appt is only a consultation. She tells me the only reason she cant refill my meds yet (i run out day of new appt) is because the pm dr doesnt like his patients on narcotics for injections. Basically no pain medication until after injections, which usually takes a month! ~X( I dont even want to to this Dr. because I am so sick of seeing Drs that wont listen to me. They simply write me off. X( Injections never helped before, even had nerve ablations, and the nerve grew back within 3 weeks! What should I do? My mother saw this Dr before and said he was pretty rude guy and very judgemental but if I dont go see him, that wont help my case in refilling my meds with my PCP. :S Im so tired of no one listening to me about my pain... :''(


  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 11,347
    If your doctor is NOT doing anything that you want them to do, then its up to you to go get another doctor.
    I dont want to sound cold, but the responsibility of working with a doctor really lies with all of us.. Its not the doctors job to do the things we want them to do.
    When you find a doctor that is not providing you with the proper care, then you need to find another doctor.
    I've read many of your posts, and you are hurting and need some pain relief. So, you just might have to be the person in the driver's seat to making this happen.
    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • :) don't let yourelf be tormented by a bad doctor. you don't have to put up with a rude, unfeeling caregiver. ~X( write him off and look for a new doc! good luck! Jenny :)
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  • You must remember that the doc is working for you. You pay him to help you. There is no reason to be mistreated or undertreated at all. Good luck and let us know how you make out.

  • I will add my agreement dump your current doctor and find one to help you.Its hard and probably the last thing you want to hear now, but I am about to do the same thing real soon.Remember its more than just meds, you need a complete plan that will help you more in the long run.
  • 'nuff said

    Drop the PM.........
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  • I think Im going to call my GP tomorrow and see If I can get an appt in to see her before my appt thursday. I have figured out Im going to tell her that the injections dont work and that I would prefer going to see a surgeon for any possible fusions. I think I have been in pain long enough to consider surgery. :W Not any doctor or specialist I have seen has taken me seriously. I have just been written off. X( I do hope she will refill my pain meds as it is the only relief I have been receiving lately. I feel since I have not violated or abused my contract, she cant say no! Well, hopefully. What would you do in this situation? Do you think my GP will listen to me if I go in with a list of written concerns and reasons why I do not feel this new Dr will help me. :S
  • You say that you've had injections and medications, but are now going to tell your doc you would prefer to see a surgeon for any possible fusions.

    So have you been seen by a spine specialist who has determined that a fusion would help eleviate some of or most of your pain? With so many posts in so many different threads and forums, it gets hard to follow. I know it may be nothing but a play on words, but it sounds like you have determined yourself that a fusion or fusions is what will help you.

  • I just re read some of your postings.
    Just my personal opinion a surgeon will most likely not do surgery for a mild bulge unless there is other underlying conditions that grant it. Not saying this is right by no means. Just by personal experiences with surgeons.

    As for narcotics before a injection personally my drs do not do that. I'v had 2 different types. And narcotics were never a issue. As there is pain before and after the procedure.
    Mabye it is a issue for some Drs.

    I agree with the others. Ya just have to keep going and find that "right dr" there are plenty of treatments to treat your pain. I know they seem few and far between but they are around.

    I always thought there was 1 PM place here. Well low and behold I asked around while out and BOOM there is more.
    I even have traveled a hour away.

    I totally agree with Ron & Paul and all his personal information plus some of the others.

    I agree with "C" there are so many postings its hard to keep up. Not telling you in anyway to not do so. Post away. As I am like queen poster talk talk talk talk talk LOL

    I would try to keep it all together in one thread.
    Thats what we do in the threads in back/neck surgery and try to lump surgeries/recoveries in one thread it does help sometimes. Try to anyway.
    That way we can kinda get the flow of your story. Hope ya understand what I am trying to say.

    I would also consider putting in your signature what treatments have been tried and your diagnosis.
    That helps people from asking repeat after repeat what you were diagnosed with.
    If ya need help ask any of us how to do that.

    Hang in there, never give up hope!!!
    Terri O:) >:D<
  • diagnosis in your signature. This way we can quickly look for reference.
    I have had my fair share of comments made from PM about pain meds. Lucky me went to one that just would not agree with me about pain. He thought I did not have pain...and that was that. His final word was gold and I was left hanging.
    I finally got aggressive and told him off, told him he didnt take me seriously and that I have pain and it needs to be treated. He said no....thats it...just no.
    I left and never went back.

    In our area we have this huge, very prominent hospital. And I have always known they have a clinic there, but have heard that it is one of the most conservative clinics. They are all very tough on their patients and do not take crap from anyone. Well, I thought...I need to go there regardless. I went in, I saw a group of 5 different specialists and then they all went in a room and discussed my condition. I waited for about an hour.

    They came back in and were flabbergasted by how I was treated at the other PM place. They apologized over and over for something they didnt do. They said its clearly on my MRIs and myleograms that I am in PAIN. It was great to hear that I wasnt going crazy and that I am truly in pain. The need to explain why I am in pain ended...and the need to talk about how we can fix my pain began.

    Also, I have had injections before and they either work on people or they dont. At my new clinic they said, well there is no point in trying another shot since they just dont work on you.
    So tell your doctor that. Ask why they are encouraging an injection when it has not worked for you?

    I am telling you this because if you are in pain, they shouldnt tell you that you do not warrant care.

    Try to find a different PM to go to. Keep us posted.

  • I just read in your signature that you are going in for surgery tomorrow!!

    GOOD LUCK!!!! I hope everything goes well.

    Pop in and let us know how it all went. Take care.

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