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Pain is getting old



  • I'm happy you got to see a PM (or at least someone in his office!) I'm glad they didn't just make you wait until the doctor had an open appointment. And yeah, they pretty much always try shots first. In the drug tests, they can be looking for illegal substances, or more/less meds than you are prescribed. If you have more meds in your system than you should, you pretty much get dropped, and if you have less meds in your system than you are prescribed, they assume you're selling them and you pretty much get dropped. It's their way of covering their butts and making sure their patients are following the rules. Just a little note- most drug tests of this kind are not covered by insurance, so you have a good chance of having to pay this out of pocket. Overall, everything that happened during this appointment seems pretty normal. I hope the epidural helps and that the doctor helps you out with medicine!!!

    Much love and understanding,
  • Thanks for the information, I guess i can understand the drug test after the PM Dr. started prescribing meds...but I was suprised they did one right away.
    I have nothing to hide it just made me feel like i did. Standard procedure I guess.
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  • I am glad you are getting established with the PM doctor and hope everything goes well on June 2nd.

    Every PM doctor seems to be a little different in their processes and procedures. Your first visit sounds to be standard, so no worries.

    Please keep us posted with how everything goes on Tuesday.

    Hope you have a nice weekend with very little pain.

  • Thanks Tammy...
    I will post after tuesday. To everyone have a good weekend.


    Its nice to know people still have time to care even when there in Pain.
  • Went to the Pain Clinic Yesterday and recieved a ESI in imy L2-L3 region for my groin and lower back pain.
    I seem to be getting relief in my lower back however my Groin pain is more intense along with a strange pain in my left toe, The Dr. daid this might happen.
    I see the Dr in 2 weeks for a follow up and finally talk pain medicine as I have enough percocet for about a week and if meeded I will have my primary renew my script.
    I start therepy next week and will recieve more ESI's for my neck and back(if needed)
    I will post in a couple of weeks
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  • hi there and welcome,
    how are you doing so far? my situation with my pm doc is similar to patsy. i take the meds rx and she wants to put in an scs but i want to wait until after i have a kid so right now its meds, lido patches, tens unit and lots of walking. there is no magic fix just trying to figure out what helps us to stay functional. the tens unit helps create the distraction from the pain so i can work a few hours. the lido patch calms the nerve pain. the rest is just regular maintenence. i wish you the best on your journey and hope to see you around here. there are alot of spineys who are glad to share what they know or have experienced. just be patient. i know i have a hard time following the threads since there are so many of them so if you find someone you want to talk to make sure to pm them for more direct response. good luck
  • I feel good today.....The new pain doc is managing my pain very well, with a nerve block and ESI's a change in meds I feel like I 'am moving forward its been a loooooooong time. I hope this continues I know there will be setbacks. I will take a couple of good days for now.
  • I hope you continue to feel better and have a wonderful weekend.

    Great news to hear and I thank you for sharing.

    Please let us know how everything continues on for you.

    Best wishes,

  • Wow how can you stay positive when the yo-yo starts up again, I have been in alot of pain the last couple of days, I feel like I want to puke from the pain. I 'am waiting to see my Dr.
    I truly feel helpless and know I'am ready to give up.
    The pain looks like the winner.
  • Wow how can you stay positive when the yo-yo starts up again, I have been in alot of pain the last couple of days, I feel like I want to puke from the pain. I 'am waiting to see my Dr.
    I truly feel helpless and know I'am ready to give up.
    The pain looks like the winner.
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