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so upset doctor says I'm crazy



  • Thank you everyone for making me feel better. I'm kind of stuck though with this doctor. I got let go from my job because I was using either a walking stick or crutches for three months (I'm back to a walking stick again). So right now I have no income and no job. Getting into a specialist without insurance they want the money up front before scheduling an appointment.
    I just get so frustrated because I don't want to be on medications and explain that to the doctor. I even asked if there was a nerve medication that might help so I could lower the amount of pain medication I'm taking. He told me no to that since there's actually nothing wrong with me. He says that there is nothing that causes pain and burning down the leg. Alot of what he says just doesn't make any sense at all. He says if my nerve was damaged that it would cause slow reflexes and numbness, but that a damaged nerve never causes any pain. He also told my family member to not let me have my pain medication for a few days. He told her that would show whether or not I'm just trying to get pain medication by if I start to go through withdrawals. She asked how to tell and he told her that if I start to get mean or irritable it's a sign of being addicted and not actually having pain. I just shock my head at that comment because I didn't realize people that are in constant pain are always in a good mood and don't get irritable. It's just so frustrating because all I want is to find out what's wrong so that it can be fixed. I want off my medications and to be able to get back to a normal life again. The pain just keeps increasing everyday. I've thought about going to the emergency room, but I'm afraid all that they'll just give me more medication and not try to find what's wrong.
  • Tiggerr888TTiggerr888 Posts: 7
    edited 11/27/2014 - 3:20 AM
    Another thing that frustrated me. He had me go for an open MRI without contrast and laying down. I got the information back from the MRI and there was some information on it I didn't understand. I called to ask my doctor about it and he told me that the problem with these high tech diagnostic tools is that they are always going to find something wrong. He said that I didn't need an explanation on the information because there was nothing that could be causing my pain and that it would just put new thoughts in my head.
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  • as difficult financially as it might be, if you are that dissatisfied with the doctor and he appears to be dismissing the symptoms and problems, refuses to go over the imaging reports with you and explain the findings or lack of them, you need to find a new doctor.
    I wouldn't put up with that from any doctor, for any reason.
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