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PM&R Dr. Referral

I never heard of PMR DRS but after I was referred I studied up. I was excited to get any new Dr to look me over and a PMR seemed like the perfect referral . Dr visit 2-13-15

Bad Spasam in waiting room just from ride over, my right arm and hand swelled up? So numb I could not use it at all. I brought video of recent new symptoms and copies of emails to Drs re: shaky leg condition, possible myoclonus have not been sleeping ?
So much for seeing a special specialist at the spine clinic PM'&R Dr. saw me at my worst
he said "sorry." I've never seen a case like yours it's beyond me. Offered to show him my recordings but he said he's seen enough. He did write over a page of documentation of his observations swollen arm? Shaking legs he talked about calling My surgeon who cut my State Disability from his name to protect his rep? " said MRI looks good my surgery s were successful " PMR said he would consult with surgeon about setting up intrathecal (i.e. Inside your spinal fluid) baclofen. Why they call Surgeon who I have not seen in a year is beyond me? Finger pointing ? your problem not mine ? I asked for another MRI stating my primary refused me because I was scanned 6 mo. Prior? Who's to say I did not rupture another disk since then? PMR spoke about acupuncture , water therapy, pain management, said all should be tried. and may help a little. The look of resignation on his face was disheartening. I reminded him that I can't get to these therapies to even try since I can't drive.
They made me go to primary's office after app. they did not want to let me leave the hospital due to high blood Pressure. I said screw that, as long as you guys can't fix my back I will have bad pain, and the real high blood pressure when I Spasam And then I walked out ! lol pushed out in wheelchair actually mad stressed discouraged and in a lot of pain. He did proscribe Nortripline to help me sleep.? I've taken it before Dr knew I would be further depressed after visit.
I have all these new symptoms since last Botox treatment on Jan 28 tingling feet and hands, numb/ swollen arm, shaky leg syndrome, convulsions that won't let me sleep. They don't want to hear that they may have made me worse? When I brought it up Dr brushed off as part of the whole problem that we need to look into.


  • itsautonomicitsautonomic LouisianaPosts: 2,561
    edited 02/15/2015 - 6:56 AM
    I like doctiors of physical medicine and rehabilitation and mine tried all he could but he did eventually say he could do no more and did not feel comfortable treating me any longer without a reason for pain. I can appreciate that, no ego involved just wasn't trained to deal or diagnose what I was dealing with. It was always a bit disheartening when a doctor reached their capacity but I hold no ill will as long as they didn't say its in my head . The issue has since been found and I shared it with many of those doctors , they acknowledge it was outside their realm.
    Do your due dilegence, trust you know your body and question everything if it does not fit. Advocate for yourself and you will be suprised what will be revealed trusting your body and instinct.
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