Pain dr quits, says I need Medical Pain Mgmt? what?
Well, my new PM doctor quit today. My husband came with me to appt, kept the dr long enough to discuss all my options. Steriod injections dont work for me, tried the trial stimulator, he wanted me to do the pump, but duh, then he tells me it will only help my pain below the waist. Well, I have had thoracic pain for over 4 yrs, just recently developed it in the love handles so pump would only help that, would still have to take meds, not worth it.
He told me I need Suboxone, he cant prescribe it to me, he is only Intervention dr, I need to go to Medical PM, what the hell? What's the difference and why that drug? He says it will give better pain coverage than hydrocodone. Any comments? Anybody had this drug? Looks like Methadonish which I couldnt tolerate