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Old 01-21-2013, 08:47 PM   #16
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Re: Anyone out there? please help!

Thank you for your reply. I pray that one day I will find apm doc like yours. As far as I've heard they are few and far between. I had at good one, who listened to me and my concerns, she was great but moved to a Neurologist office.so now I'm with one of the other docs in the practice, i've only meet with her once now and she seemed very cold, didn't even ask how my pain was. Its hard to know how to talk to her.I felt very comfortable with the last one. I will all her about the vitamins , that makes a lot of sense.
I knowthings will work out somehow. It sounds like a lot of people have had to go through the bad docs and treatments before they are finally diagnosed and find a good doc. Do you know of any way to find out if a doc is good or not? Like patient reviews or do you have any advice on how to figure that one out?
Thanks for the comment on the doc. I have NEVER been treated that way in my life. I left his office in tears. He made me feel as if I was a junkie nut bag, and that it was all in my head. So thank you. Not that its a good thing, but I'm glass someone else has gone through that and can relate. Its really sad and messed up that that's the way things are.

I will never give up. If it wasnt for my daughter I probably would have in some way or another. Constant pain makes you crazy! Thank you again and I hope to talk with you again soon

 
Old 01-22-2013, 07:20 PM   #17
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BB07... Thanks so much for your reply and info. I wrote you back last night but I guess it failed to post, I'm still getting how the while posting thing works. It sounds like you have an amazing PM doc! I just had to switch to a new one because the one I was going to moved. I was really upset. I'm not really sure if I like the new one yet given i've only seen her once. But she seemed a bit cold and didn't even ask me about my pain or about meds or anything. The neurosurgeon axially sent the PMoffice a letter staying what had gone on in or appointment. The only thing my new pm doc said about it was that it was obvious the two of us didn't get along. I read the letter and that's not even close to what out said. It makes me feel a lot better knowing I'm not the only one who's been treated like that, and that its a common thing in the pm community.
It sounds like you've got a great pm doc, which i've heard are few and far between. Thank you for theinfo on the vitamins and supplements, I will definitely ask my pm about them. I've been to the wanting to give up phase, it is really hard. But my daughter keeps me going. I feel like you Never know how strong you can be until strong is the only choice you have.
I'm so happy you have good days now and have your pain"well controlled". I will keep paying that son this will get figured out and in the mean time to deal with thing to thebest of my ability. And hopefully I'll find a doc half as good as yours thanks again.

 
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:21 PM   #18
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Re: Anyone out there? please help!

BB07... Thanks so much for your reply and info. I wrote you back last night but I guess it failed to post, I'm still getting how the while posting thing works. It sounds like you have an amazing PM doc! I just had to switch to a new one because the one I was going to moved. I was really upset. I'm not really sure if I like the new one yet given i've only seen her once. But she seemed a bit cold and didn't even ask me about my pain or about meds or anything. The neurosurgeon axially sent the PMoffice a letter staying what had gone on in or appointment. The only thing my new pm doc said about it was that it was obvious the two of us didn't get along. I read the letter and that's not even close to what out said. It makes me feel a lot better knowing I'm not the only one who's been treated like that, and that its a common thing in the pm community.
It sounds like you've got a great pm doc, which i've heard are few and far between. Thank you for theinfo on the vitamins and supplements, I will definitely ask my pm about them. I've been to the wanting to give up phase, it is really hard. But my daughter keeps me going. I feel like you Never know how strong you can be until strong is the only choice you have.
I'm so happy you have good days now and have your pain"well controlled". I will keep paying that son this will get figured out and in the mean time to deal with thing to thebest of my ability. And hopefully I'll find a doc half as good as yours thanks again.

 
Old 01-24-2013, 07:04 AM   #19
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Re: Anyone out there? please help!

I feel bad when I read post like yours. Chronic pain is so misunderstood and under treated. I had my first acdf 11 years ago. The surgery worked great and I was very pleased. Sadly 6 years later I went to a specialist for back problems. He had all of my mri's of my back as well as my neck. He told me he couldn't operate on my back unless I had another surgery on my neck. I was shocked as my neck was great. He said something about hardware slipping and compressing my neck and I was in danger of being paralyzed if I didn't take care of it.
I went to another specialist and she agreed with the first one. I was very scared so went through with the second surgery. Bet you can guess what happened. Now I have constant neck pain. I was so upset about the outcome of the surgery I wouldn't let them touch my back.
This led me to seek pain management. I found an excellent pain clinic through my insurance. I have been there for years. The doctor prescribes my pain medication, administers epidurals, (which help me a great deal), counsels me on diet and different self help ways of helping to minimize pain. He is a great doctor.
Surgery is a choice but please research it carefully. Once it is done there is no going back.
I pray that people who are suffering will find a doctor who understands chronic pain. Good doctors are hard to find. I drive 125 miles one way to see my doctor. Gets old but I wouldn't trade him for anyone else.
Be your own advocate.
Good luck.

 
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