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Old 01-24-2013, 09:15 PM   #1
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Question First PM Appt - What ?'s Should I Ask?

I have my first pain management doctor appointment in the morning. Any suggestions on what questions I should ask?

What were some of the questions you asked your doctors when you were newly diagnosed?

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Old 01-25-2013, 10:40 PM   #2
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Re: First PM Appt - What ?'s Should I Ask?

I had my first PM a few days ago. I asked him what would be causing the type of pain i was having. did he feel that I have rsd or not. He did a physcial exam, looked over my symptoms, he said i have traits of RSD but isnt ready to dx rsd just yet. He wants to do the sympathetic nerve block to see if my system just needs reset. If the block works then its more than likely rsd bc that block only works on nerve pain. if the block doesnt work, then theres another problem at hand. just ask what you feel you need to know. good luck with yours.
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:26 PM   #3
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Re: First PM Appt - What ?'s Should I Ask?

That is very true!!! That was one of the reasons that they diagnosed the RSD. The PM doctor thought from the start that that is what it was. The tests more confirmed it to me than to her.

 
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Re: First PM Appt - What ?'s Should I Ask?

I'm trying to get in to see another doctor; nurse practitioner wouldn't even let me see the doctor!!! I learned nothing at my appointment. Trying again....

 
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Re: First PM Appt - What ?'s Should I Ask?

Time to find a new PM doctor Gutsy Girl!!! That just isn't right. When you do find a doctor, I would ask them what treatments do they usually do first...and their plans from there. With my doctor, we did meds first, nerve block next. Anybody who wants to push invasive procedures first I would be apprehensive of. You should also check what kind of tests do they plan on doing and what your prognosis is.

 
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