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Well, I went to the ER last night. They did bloodwork and a couple other tests, and said that everything came back negative. The doctor said he thinks it is a musulo-skeletal problem, and to follow up with pain management, when I go to my appointment next Thursday. He then gave me Vicodin and a muscle relaxer...the exact same pills that were given to me when I went to the ER 4 weeks ago. I was so upset when I left there last night. Basically I was told to just wait it out and stay in pain with little sleep for another week. I cried myself to sleep last night, I was so upset. It is just so frustrating!!!!
I highly doubt my doctor would call in a prescription, because in the past 2 weeks, he has given me 3 different ones, and none of them have helped. And no, the Vicodin and muscle relaxer do not seem to be helping. I was awake from 12:30-2 last night. I just can't get comfortable in bed, no matter what position I'm in.
I received paperwork in the mail yesterday that I have to fill out and take with me when I go to the pain management clinic next week. It says that it will be a 1/2 hour consultation. If it is just going to be a consultation, will the Dr. be able to tell me anything or do anything, or is he just going to ask me questions?
I have had so many different names of chiropractors thrown at me the past 4 weeks. I am not sure about seeing one. I was talking with another teacher earlier, and she made the comment that people depend on chiropractors too much. I do not want that to happen to me. How do we even know that a chiropractor is who I would need to see?!
It is going to be a very long, painful week until I can get into the clinic. I just wish we could get to the bottom of this...and soon!!!