You gave some great info on Lymes. My sister in Florida has it and she has really been thru the ringer. Hers was not caught in early stages and she went undx'd for quite some time. However, she has found a great dr and he manages her care. Her Lymes has caused her to have neurological deficits and she really has a time wih the flares.
I do hope you have a good visit with the pain mgt dr. Some of the peeps have given you input on what to expect on the inital visit. Be sure to make a list of medications you have tried in the past and how they did or did not help. Its also a good thing to write down a list of questions to ask the dr, that way you don't forget to ask about something. The dr will do an eval and try to put together a plan of action on how to take care of you. Try not to worry about the appt above all. PM drs are use to PCP's referring patients for pain mgt, most PCP's do not like rxing pain meds for any length of time, thats where the pain mgt comes in and takes over that situation. I too took Norco at one time and did great but after a awhile they became ineffective for me too.
Good luck on the appt and let us know how it goes, Susie
Post Edited (Dani Henson) : 6/13/2009 12:08:17 PM (GMT-6)