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veromia333
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   Posted 6/25/2009 10:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi its veronica again from the lyme board. I am still waiting for my pain clinic apt. I am now taking norco and tizanidine as well as the lyme antibiotics. I was told by my uncle not to expect anything from the first apt just keep telling them you are in pain is that true? that would really stink ive been waiting to long now to feel normal i want my life back, and my child and grandmother want the person who took care of them so well not the person now skimping here and there where i can find ways to keep it up.
The line is faded not showing where Lyme came in. I became a new Mommy n my Lyme decided to show itself. Swollen elephant like knee and finger and limiting back pain. Bell's palsey, weight loss as if I had no muscle on my bones anymore. And much more text book lyme symptoms. To a Lyme doc, after alot of there is nothing wrong with you and a recommend to counceling,he said V this is Lyme. What kept me pressing on I had Lyme while I was pregnant. I know I was not infected while pregnant. I am watching her with an eagle eye. God Bless everyone. Love Veronica. Were the ones who know about Lyme not the doctors. Isnt that just mad? Backwards. Alice in wonderland.


Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 6/25/2009 11:01 PM (GMT -7)   
     Hehe Hi Veromia,
 
  Im afraid after weeks of reading im still no closer to knowning the medacines and/or what they are used for. shakehead   Would help perhaps if the names sounded anything like the various bodily functions they help...  Like my relofen? why cant they call it jointjuice? *shruggs* anycase, its good to see you again :-) *huggs*
 
I was told by my uncle not to expect anything from the first apt just keep telling them you are in pain is that true?
 
Hehehe giggles No, dont worry! Everything will be fine. I dont know about everyone else but my first visit? Man oh man! He had a list of tests a mile long. smhair You know? In your defense? What ever happened to a tranquil setting? Would a little fushia on the walls and some lavender plugg-ins be too much to ask? You ll do fine , no worries smilewinkgrin   *huggs*
 
*huggs*
dani
TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,  
And sorry I could not travel both  
And be one traveler, long I stood


fatherjohn
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   Posted 6/25/2009 11:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Veronica, I was glad to see a post from you again it has been awhile. I am aittle confused about you post. It seems you are going to your first Pain Dr. appointment and are not sure what to expect.  Some PMS do a list of questions and asking where it hurts, when how much, what makes it wores what makes it better, what have you tried, what are you taking, how has that helped, if there is more that one pain area which one is the most important to you to have addressed etc.
 Of course there is the regular types of exams. They will ask you on a scale of 1 to 10 where is your pain level. Most doctors don't to seem to excited if you are at a 3 or 4 but the again, we have not found a good scale to judge by. My 6 could be your 4. Everyone is different. I suggest honesty and openness as the best approach. They really cant help unless we are honest with them. We hope they are honest with us right. I hope this helps answer some of your questions. If you need more direction, just ask as we are here to help.

veromia333
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   Posted 6/26/2009 12:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you both so much for how warm you are. I guess I would also like to know if any of you left your first pain management apt w no medicine? That was what he said not to expect. Which I never expected as a possibility. I guess it would be though.
It is just so bad I am the reason they make this stuff. So I can go on helping my loves.

Dani, your funny and I was relaxed reading your post. Huggs!

Fatherjohn, I'm glad to hear from u too I hope your feeling ok from the little bit ive read obout u youve been through alot.

Prayers for you both and us all...
The line is faded not showing where Lyme came in. I became a new Mommy n my Lyme decided to show itself. Swollen elephant like knee and finger and limiting back pain. Bell's palsey, weight loss as if I had no muscle on my bones anymore. And much more text book lyme symptoms. To a Lyme doc, after alot of there is nothing wrong with you and a recommend to counceling,he said V this is Lyme. What kept me pressing on I had Lyme while I was pregnant. I know I was not infected while pregnant. I am watching her with an eagle eye. God Bless everyone. Love Veronica. Were the ones who know about Lyme not the doctors. Isnt that just mad? Backwards. Alice in wonderland.


straydog
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   Posted 6/26/2009 12:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Veronica,
 
It seems your uncle may have had a bad experience with a pain dr. However, I have been seen by 3 different ones over the years and had good drs all three times.
 
To answer your question about being given pain meds on the first visit, yes, I was always given a script for meds. Some pain drs send you a packet thats a questionaire about your pain problems and you complete it at home and take it to the appt. But, then some may have you fill the info out when you arrive for the appt. I suggest that you arrive a little early so you can do your paperwork if its to be filled out in the office. The form gives them a fairly good picture of your pain problems.
 
I have to disagree with your uncle on how to present your pain to the dr. If you over exaggerate your problem to the dr it may send a red flag up that you are there for pain meds only. Don't do that. Instead be honest and forthright with the dr. By being honest and giving a true and accurate description of your pain it makes the drs job easier and he can treat you more effectively. Most drs know when a patient is not being honest about their pain and it only makes that person look bad in the drs eyes and could result in being dismissed from his care. So, as you can see the uncle's suggestion is not one of the best ways to handle yourself at the appt.
 
If I remember correctly you are taking Norco and they have become ineffective in covering your pain. If this is correct be sure to tell the dr this. I went thru alot of different pain meds over time, they always ended up eventually not taking care of the pain. So, when this happened, I told my dr and he would try me on something else. You are the only one who knows how the pain is affecting you, so relay that to the dr.
 
Take care and let us know how the appt goes.
Straydog/Susie
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crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & decreased circulation in both legs. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 16 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.


Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 6/26/2009 9:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Hehe Mornin' Veromia!
 
     :-)
 
    I guess I would also like to know if any of you left your first pain management apt w no medicine?
 
    No I didnt leave w/ medacine. But! Don't be discouraged! Most folks here, ive noticed, get right on track from the first appointment. my pain is all "inflammation" "nerve" related.. He just needed some tests and pictures of my spine. I think for "pill" stuff took only about 2months.  I had a medacine that had to be slowly increased over time, then decreased down again to a "livable" level. So if you new pain management doctor mentions physical dependence or talks about the "pain gate" dont get scared! In my case I just flat out told my doctor he was scarring me to death, and totally understood. :-) Hehe
 
*huggs*
dani
TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,  
And sorry I could not travel both  
And be one traveler, long I stood


veromia333
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   Posted 6/26/2009 3:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Good afternoon thank you for calming me about the situation.
I have so many tests and proof I dont need to beg, I'm sure with the advice you all have given me now i will be fine.
I was just really thrown off when he said that to me.
Right now my knee is swollen that should help huh?
thank you all!
The line is faded not showing where Lyme came in. I became a new Mommy n my Lyme decided to show itself. Swollen elephant like knee and finger and limiting back pain. Bell's palsey, weight loss as if I had no muscle on my bones anymore. And much more text book lyme symptoms. To a Lyme doc, after alot of there is nothing wrong with you and a recommend to counceling,he said V this is Lyme. What kept me pressing on I had Lyme while I was pregnant. I know I was not infected while pregnant. I am watching her with an eagle eye. God Bless everyone. Love Veronica. Were the ones who know about Lyme not the doctors. Isnt that just mad? Backwards. Alice in wonderland.

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