Welcome to Healing Well. I am so glad you found us as we have a great group of people here and we understand pain all too well. With it being a holiday the board is runnign a little slow today.
I am so sorry to hear what all you have gone thru. As one of the posters said, you really have been through the wringer. I can tell you, yes, these drs are running so scared it does not surprise me at all what your dr did. And you are right, they do not care what the circumstances are of the patient, very unforgiving.
I am assuming you have a PCP that handles your diabetes right? Have you asked the PCP to ref you to a pain mgt dr? If not, then by all means do so. Most pain mgt drs will not see a patient without a referral. Its kind of rare to find a PCP willing to treat pain patient. We have a few on here that see's the PCP, but those are few and far in between.
I hope you wil decide to hang out with us. We really do have alot of fun and look out for each other.
Chronic Pain Moderator
Dx-Gallstones at age 14 that caused Fibromyalgia in 1998. Chronic Pancreatitis at age 15 from Pancreatic Divisum. Fell down cement basement stairs on my bottom in 2001. Got severe migraines after the epidural from my 2nd childbirth in 2002. Was rear-ended by a lady doing 55mph in 2004 then 2 months later rolled my car down a hill and did even more damage to my back. Depression caused by having chronic pain. Asthma from allergies.
meds- Suboxone for pain, Cymbalta for pain and depression, Lyrica for pain and migraines, Imitrex for migraines, Ibprofen for migraines, Ventolin Albuterol inhaler for asthma. Phenergan for nausea, Seroquel for sleep.
"I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much." -Mother Teresa