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watashi
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Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 84
   Posted 10/6/2009 4:27 AM (GMT -7)   
First off love this place I do have fibro and use the forums often, but lately i've been having new and really much different pain. Recently I referred myself to a pain management specialist. After begging the family doc. for ummm 4 years to my dismay found out they didn't need a referral, so off i went to the other doctors dismay.

But really first off the ouchy, I feel like i have an electric fence under my skin. It's hard to explain really other then it is shocking. Kinda like when i was younger and grabbed the electric fence just to know why i was told not to. But i'm just being randomly shocked.

The other is like my muscles are being torn it's amazingly painful. Since the PM put me on lorotab 10 I can actually pick out the different pains, but these sensations just aren't being touched at all. It's the kind of pain that make you sick to your tummy, and i'm not into "giving back" per-say.

This might sound weird, but the PM makes me feel weird, every time the fam. doc. would prescribe muscle relaxers pain meds. and so on he made me feel like i was wrong for even suggesting i need them. So just kinda taking any relief in any form i'm desperate my life social and professional is well falling apart. Later today i do see the PM so thats good, i just can't bring myself to call her, i feel like a scared little kid waiting for another slap on the hand because i dared admit it hurts so bad. And i know i'll be honest and descriptive with her, i can't help shaking my head knowing something is so wrong with this picture.

edt
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 773
   Posted 10/6/2009 5:34 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Watashi,

Welcome to our Family!  As you know we are not Dr.'s and cannot give medical advice.  We are all here for CP from different causes, so we definitely can relate and share!

From what you posted you did the right thing by making an appt with a PMD.  Family Doc's are great but most do NOT understand CP.  It sounds like you may have some nerve involvement and the PMD will know what tests to order and a medication regimen that will help.

Glad you decided to join us and keep us posted on what happens at your appointment today!

XXOO
Patti

 


watashi
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Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 84
   Posted 10/6/2009 3:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, slowly it gets better. But after the trigger shot injections maybe i shouldn't have been so brave to uh fore-go the sedation. Thats the first time i have actually came so close to passing out in pain oh my gosh wow it's numb yet amazingly tender and sore. Oh well in desperation i have actually done the oral steroids so sick yet less pain it's a hard toss up, but having them injected that can work!!

Finally some long term pain meds. only once before have i ever been just so excited to see morphine!! She offered choices, if i wasn't drenched in sweat so much would have gone for the fentenal* <ya can't spell> patches. Maybe something will change one day. It's so nice to have both types of pain care need the long acting plus break thru and she was all over it.

Super nice visit, and these days when saying ugh help i need pain control. For whatever fear i'm waiting to be told i'm a bad person because i gave into using narcotics, when actually i'm more sober then i was with scarey psych drugs. Huh and i'm getting that chance to clean up this mess i love and call life.

PAlady
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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted 10/6/2009 9:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Watashi,
I know you're not new to the forums, but I wanted to welcome you here in the CP area. Sounds like you belong here, as well as in fibro.

I'm a little confused about the doctors and your feelings about each. Is it your family doc that you feel makes you feel like you're a bad person for giving into narcotics, or the PM doctor? Is the PM doctor who's prescribing the meds the same one that's giving you the injections? You don't need to answer - sometimes questions are overwhelming, but I just wanted to say sometimes it takes awhile to find a good fit both with a doctor and with medications and treatments. I would also wonder about seeing a neurologist for some testing regarding what sounds like nerve pain, although the pain management doc could order this, too.

It is sad we live in a culture that's so paranoid about drug abuse that our pain goes untreated or undertreated for years or even longer. It sounds like you've found some good meds, though, that are helping you get your life back. And that's great!

Hope I've read your posts correctly, but I'm kind of tired so maybe I missed things. Very possible!

Again, welcome.

PaLady

White Beard
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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 3609
   Posted 10/6/2009 10:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Watashi
You might not be new to Healing Well but you are new to posting here on the Chronic Pain forum, and I want to Welcome  you to our family, I think you definitely have come to the right place! I am so glad that you are seeing a PM Doc! It sounds like she is definitely going to make some positve changes in your life! I congratulate you on making the decision to go to a Pain Management Specialist! I think you will find it just might have been one of the best things that you have ever done for yourself! With the next best thing is coming here to our Chronic Pain Forum! yeah   I hope that you become an active member of our family as we all help and support each other here. We might not be able to fix each others pain, but we definitely can listen, and support and empathize with each other and if nothing else it is just nice to know that we are not alone CP! Anyway I am sorry for your pain and suffering but am over joyed that you have a PM now helping you and even happier that you have come to our forum!
I do wish you all the best!
 
White Bear
Moderator Chronic Pain
 
I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on full disalbility!--Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV

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