You know, the more I think about this, the more I want to do this. It's not like this is a doctor I just met and she just handed me some medicine. We have gone through every test known to man, she has done lots of work on me to get to the point where she found a medicine that does help with the head and neck pain. This is why all of this makes no sense to me...why she would just up and say this to me and basically saying, I'm done helping you. Everything was fine 6 weeks earlier when I was there for my trigger point injections. I just don't get it.
Thank you Gramps, I appreciate your help. :) Means alot to me.
Unfortunately this is a sad but growing trend. I am curious why she would not retain you as a neurological patient and refer you to a pain management specialist for your pain control and narcotic needs. I found myself in the similar situation some time ago. My neurologist no longer felt comfortable prescribing narcotics in his practice, so he referred me to a PM specialist for my pain needs and retained me as a neurologic patient. I was taken back as first, but actually the division of responsibility has worked out fine. The PM specialist is more experienced in this field of medicine and had more options to offer me and in the long run.
I am adding this after I read your other post. From what I read, It appears that you were getting narcotics from the neurologist in this thread. In another thread, you mention your OS writing narcotics for you. Then you mention a first visit with a PM specialist who RX'ed narcotics. Even though these are different doctors writing narcotics for different disease states, I can tell you this does not settle well with doctors. Most PM specialists will demand a contract that they will be your solo provider of narcotics and they are very serious about infractions.
Dx: Rare progressive neurodegenerative disease called Multiple System Atrophy (brain rot, autonomic system failure, neuropathic pain and a whole lot more). Added improvements: Intrathecal pump and a spinal cord stimulator and a new brand new power wheelchair with shiney horn,.
Medications: Sinemet, Requip, Klonopin, Baclofen, Provigil, Lyrica, Fentanyl patches, Lidoderm patches, Dilaudid, Fentora and Zofran
Post Edited (Stella Marie) : 9/29/2007 10:06:50 PM (GMT-6)