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   Posted 10/21/2007 5:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I am new to this forum and was wondering about others experiences with doctors.  I have seen a couple pain mang't doctors for my neck & shoulder pain and nothing really works.  They do have me on Norco 3x a day 5/325 and it takes the edge off but doesn't help the way it used to.  I am having another steriod shot on Wed.  She said maybe this one would help, but the last one did absolutely nothing.  I did let her know last time that the pain medicine wasn't working as well but she just wrote it off.  I have twin 3 1/2 girls and somedays my pain makes is very hard to function.  I also just tried my first accupuncture the other day that didn't do anything.
Does anyone have any advice how to deal w/ the doctors?  Or any recommendations of doctors in the Annapolis, MD or surrounding areas?
I'm my hope in doctors.
Thank you for any advice you might have!  Twinpwr

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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 10/21/2007 5:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Over ther years my wife who has tremendous problem with her back has been to pain clinics here in Va. and Duke University Hospital in N.C. with no results from any of them..I see a homepathic doctor and she started taking some of the meds that are recognized by the the doctors of alternative medicine and she has shown tremendous improvement..She was able to get off all of her pain meds...

If the medical professionals cannot help. don't hestitate to see another field of medical care..Homepathic or Nutrional Therapy...At least the herbal and nutritional remedies do not have the side effects as the chemicals the medical profession pump into your system.
successful with herbal, vitamins and minerals

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   Posted 10/21/2007 8:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Twinpwr!

And welcome to the Chronic Pain family. You don't say what causes your pain I have fibromyalgia and a collapsed disk and live on pain meds 24/7. I hate it but the alternatives are worse.

If you want to get your doc to listen they need to know what your days are really like. Start a Pain Journal! Each day, several times a day, write down how you are feeling and pain level from 1-10; what you did to help relieve the pain; did it work; what you were doing at the time; feelings, etc. Take it to your doc appointments and ask your doc to please read it. He/she will get a good insight into how your pain is or is not being controlled. I often works very well and is worth your time.

Keep us posted...
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   Posted 10/22/2007 1:39 AM (GMT -6)   
I all so deal with chronic pain,I have Crohns disease and I have RA,OA,AS and I have a skin condition called Pyderma Gangresum(sp)and they all cause severe joint pain and skin pain.I have tried altertive meds and I have tried accupuncture they did nothing for me.I had been to a couple Pain clinics with no help that is untill I was sent to a new Pain Clinic and I was amazed by the doctors that I seen she listed to what I had to say she asked what meds have I tried where did I have more pain and a whole host of other things and she would tell me well what do you think about pain meds?I was told by her that if it got to the point it no longer worked well any more to let her no and she all way's let me have a say's about my meds.I agree with Chutz on the note of writing down how bad your pain and ext .........I hope that you get the help you need and please keep us up- to date on how you are doing.

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