I just want to tell you how very hard it is to find a doctor that understands what chronic pain patients go through. I feel very blessed that my primary care doctor has been understanding through the process of getting me into a pain doctor that will work. I've been to one that just suggested physical therapy - which I did and was told by the therapist that if 8 weeks of therapy didn't change anything something else was going on. Went back and was told that she couldn't help me then. Went back to PCP - who sent me to another - who only did shots - and was told by him he believes it's scar tissue build up which meant he couldn't help me. Then waited three months for a pain appointment that was supposed to happen on monday to be called a week before and informed the doctor was no longer accepting new patients.
Running out of pain medication prior to it's date if you are in a pain management clinic or a pain contract with your doctor can be a serious offense. Some pain clinics will drop you for that very reason, and leave you out to dry. My pain contract with my current doctor states that she cannot and will not fill a pain script
before it's due, not even by one day. Which I'm going to have to discuss with her to find a way to get a months supply of mediation for a trip to Virginia I have coming up, kinda out of the pain schedule.
I wish you the best of luck in finding pain relief, it's a hard long journey, and it's tough to find a doctor who is compassionate enough to treat us like humans sometimes.
"When we come to the edge of the light we know, and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, of one thing we can be sure; either God will provide something solid to stand on... or we will be taught to fly.'"
"Cause when push comes to shove You taste what you're made of, You might bend, till you break Cause its all you can take; On your knees you look up Decide you've had enough, You get mad you get strong Wipe your hands shake it off, Then you Stand" From "Stand" by Rascal Flatts
Dx.: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Ulcerlative Colitis, Chronic Inflammation of the Colon, Ruptured & Fused L4-L5-S1 w/pinched nerves, Degenerative Disc Disease, Chronic Costochondritis, Back Muscle Spasms, Asthma, Benign Tremmors (hands)