I don't know about new pm dr. advise please!!!

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   Posted 2/5/2008 2:23 PM (GMT -6)   
My regular pm doc does not treat fibro--I get my percocets from him for my neuromas. New pm dr. I saw today wants to inject my spine that "may or may not" help the neuromas. It's called a "stellate ganglion block".
He gave me a web site
www.spineuniverse.com .  He said some patients get some relief but it needs to be repeated several times a year---I told him that this procedure was invasive (not to mention expensive--he does this in an out-patient/one day surgery place).
ALSO, according to that web site,  this particular block is primarily used for diagnostic purposes, NOT for prolonged pain relief!!!!!
I am so frustrated!!!!
Now for the fibro....
He gave me a script for Lyrica (even though I've already tried that, it didn't work, TOLD him that, but he wants me to take it anyway), as well as
efflexor. I told him that was an antidepressant, he said it does something with the nerves that would help the fibro.
Has anyone used efflexor for fibro?
He said I could continue to see my old pm guy for the neuromas and see him for the fibro.
I see my regular pm guy Friday and am thinking of asking him about the possibility of adding oxycontin to the percocets.  Do I dare do this?
 When I first went to him several years ago, that's what I was on. He took me off that, put me on methodone and my digestive system just stopped. it was awful. so he put me back on percocets.  I'm not looking to get high or anything, I just know what works, what actually gives me real pain relief..... I'm almost 53 and know what works, why won't they listen? The drugs are there, supposedly to help with our quality of life.
I'm sorry for ranting. I'm just so frustrated and fed up with the medical profession.
fibro, PTSD, depression/anxiety, mitral valve prolapse, high blood pressure,
peripheral neuroma (3 surgeries on right wrist)
accupril, xanax, percocet, wellbutriun

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