I totally understand that it feels uncomfortable to talk about
some issues on-line. Especially in mixed company!
In the brief time I've been a part of this forum I have found everyone here to be caring and compassionate and I've gotten good advice and ideas, so I hope you will get more comfortable posting here. I also recently found a couple other sites that have forums, discussions, articles, and advice specifically for women and issues that come with "them parts."
Try doing a search for "(your dx) +chat" or "(your dx) +research" and you might find some of those too. I was amazed at how much information there is out there! I am not sure if the rules allow me to post the sites I found, but if you can't find some let me know and I can maybe email them to you.
I think it's a good idea to still consider seeing a PM doc, though. If your primary care doc has referred you, he will probably be willing to continue writing prescript
ions until the PM is ready to take them over. In my case, even though I see a PM my primary care doc still writes all my prescript
ions as they have decided it's best to keep all the script
s coming from one place. Just be very honest with the new doc about
what you are taking and how it is (or isn't) working. They may want to try you on some different meds if the ones you have aren't managing the pain well enough, but I don't think they'd just make you stop taking anything at all.