I think I posted to you on another thread. I feel really bad for you and it sounds like you are in a terrible situation. Its awful trying to deal with more than one illness at a time, I have first hand knowledge of this as I too have crohns. I see at one point you were in remission. What is that, I have battling it for 6 yrs w/o remission, then they added UC to the mix in 1996. I have a host of several other illnesses and they all seem to want to rear their ugly heads at one time for some reason.
You may very well end needing to go to a big city for proper care. Its really not unusual to have to find another dr if we are not getting the proper care we need. I can see both sides of the story with the addiction issues. Drs feel you are a liability, lets face it, its very difficult to get a dr to prescribe narcotics these days because of the DEA breathing down their necks. I don't know how much information you know about this problem. Its widespread across the country, its not limited to one area. But, you should not be punished either for being honest and you are to be commended for this. I have always said honesty is the best policy and I believe that. I urge you to continue to be honest about your medication and take it as directed. One thing you might do, now, this is strictly a shot in the dark, ok, but go to your pharmacy where you get your meds and get a printout of the medication. Take this to the drs so they can see you are being honest. Since you are getting it from both as you explained, who knows they may be thinking. They may be getting scared that you are going to try and double dip by getting it from both at the same time. Your print out from the drug store is your proof. Make an appt w/them and sit down and be very candid with them and explain you are doing your very best to be a compliant patient and you understand that they have a right to be somewhat leery-but the bottom line is you still deserve to be treated appropriately. Tell your dr you have no problem getting all your meds from one dr, that it makes it much easier for everyone. Just don't get mad, its not going to get you anywhere. Drs see people every day walking in trying to get narcotics, in many instances its drug seekers, and all that does is put a sour taste in the drs mouth and we the chronic pain patients in many instances are the one that catches the brunt of this problem, by being under treated by these drs.
Is there a large town close to you that does not involve driving long distance? A teaching hospital may be a good place to start. Have you thought about asking your dr to ref you to a pain mgt dr if there is one in your town? Pain mgt drs are much more well versed in treating chronic pain than our PCP's. They know and are more up to date on medications sometimes, they may use a combination of medications, its just some thoughts here.
You are one tough lady to have managed your addiction issues. Don not let chronic pain be the booger to knock you back into that life, you have come way too far to ever go back. Keep pushing forward. Its hard, very hard mananging a life with chronic pain and other health issues popping out there right along with it. Perhaps the nurse at ER could give you some names of places in a bigger town that may have the drs on board that you need.
Keep posting and letting us know whats going on. We aare all here for you. Hugs....Susie