veromia, i can tell u what my exp was with my pain clinic, but i m going to warn u that i live in a small town in montana, and compared with others it seems i was lucky... but that being said, i had to get a referal to even see the doc, and also they sent me a huge packet asking every question u could imagine, plus some mor paperwork when i got there! but i also had to give them a urine sample, and sign a pain contract, which basicly said i wouldnt use recreational drugs, get all my pain meds from this clinic, use one pharmacy, and submit to random urine tests. they will ask u about ur entire story and why ur here, what uve tried what worked what didnt and what u expect... they'll discuss options with u and u need to tell them if ur comfortable trying certain meds, if u arent, u definately need to tell them... ull also probably discuss what ur pain is like just on a daily basis, if it ever changes, what aggravates it, if there is a pattern, if it spikes- how often on average... that kind of thing. most of them think diferently than other docs which is a good thing, but there r tons of ppl out there who do take advantage of these docs, and remember they dont know u yet, so a little suspicion is not unusual, but they normally hide it well...
Good luck, hope this helped some, and i wish u all the best and a great doc!
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"The scourge of life, and death's extreme disgrace, the smoke of hell, that monster called Pain."