Hello. I know how you feel about
not being able to find a doctor in your area. I live in a town where just a mile away they have many many doctors, seems like several hundreds, and most of them, about
98% of them dont do chronic pain, and the very few pain management doctors are all either jerks or dont take my insurance, or say they are pain doctors but dont treat chronic pain (which makes no sense to me either lol). So I also had to start calling to the next big town which is almost 70 miles away and I found a wonderful doctor. I had to see him once every 28 days for the first 6 months, and now I see him every 2 months (actually I go in for my 2 month follow up this monday). Acually I decided since I couldn't find a doctor to treat my pain I wanted off of all pain meds, and the doctors by me didnt know how to do it right, so I called a doctor that specilized in tapering people and now he has me on a med that I never thought in a million years would treat my pain, but it is, and of course he was the nearest doctor that did this med. But to me, the 1 and half hour drive is well worth it to me. You may find that driving a bit further is well worth it too when you have a great doctor.
Chronic Pain Moderator
Dx-Gallstones at age 14 that caused Fibromyalgia in 1998. Chronic Pancreatitis at age 15 from Pancreatic Divisum. Fell down cement basement stairs on my bottom in 2001. Got severe migraines after the epidural from my 2nd childbirth in 2002. Was rear-ended by a lady doing 55mph in 2004 then 2 months later rolled my car down a hill and did even more damage to my back. Depression caused by having chronic pain. Asthma from allergies.
meds- Suboxone for pain, Cymbalta for pain and depression, Lyrica for pain and migraines, Imitrex for migraines, Ibprofen for migraines, Ventolin Albuterol inhaler for asthma. Phenergan for nausea, Seroquel for sleep.
"I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much." -Mother Teresa