Oh yes, I have been there many times over the years. I would always tell myself if I can hang on one more day perhaps tomorrow will be better. I refuse to go to ER for CP because of how we are treated, at least in my neck of the woods. I figure I feel bad enough I need no grief from some idiot that has no clue.
I never go to my PCP for pain problems because I have a pain pump and thats up to my pump dr to handle.
I think its a sad state of affairs that many of us have to feel this way. Its wrong, but I really do not know what we can do to change it.
Sorry I am rambling more than helping you.
Moderator Chronic Pain
crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & decreased circulation in both legs. Several other health issues just not enough room to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 16 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.