I'm very sorry to hear what happened to you. I think most of us, if not all have had atleast one doctor that was full of themselves and refused to help us. I know I've had quite a few. I have a friend that was shot in his lower back by his gf's (now ex) ex bf, and his legs are always burning, and he get's spasms so bad that he will scream, and he went to a PM doctor here, that said all he needed was an anti-deppresant for the pain, and his GP that refered him to this PM doctor got upset and decided to take over his pain meds, and he's on ALOT cause of course being shot in the back is the worse thing that could happen to the spine. And this same PM doctor gave me issues too, but that's a long story, and I finally gave up. I found a doctor who is treating me with suboxone and I have to drive an hour and half, but it's very much worth it, cause it's the only med that I've found that helps my pain, and this doctor never makes me feel unwelcomed, or leave me upset. I've even heard of people having to see 8 plus doctors before finding one that will treat them right. Getting any pain meds that are narcotic are becoming harder and harder, doctors are being threatened by the DEA if they dont dot their I's and cross their T's, it's not just people who are doctor shopping that are causing problems, doctor's are being forced to go thru more and more laws and rules in order to prescribe anything strong.
But the good thing is that starting by jan. 1st, everything is gonna be on a computer system, so if anyone tries to abuse pain meds, they will be caught. Every doctor appointment, and med we get prescribed will be available to all doctors, so they will know right away who is and isnt abusing meds, and all the addicts will have no choice but to stop doctor shopping. Just dont put up with a doctor that treats you horrible, sometimes having to drive out of town is worth it if it means finding a great doctor.
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-Stress is when you wake up screaming....and realize you haven't fallen asleep yet.
-What if the Hokey Pokey really IS what it's all about.
-Is it time for your medication or mine?
-Underneath it all....I'm pretty much naked.