CBear my heart goes out to you. I am glad you saw this dr today even tho you did not get the best of news, it sounds like this dr does have your best interest at heart. Yes, it is extrmely disgusting when we go to these drs and try to trust them
and pray they know what they are doing. Believe it or not it is not uncommon for a dr to not really have that great of an education when it comes to medications. We would think they would know about medication but in many instances such as yours, we find out differently. So, even tho it is going to have a tremendous affect on you, after its all said and done I will be anxiously waiting to see how you feel. I do know if a person is on "too many of the same drug" it can have debilitating effects, getting you off of these is so detrimental to your health and well being, I think you will be surpised. This happened to me many, many yeara ago.
Do try and not get so discouraged. Its not your fault, you trusted your dr. In fact, maybe now is the time to look for another dr. I am not sure how comfortable I would be staying with this person. You might even see if the psych may know of some good drs to ref you to, its worth a shot at asking.
Take care and keep us posted on how you are doing. Hugs.
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.