I've been reading about
your eye issues... and I just want to say that I'm really glad the report came in...and that it isn't cancer. That's great news!
Re: your pain doctor... it took me YEARS to find the "right" doctor. I went through about
every scenario possible w/ different doctors... What I don't understand is "why" the new doctor would immediately come in and cut your medications so much. They seem to be working for you... you've been on them for a long period of time... etc. Also, if the medications are working for you, why did he want to immediately change your long-lasting medication? If something is working for you, at whatever dose, I think a doctor should be listening to that and not wanting to come in and just change everything up, right?
I think PALady had some great suggestions about
possibly continuing to see your old doc... picking up script
s every two months (that's what I used to do w/ my doctor, until the last few months when I've been having some more health issues). Possibly having your script
s mailed to you. I just think there's nothing like having a doctor that really listens to you and your needs. You've been through so much and I really hope you can find the right doctor for you, Pete.
Keep that patch on, and I hope your eye heals quickly.
Pain Issues: Cervical/Thoracic back pain; migraines; carpal tunnel syndrome; widespread joint/muscle pain, nerve pain in hands/arms/feet; I also have Dysautonomia/POTS; CFS/Fibromyalgia; Severe Hypertension; Hypothyroidism; Hypoadrenalism; Mixed (Obstructive/Central) Sleep Apnea - on Auto BiPap; Depression/Anxiety; etc etc
Meds: MS Contin; Dilaudid; Actiq; Soma ; Neurontin; Atenolol; Midodrine; Phenergan/Zofran/Reglan; Effexor; Synthroid; Prednisone; and on the list goes...
Future Plans: Intrathecal Pain Pump; already completed trial; awaiting my decision for implantation