Hi and congratulations! I understand completely where you are in this.
Although I do take pain meds and still need help, EVERYONE thought I was just griping and complaining about
pain because I was just "needy". Nobody understood until I found my medical team now. The breakthrough moment was when I had gone to yet another Dr...this one an endocrinologist. He asked me all the usual questions and many more (to include MH questions). Then he did a very quick exam, ordered several unusual tests that I had never heard of and BAM, I had the answer that had been eluding me for so many years. I honestly felt elated to have someone believe me! Now I'm being treated for Human Growth Hormone Deficiency and have to admit that I'm having some "good" days. They are not pain free, but I'm at least having some good days now.
Best to you!
DDD, CHRONIC PAIN SYNDROME, TLIF L5-S1 2009 (failed), FIBRO, MINEYER'S (SP?), VERTIGO, MIGRAINES, GERD, SLEEP DISORDER, NISSEN FUNDOPLICATION (failed), DEPRESSION, EXTREME ANXIETY DISORDER, OCPD, PTSD, CHRONIC MUSCLE SPASMS, HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE DEFICIENCY, VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY, CARPLE TUNNEL SYNDROME, EXTREME IDIOPATHIC HYPOGLYCEMIA FROM AGE 12