I am a little late getting on, but I wanted I wanted to say hi and welcome to Healing Well's chronic pain forum. I hope you find everything you need here at the forum. There are many of us here just like you living with CP every day and trying to cope. It is nice knowing that you are not alone dealing with this devil. It sure can make a person feel that way at times. Everyone here has a story to tell. It pretty much boils down to only someone else suffering with CP can appreciate your situation.
Something I wanted to add in your search for a new PM dr is there are two different type of PM drs. One will only do injections and procedures. The other will do the same but will also rx medication to you too. So, when you find one to call be sure to ask if the dr rx's meds to the patient if he feels its necessary. By asking like that you will not look or sound like a drug seeker. Something else to consider too is if your private ins is online you can look to see what PM drs is available and always call to make sure they are still on your plan and accepting new patients. By doing some of this legwork it helps your drs office out and can speed up the process of getting you an appt. You will need for your PCP most likely make the referral as most PM drs want a referral from another physician.
Your current dr sounds like a real pain. I would have been livid having someone laugh because I ran out of meds and it was his/her fault. What a cad. Very good reason to be in search of a new one for sure. I often wonder how these people act outside of their practice, are they always so cocky and arrogant.
We have a "search" feature up at the top, if you need info on something specific, type in what you are looking for and most likely if it has anything to do with CP you will find all sorts of info. That will cut down on waiting on someone to respond to your questions and it elimates double posting. We like to do our part in keeping the costs down for the administrator in order to keep the forum free to the members.
Again welcome aboard.
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 & psoriasis and psoratic arthritis. 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 17 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.
Post Edited (straydog) : 4/21/2010 12:05:06 PM (GMT-6)