Hi again Loretta!
I'm glad to see you have received so many ideas and tons of love! One thing that should help a lot is to keep a pain journal. It's a daily record of your pain level, throughout the day, and you note other things like what you were doing, time of day, if meds helped...that sort of thing. Here's a link to a free pain journal page. Just download it and print off one for each day. www.painfoundation.org/learn/publications/files/TargetDailyLog.pdf
THEN, when you go to any doctor take it with you and insist, politely, that they read it while you wait. I staples my pages into week long groups. You can put them in a 3 ring binder or whatever sort of system you want but do keep this going for as long as you need. This way the doctor will not only see how high, when and where your pain is, he will see that you are serious enough about
this that you are willing to keep a journal. This has worked wonders for many folks and it might just work for you. If your PM's office is being jerks about
getting in sooner I agree you need to get to pushing on them. Like mentioned above, ask your PCP to advocate for you. They can get you appointments the same day if they want to.
One other thought...when you were on oxy before, where was that doctor? Local or across the country? Is it possible to get records from him/her or ask them to make a call for you. I think if I were you I'd be heading to the ER the next time the pain going wild if you can't get in to see your PM. What good are they if you can't get help from constant chronic pain?
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