my pain doctor finally got ahold of my primary doctor

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southviewgirl
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   Posted 10/2/2010 11:56 AM (GMT -6)   
So I checked my voicemail this morning, and lo and behold, there's a message from the pain doctor saying he got ahold of my primary doctor and she is willing to continue my pain medication management. Thank goodness. Now they have established communication it shouldn't be as difficult if they need to talk again, as he said.

Just wanted to let you all know, since my last message I said they hadn't talked yet.

Have a great weekend all of you!!

White Beard
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   Posted 10/2/2010 1:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Southviewgirl

That is good news, hopefully that will lead to better management and control of your pain! Just another small, but significant obstacle over come for you!

I wish you well and Good Luck to YOU!

White Beard
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   Posted 10/2/2010 2:02 PM (GMT -6)   
 
 
   Well...that is great news! Now....lets just hope all goes well now!
 
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   Posted 10/2/2010 2:53 PM (GMT -6)   
That is great news! I hope it all works out like it should for you!

Take care,
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   Posted 10/2/2010 9:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm so happy for you. I know you must feel better to have someone to work with you with the meds. I'm always scared they are going to take them away and I'll be in so much pain that I can't function.
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   Posted 10/3/2010 12:04 PM (GMT -6)   
That is good news, congrats...
Hope you get a low pain day soon...
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southviewgirl
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   Posted 10/5/2010 10:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Okay so I get a call this morning from the clinic secretary for my primary doctor. She tells me that my vicodin seems to be adequate for my pain control right now. She talked with the pain doctor and this is what they came up with. I know my primary doctor doesn't like prescribing ms contin, so really that's where this is coming from. I told the nurse on the phone that it is indeed not adequate.

Needless to say I have called the University of Minnesota to get the ball rolling on seeing them. If the pain doctor doesn't have time for me, and my primary doctor doesn't want to prescribe what I need, I need to find a clinic that will treat ALL my pain.
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*Scoliosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Spinal Stenosis, Osteoarthritis, Loss of Lordosis, Endometriosis, Kerataconus, Flast back syndrome, TMJ, loss of bladder func. indwelling cath. for 6 months.*
*20 surgeries- 8 spinal including 6 fusions and 2 for staph infections, 9 pelvic including full hysterectomy, 1 knee, 2 cesareans*

straydog
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   Posted 10/5/2010 12:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Southview I think you are making a very wise decision. The writing has been on the wall between this PM dr that is too busy to see you & a PCP that does not prescribe. That was really a no win situation for you. You deserve proper pain mgt care and that is not what was going to be rendered. Asa CP patient you deserve good PM care as a patient and your pain should be managed as well. I am sorry that it all backfired like it did, but what they put you through last week was just not right. And you ar right you need a dr that will treat all of your pain, this you deserve.

Please hang in there and let us know when you get scheduled.
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southviewgirl
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   Posted 10/5/2010 3:19 PM (GMT -6)   
What a frustration. My Primary doctor prescribes my vicodin, and used to prescribe me ms contin, but she doesn't like to prescribe it, and won't, as of today anyway. It's times like these where I really wonder if this is all worth the trouble. I am so ready to just give up and crawl into bed. ARGHGHHHHH!!!!

I know what I have to do, it's aggravating that people who don't need the med's seem to get them, and then people like us can't seem to get correct management and always get listened to.

It'll get figured out, I've just had to spend all day on the phone with several different clinics, making and rescheduling appointments.

I have a psychiatrist appointment tomorrow morning, the dr who prescribes my effexor and valium, and now our minivan's brakes are shot and only my husband can drive it. It scares me to drive it. Anyway, I called to reschedule, but they won't refill my effexor or valium until I can get in to be seen, which they don't have an opening until the end of December. So I called a clinic near my house to see if they can get me in very soon and prescribe the effexor. Just another annoyance.
-We must be the change we wish to see in the world-
(Mahatma Gandhi)

*Scoliosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Spinal Stenosis, Osteoarthritis, Loss of Lordosis, Endometriosis, Kerataconus, Flast back syndrome, TMJ, loss of bladder func. indwelling cath. for 6 months.*
*20 surgeries- 8 spinal including 6 fusions and 2 for staph infections, 9 pelvic including full hysterectomy, 1 knee, 2 cesareans*

southviewgirl
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   Posted 10/8/2010 3:12 PM (GMT -6)   
So I saw my primary doctor today to explain that my pain is non under control and get her advice on my high bp. I told her I'm going to the University of MN to their pain clinic, and she agreed that would be wise to do. She explained what she had talked with the pain doctor about and that the pain doctor was wondering why so much pain when I've had all these surgeries to help the pain. DUH>>> Is he serious? Allot of back surgeries don't work for pain. And I've had 20 surgeries, those surgeries leave lasting pain sometimes. I don't have to explain to you guys, but man, that really irritates me. So my primary doctor wrote me a script for oxycodone to take for break through pain when taking the vicodin. She said she has had bad experiences with ms contin and won't prescribe it, and that's what my surgeon was giving me after my surgery in July. So this oxy works very well at getting my pain levels down. She told me it was for flare ups and when my pain was really bad. She gave me enough for one a day. That is certainly better than crying in writhing pain on the couch.

Anyway, I'm glad I'm done with that busy pain guy. I just wish I could explain to people how much pain I am really in. Some seem to think that when you have a surgery to fix something, it should be fixed and you go about your merry way. But unfortunately it doesn't always work that way. Example: ME.

So at least for now my pain is under control and I'm in a good place. I explained to her that there was no where for me to turn when I was in exhausting pain, the ER doesn't help, but what to do... That's when she prescribed the oxy.
-We must be the change we wish to see in the world-
(Mahatma Gandhi)

*Scoliosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Spinal Stenosis, Osteoarthritis, Loss of Lordosis, Endometriosis, Kerataconus, Flast back syndrome, TMJ, loss of bladder func. indwelling cath. for 6 months.*
*20 surgeries- 8 spinal including 6 fusions and 2 for staph infections, 9 pelvic including full hysterectomy, 1 knee, 2 cesareans*

Hopegirl
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   Posted 10/8/2010 3:37 PM (GMT -6)   
smilewinkgrin   I'm glad to hear that you are able to continue getting your medication. What a drag to have to be in pain and worry yourself about if you will still be able to get your meds.
Enjoy your weekend!!

southviewgirl
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   Posted 10/8/2010 7:27 PM (GMT -6)   
hopegirl, She will still prescribe my med's, it was whether she would prescribe anything else to help with the pain I still have while on the vicodin.
-We must be the change we wish to see in the world-
(Mahatma Gandhi)

*Scoliosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Spinal Stenosis, Osteoarthritis, Loss of Lordosis, Endometriosis, Kerataconus, Flast back syndrome, TMJ, loss of bladder func. indwelling cath. for 6 months.*
*20 surgeries- 8 spinal including 6 fusions and 2 for staph infections, 9 pelvic including full hysterectomy, 1 knee, 2 cesareans*
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