Hello, I am new to this forum. I would like some input about
the role of Pain Spesialists in treatment of chronic illnesses and Chronic Pain Syndrome. My conditions are Chronic Hep C, insulin dependent diabetes, fibromyalgia, cirrhosis, degenerative disk disease, bulging and slipped disk, advanced osteoarthritis of spine, knees and hands. I am about
to have a total knee replacement(as soon as it can be scheduled). I also suffer from severe neuropathy that is totally destroying my quality of life. In 2006, a General practitioner sent me to a Pain Specialist. He(pain specialist) was actually amazed that I was even able to be on my feet. He wanted to start me on Fentanyl patches. He sent my GP that recomendation. My GP(who promised me that whatever the Pain specialist said would happen for me, never even went over the report. Last week, I asked him to read the report, and he read it, and then looked at me,and still denied me anything for pain. Every now and then he trys to give me Tramadol, but because of the cirrhosis, I am hesitant to take, He also trys to give me NSAID's, which caused an esophogeal bleed, and I even told him my hepatologists said they are bad for my liver. It is like my Dr. here, just isn't getting the picture. I am at my wits end, and am getting depressed about
this. I am still trying to work part time, even though I am in constant pain. What should I do? The only meds I take are Synthroid, Insulin, and Lyrica.
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