Man, if that isn't the truth about
new Doc's and CRPS/Neuropathies...BTW, howdy to all from a newbie to the forum; a sufferer of CP/spreading neuropathies since late 2009 when i was involved in a Motorcycle accident (got smacked by a kamakazi deer on an Interstate, and was shoveled off the road...lol. Actually not funny, but I live in reality). My wife and me had just moved to another State...we figured it would be difficult, but WOW!
What I have found that really makes it rough are the 'junkies', the ones who Doctor-shop, the ones who flat out lie...the ones who 'walk' in and laugh it up in the waiting room...then stagger in with their 'walkers' and say they are a "10" and cry once in the office (I have seen this), then grumble and gripe in the parking lot when they are told what we are told and given a scrip for motrin. (haha)
I feel like slapping them in the mouth...And I have relatives who are junkie-scammers. We had to keep our meds under lock and key...and still watch them closely!
CP sufferers, even with records, x-rays, body-scan results and Dr recommondations from prior Pain-Clinics in hand are just not believed! (and I don't even compute my own as a "10"..."7-8" on a bad day) Complete new tests are ordered, while the new patient suffers and hopes their last scrip carries them through...to the point of halving them to make sure!
The junkies are clever...and were the ones who got obscene amounts of meds...which made it onto the streets for a nice profit. And the sad thing is...their 'best' customers are, you guessed it; CP patients who can't get meds!!!
Is it time for legit CP patients (who can prove it) to get loud and not shut up? or is it already too late?
Post Edited (Davy Navy) : 3/6/2011 2:22:36 AM (GMT-7)