Hi Serenitee, I am nini53 aka Kathy, I really feel for you, as a recovering alcoholic (23 yrs and still take it 1 day at a time), I know it can be difficult to get a doctor to get past that.
What everyone else has told is good info. please find a Pain Management doctor asap, a pm doctor will be able to help with the meds you need. They are (supposed to be) trained in the field of pain management. You may have to whats the saying kiss alot of frogs before you find your prince or princess in the pain management area. I sincerely hope it does not take you long.
I dont know what area you are in, which state, are you in US? No matter where you are, you should be able to find a good pain management doctor close enough to you.
I take public transportation, I take 3 buses and 3 trains once a month to see my pm doctor. He is well worth the trip. I will take this trip until well best not think about that. I am 58, I have been a chronic pain patient for well over 11 years. The first 2 years, I barely left my house unless it was to go to the doctor. Now I am all over the place. You will find different ways to do the things you did before you became a cp patient. Life is a precious gift, please try and keep that in your mind at all times.
Ok, enough lecturing, take the advise of the many people who have reached back out to you, you must know by now that you are not alone. You will never be alone, we are here 24/7.
Please take care of yourself, and remember you will never be alone. I hope you will be feeling better soon, and find the doctor you need. My prayers are with you.
degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, neuropathy, lumbar laminectomy july 1998 no help, rechargeable neurostimulator unit low right back w/lead wires to left side and right leg unit not working just sitting there.i am 57 years young in may will turn 58. i have 2 grown daughters, 25 and 29. i have 2 grandchildren, 9 year old grandaughter and 5 yr. old grandson