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   Posted 4/21/2012 10:50 AM (GMT -6)   
I have arude pain management dr. and i also have bad pain that i dont like to deal with.most part of it from when i was born with, bad hip and the spine that connect to it. problem now , just lately now got bad knee, an making evetyhing else worst. my dr, has given me one pain med. I cant sleep cuz it hurts and then i sleep all day and still hurt. my point is I need relief. I ask my dr and he say i compain too much,not what i want to hear, there is no correct way to put pain  in words, stop stero typing people like they had no problem. we are not famous and can get any med we want.  we dont have $ for it

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   Posted 4/21/2012 12:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi NotGettingHelp and welcome to the chronic pain forum. I am sorry that you have to be here but glad that you found us. It is tough enough living with chronic pain, but to have a dr that is not willing to listen and help is inexcusable. As a patient you should be heard by your dr and not told you are complaining too much, that is just wrong.

I do hope that you are in the process of looking for a new PM dr. Not only is your pain being undertreated, but you as a patient are being undertreated and the dr is not doing what you hired him to do. I have no idea where you live or how many PM drs are in your area, but even if you have to travel a little to see a good dr it is worth the drive.

Please keep us posted on how you are doing and if you have located a new dr. Take care....Susie
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not getting help
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Date Joined Apr 2012
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   Posted 4/21/2012 1:33 PM (GMT -6)   
asking?  iam looking for new p.m dr and seem to get only dr, that are in same area as my rude p.m dr. an he is  saying to refer me to risk pain  management. i only take one pill. pererset.  thx for your time

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   Posted 4/21/2012 4:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Unfortunately the biggest battle in pain management comes from finding the right doctor. Sometimes this can mean a pain management specialist or it can be a specialist in the field of what is the biggest cause of our pain and once in a while it can be finding a truly caring, understanding and knowledgeable family doctor.

One thing that almost seems universal though is when you switch doctors for pain management issues they all seem to go back to square one and you end up trying everything already tried again regardless of what is in your medical record and how many times you already tried it. Unfortunately we seem to have little choice but to play that game as it is pretty much their bat, their ball, their rules.

Good luck in your doctor hunt. Don't give up. You will find one that will work with you and that truly believes in pain management. It may mean traveling farther than you want to but that is better than hurting badly all the time.

One last thing. Try to be realistic in what to expect from managing your pain. Everyone would like to be pain free all the time, but that is often not possible. Many times the best that we can realistically expect is a reduction of pain to the point that is tolerable and that allows us to function better.
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