I went to the new pain management doctor and to say the least, I was very dissapointed. My appointment was at 1:20, did not get into the exam room until 3:30. Then I didn't see the doctor for another 30 min. He did his exam thing, reviewed all the test results I had brought with me. He says he wants to do the epidural shots. Again, I am not wild about this idea at all. I don't want people messing around with needles and my spine. Plus, he says he does it under a floroscope(sp?) and does a mapping of the nerves to see which ones are causing pain. With each new sentence he was telling me, I was backing away from him in my mind. I said to him, I really don't know about this...I'm not comfortable etc. He did not even listen to me.
My orthopedic doctor who found everything that is wrong with my back gave me percocet 10/325. I was taking two of those 3 times a day and it helped. Did not take all the pain away, but I could function. This guy gives me something called Ultracet, which did *nothing*. So I tried for 4 days to get in touch with this guy. Never got a call back until the 5th day. Then he asks me what the other doc gave me, I told him, and then he calls my pharamacy with Vicodin. I give up. This does nothing either and I a sick of this. All I want is to be able to function and actually sleep at night.
Doctors do not listen as far as I am concerned.