Posted 10/26/2008 7:47 AM (GMT -6)
Not quite sure what to do, so I figured I would get some expert opinions. I go to a pain clinic. Their specialty is backs, special disc surgery, Trigger point injections, that type of thing. They also do botox for headaches. But I had seen them years ago when I had a muscle spasm set off by a compression fracture in my back so that is where my doctor referred me out to. I'm not overly happy with them as far as how they treat me, its basically, write a script for percocet and leave. But thats really all I need at this point. If my pain ever got worse, I would have to seek out a different pain clinic, I think. They don't really seem to understand belly pain. But for where I am now, pain wise, its fine.
Which brings me to my issue. I was just in the hospital for 4 days for what turns out to be a long standing migraine (week 10, it was never a sinus infection). Their treatment has actually made me worse, so I was sent home on dilaudid. It is the only thing that is making me able to function. BUT, I signed a contract with the pain clinic that I wouldn't take any pain meds from any other source. I have an appointment on Friday at the pain clinic. If I don't get tested, No problem. But, if I do, I'm busted. If I fess up ahead of time and tell that I am on dilaudid and why, they are going to want to be the ones to treat my migraines and quite frankly, I think that some of their practices are quackery. I really think that the head doctor is just there to have a flashy clinic, try new techniques, that don't always work, and make money.
I'm trying to get an appointment with a neurologist who specializes in headaches, hopefully this week. The guy who runs the pain clinic is an anesthesiologist. I want a neurologist.
So what do you say, Tell or Don't Tell?????????