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   Posted 4/1/2010 11:54 AM (GMT -7)   
I had my doctors appointment today with my rheumy.

All I can say is....she stepped up to the plate!!!!! smilewinkgrin These last two days have been pretty bad, I was completely out of medication and really in pain. Last night was pretty bad and I woke up all night, so I called off work today and rested until my doctors appointment. I really was not sure what to expect at this point. I went in and right away my doctor looked at me and asked me if I had a migraine, I said no it's the pains in my body. So I went into her office, sat down and I explained to her what happened with the pain management doctor (this was not the doctor that my rheumy referred me to, but the PM she wanted me to see did not take my insurance, I went to another one that my primary doctor referred me to. So I told her everything that happened and what he said about pain medication, bio feed back...everything, she looked at me, told me she was sorry and at this point she was going to handle my pain management. I almost couldn't believe I was hearing this. So she said she wanted to put me on medication that is longer lasting than the short acting kind. She said she wanted to try oxy on me. I was feeling a little scared at first because I had never taken oxy and all I could think of was my sister-in-law that had passed away 3 years ago from breast cancer, she was the only person that I knew that had taken it before, and I knew it had to be strong. But after talking to my doctor she felt this was best and started me out on the lowest dosage, and also game me something for break thru and an actual plan for daily management. She also wants me to get a bone scan, and some blood work done to see if there is anything else going on. I really have to say that it was like a whole new doctor this time. It's like she could see the pain I was in and almost like she finally got needless to say I am ecstatic that she wants to work with me. Took my meds a little bit ago, it feels odd, but I know that any new medication can do that so I'm just relaxing at home taking it slow. She told me by Easter, I should feel much better. smilewinkgrin
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   Posted 4/1/2010 1:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad to hear that someone finally took you seriously! That's half the battle right there, if you ask me.
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   Posted 4/1/2010 2:02 PM (GMT -7)   
So happy to hear your doctor listened
i am very lucky in that way my family doc listens and discusses al with me
i was on oxys but i went off a decision i made for personal reasons but yes they did help i was on highest dosage..
take care and do keep up posted
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