I said I'd follow up so here goes...not too thrilled about
it at all. I finally got my appointment to the pain management doctor, he continued my medicines, he also looked over my ANA and RF results again and instead of it being negative as I was told last time, he said it was borderline. Okay, so he gave me Meloxicam which I was on before. I didn't get to talk about
anything other than to tell him that I thought the Savella may be working, at least my mind felt a littler clearer except for those few days, and that the Savella may be working at least 20%. He said even if it was 10% that's working so good.
I then told him about
my pain and he asked specifically where it was. I told him all over but that I did have a few spots that were more painful. He asked me to show him, I did, he asked me to lay on a table where he could see it. Then proceeded to pop my back. Okay wasn't expecting that. During and after he asked me three times "Are you sure you're not making this up?" I told him no and I can't imagine anyone wanting to make up pain that causes you not to be able to do regular activities. I feel insulted, and now just feel like he doesn't believe me and that I'm making it up. I don't want to even return to him, but for now I must. I called my insurance today and filed a grievance so that they can try and contact a Rhumey doctor for this area. The closest one is over 60 miles away. Hopefully that will come through soon. Right now, I am not sure what to do. If he thinks I'm making it up, then I can't see how he can help me. I really wanted to tell him a few choice words about
ethics but was quite.
I am feeling better about
the depression although I still intend to make an appointment. Well I have tried they must call me back. Can an Internist(?) doctor help until I can get a Rhumey doctor or should I try another pain management doctor? Thanks everyone for all your help. It's confusing sometimes when you don't know how to approach something. Dixie
P.S. Thank you, I feel relieved just getting that out of my mouth.
Asthma, Endometriosis, Bipolar I with panic attacks, TMJ, Degenerative Joint Disease, Hypothyroidism, GERD, Seborrheic dermatitis, Bursitis, Osteoarthritis, Murmur, Cervical Spondylosis
Post Edited (DixieDarlin) : 3/5/2013 5:11:40 PM (GMT-7)