I'm recently 23. And my appointment's at 2:30 or 2:40.
As for the minocycline, I was on it for at least 2 months or so. Dr. Nahas prescribes oxycodone for me, but it took a lot of failed treatments before we decided to start back on painkillers. I was on most of those drugs that I listed for at least a month or two before we moved on to something else. The zonegran I was probably on for about 6-8 months, this last time I took it. And I tried biofeedback, nerve stimulators, botox, nerve blocks and multiple hospitalizations (to name a few things).
I know they'll find something for you but generally it takes more than 2 weeks in the hospital to completely solve the problem. I know it's disappointing that they might discharge you without reaching 0 pain, but there are many reasons for this and it's not that they're giving up on you. First, being in the hospital for a long time can hurt more than it helps, unless you absolutely have to be there. Being treated with strong medications, being constantly drowsy, having a 24/7 IV, sitting in bed all day and the difficulty keeping up with hygeine are only a few of those problems. It can be extremely depressing, even if you do find things to do. Another factor might be how long your insurance is willing to pay for you being in the hospital. If they believe you aren't making progress with this approach, then they might not agree to pay for a longer stay. It's unfortunate how much our healthcare is affected by insurace companies.
Also, remember that just because they stopped treating you in the hospital doesn't mean that you won't recieve further, as well as new and different, treatment in the clinic. Even though IV medication takes less time to build up in your system it can still take a while before they can know if a drug is working. But be hopeful from the improvement that you've made and resolve to work toward eliminating the rise in pain. Don't be afraid to ask your doctor "what comes next?" and "what sort of things might we try in the future?" or even "what if these things don't work?" They're there to take care of you. Good luck!