I went to my Primary MD today--to review my on-going (8 months) pain in my upper right quadrant (ribs, shoulder, neck, mid-back, right arm going numb/purple) and my anxiety....etc....
Well--he kept focusing on my "anxiety/depression" (even did a 'test' to see if I am Bi-polar)---and when we FINALLY talked about my recurring pain (never healed/fix itself WHATEVER) he pretty much told me one of three things: 1) I can go and see a Rheumatologist (although my tests came back negative), 2) Continue to see the Back/Sports Med MD (I have an appt. on 1/18) and see what he thinks---- 3) gave me a script for Klonopin to use PRN---"just in case", AND (oh, yes...a #4) come back and see me in THREE MONTHS!
UM---HELLO?!!! I am still in pain here---aren't there ANY other tests we can do to see if there's anything else going on with me? Those 4 things don't make my pain go away! MY PAIN IS REAL---it's there---it limits me! UM---HELLO!
Now, WTH do I do?
(yes, I also posted this on the Chronic Pain Board b/c he said I may have "chronic Regional Pain Syndrome"........... )Laurel