I think my MD just 'washed his hands' of me --WTH?

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   Posted 1/7/2008 1:33 PM (GMT -6)   
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?  mad eyes mad
(yes, I also posted this on the Chronic Pain Board b/c he said I may have "chronic Regional Pain Syndrome"........... redface   redface redface confused )Laurel

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   Posted 1/7/2008 7:09 PM (GMT -6)   
The more I think of my visit with him today--the more I will just think that my problem is beyond his expertise---and am hoping I will have better luck with the Specialist.......

I forgot to mention-----I got a script for 90 days of Klonopin! WHOA---that's a lot for me---I use it PRN---but, he feels that since I won't see him for three (3) months---?


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   Posted 1/7/2008 7:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Laurel I've had doctors "give up" on me in the past.  Sometimes due to inexperience, sometimes due to exasperation.  With us tricky cases they just don't know what to do when we wont fit into one of there little boxes.  Don't take it personally.  Hopefully the specialist can help you out, or if you feel you need more support get another doctor.  There can never be too many second opinions.  In my opinion!! Keep us posted Laurel.

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   Posted 1/8/2008 2:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi hun
Personally if it were I I would seek another opinion or /and find another doc as Meg has posted I do not think you are being addressed nor is your issues with pain being addresses appropriately IMHO
The amount of the pills would be for the 3 mths yes ........

I am so sorry there are docs out there that just dont seem to care or as was said dont have a clue
PLEASE do find out if you can find another Doc or get proper pain help from your Rheumy

Let us know plz

Take care.....LYN
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