I am nervous about an up coming appt. I have with a pain specialist. I have 2 bulging discs (MRI shows), and a lot of pain and stiffness that go along with it. I have had several bad experiences with doctors not taking me seriously. Once I had to see a neurologist for migraines. He asked me if I was an anxious person. When I said yes, he told me to do yoga and left the exam room. I left without even an aspirin. I think this happens a lot with women, I don't know. Can anyone share with me how to get a dc to take your pain seriously and not blow you off? I also don't want to come across as being a bully either. any ideas are welcome. thanks