My doctor blew me off and said it was just anxiety. Meanwhile, another doctor I was seeing in the practice wanted to do surgery for adhesions. I'm not looking to get high. I am in severe pain everyday. I do not appreciate this label because I'm only telling the truth about my symptoms. Where do I go from here?
28 Apr 2013
I recently demanded a copy of my file and found that the doctor who saw me when my regular doc was gone had arbitrarily labeled me as difficult and confrontational. Now, my usual physician that I've seen for 5 years had never even brought this up, but the yahoo that had seen me twice was able to enter this in my record, potentially affecting all of my subsequent medical treatment. I was able to have it expunged, but had I not gotten a copy of my records - and read it thoroughly - I would have never known. I now ask for a hard copy of my files annually. It costs 10cents per page.
28 Apr 2013
I understand what your feeling. This is a problem I am having. I have been told my adhesions could get worse after surgery, so they dont want to do surgery or give me med's. I think that Adhesions form from scar tissue from previous surgery's. Adhesions can not be identified unless they go in and look with surgery, but adhesions do not show up on x-rays. Doctors want to have valid reasons to give pain medicines and even though u have real pain, it is hard to prove. They want to protect their licenses and dope heads have ruined it for people who really need medicine. Find a Doctor who will understand what u are going through and help you. Pain management doctors might treat you without labeling you. They are specialized and like I said your medical problems are hard to justify. I would talk to your doctor about your concern's with labeling you. Tell him how you feel.
29 Apr 2013
As others have stated, pain management is horrible in this country and all doctors are afraid.. I had the same issue but until you are actually have a "name" for your condition and medical data that supports it, it's almost impossible to get this off your record even then it's almost impossible. I had to go back to the Doctor that labeled me with all my records and prove that I was not "drug seeking", only the doctor that put that on you can really take it off.. and most of the time they don't care. I really sorry.. I did all this and it's still there, but thankfully they figured out what was wrong and those are the notes, so to speak, that most doctors' go by... In your situation, as it stands, I don't really know of a way to change it.
29 Apr 2013
I feel so bad for you!! I had this same problem about 15 years ago. I had bad pelvic pain that would double me over and keep me in bed for weeks at a time. I was in my 20's , I had 3 kids, I had my tubes tied. After my third child I had a partial Hysteroctomy and was told that would take care of the pelvic pain, well... it didn't. within 4 weeks, I was back to the doctor and the emergency room with severe pelvic pain. It turned out that I had Endometriosis, but it took many doctors, amd most of them labeled me as an addict seeking pain killers! (I did end up with a drug problem later, but that had nothing to do with that! I didn't develope a problem until 5 years AFTER they did the surgery to stop the endometriosis) I finally found a doctor who gave me the proper diagnosis, they removed my ovaries, which is a last resort, but a permanant solution to getting rid of the pelvic pain due to Endometriosis.
If you haven't been checked for this, get checked and find a doctor who specializes in Endometriosis! some women can be covered on the inside with Endo and not have a twinge of pain and some women can have a very small , hidden spot that is hard to find and be in tremendous pain.
Sorry for the extra long post, I just wanted to let you know what I went through and let you know that you are not the only one out there who has been treated that way. Just keep looking for a doctor who will listen to you and don't let them walk all over you!!
I hope that I was able to help you some. keep telling the truth about your symptoms and eventually someone will listen. :)
Good luck to you Parabritt21 :)
26 May 2013
"Just anxiety." Nice. Have you tried any group therapy? If you go to group or private sessions (of course I don't know if you have insurance) for your anxiety then it is harder for anyone to say you do not have it.
In other words try to get some treatment for your anxiety.
On line is a nifty handbook written by a doctor named 'The Intractable Pain Patient's Survival Guide." Even though you may not fit into this category exactly it is extremely helpful.
I wish your Doc could live in your body for a week. Then she/he would not be so smug. What a disgrace to humanity these thugs are.
Again, best to you, and all who suffer from our terrible "sick maintenance system". I include myself, but that goes without saying.
Re: Red Flag
No good ideas. Maybe call your local free civil law services and ask them for help? If you are disabled maybe there are organizations that can help.
Maybe complain about this Doc and contact your state licensing board?
You can first try your the Board of Health, and they might help act as a mediator. Perhaps.
Have you tried asking this dope to un-flag you? Maybe just say you were in terrible pain, and having a bad day? Sorry, I know this doc is an idiot, but the doc has the power so sad to say.
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