they are checking my blood for multiple myeloma every month,pain is severe, the pain management said i need to sign a consent form for a pain pump,or find a new doctor? i already refused one and wrote infection problems, so they are taking my pain meds away fast, i am down to 1/3 of my meds now, i go back the 16th, and no sign ,no meds? if i only had one pain problem i would be 1st in line! what to do? worried sick past 2 months?
I have had m.s since 2000, my spine has disc degerative disease, I have auttoammune disease?
- 10 Apr 2013 by stevewilliams
- 14 Apr 2013
- pain, multiple myeloma, blood disorders, doctor, pain management
Added 10 Apr 2013:
i have brain lesions and they just found a growth on my spine after a car wreck,that's why they are taking a blood panel every month, the doctor told a lot of us last visit no pain pump no doctor? i have had gang green in my rt arm and leg? they came close to removing them, i got sick on rebif, and avonex, been on copaxone for approx 10 years and strong pain meds from pain management doctors who keep getting closed down? 4 now??
Added 11 Apr 2013:
its not my blood check that is the problem, my urologist is a good doctor, he just will not prescribe pain meds? it is pain management telling me i have to take a pain pump or find a new doctor? can he refuse my condition because i will not sign a consent form? i am afraid of more infections?
I knew drs were crazed by the dea but yours is just plain heartless. You have very valid reasons for refusing a pump. Your dr is stupid. He makes you get a pump and you had a major infection he'd be letting himself open for a law suit. Can you find another pain dr? You also have very valid reasons for pain meds. Its a heck if a country who allows people to suffer in pain to prevent some idiot from killing himself with illegal drugs.
Steve, I'm so sorry you are going through all of this misery with the pain clinic. It sounds to me like you need to find a new pain management doctor --- quickly. How sad for patients who really, truly need pain management. You are right to refuse the pump. There are too many other meds that you could use to control your pain.
As far as the testing for multiple myeloma goes -- have they done a bone marrow biopsy and a 24-hour urine collection? Blood work might give a small indication of myeloma, but more intense testing is needed to definitively diagnose it. Yes, the blood work will give markers to indicate possible MM, but you need to push for more extensive testing if they seriously think you might have MM. It is a cancer that can lay dormant for years and then turn very aggressive quickly. The earlier it is diagnosed, the better. Start pushing the doctors for more testing now. I am a 9-year MM survivor. Mine was discovered by accident because of bronchitis at Stage 2. Best of health to you.
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