my doctor Tuesday said if i refuse to sign for a pain pump find a new doctor? i am mad and tired of paying doctors every month, and get no help? they close every pain management clinic down? i go through withdrawal then a m.s episode severe??? sick of pain! ready to call it quits? depressed, he took 4 30mgmsir pills last visit to put me in pain so i will take a pump? he said i have to sign or leave?no medication?
I would be angry too being left with no choice. I would imagine you are feeling coerced but why not try the pain pump? Especially if you have tried a lot of other stuff with no success? Perhaps it will be what really works for you. A lot of people who have pumps wish they would have done them long before they did. It sounds like it would be a good option for you since you have so much going on! You probably wont be able to get good enough relief with just pills. It is still pain medicine. It is just delivered directly to the spine rather than travel all through your body. It sounds like he IS trying to help you.
Have you tried accupucture? I have a lot of chronic pain issues but lately dealing with a herniated disc! Like I needed one more thing. The accupuncture is helping ease the pain. Any relief is wanted! I would consider this along with some form of water therapy. I have seeked any form of medical help from holistic,conventional and traditional. If you need the pump get it but keep seeking alternatives. Easier to cut back medication slowly then being stopped and started. I feel that must make everything worse for you. Let me know what else you have tried.
This is how his doctors appointment should have gone. First the doctor should have said we've tried these pain medications, but to no avail. Next the doctor should of suggested the pain pump. After all the doctor has the knowledge here. However, we as chronic patients are pretty knowledgeable as well. Now, once the doctor realized he didn't want the pump, as a next step the doctor should have asked the patient do you have any ideas of your own that we haven't thought of or should try? If not the doctor should've said I would like to consult with my colleagues, I will get back to you ASAP and hopefully we can come to some type of conclusion we both can agree own?
p.s maybe Steve didn't want to carry a pain pump or maybe he didn't want others to know he needed one? I'm just speculating. The bottom line: is the doctor and the patient have to work together. good luck. bestpup
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