Fibromyalgia by my Rheumotoligist. Due to how closely my family Dr. worked w/ my spelcialist he took care of my Rx writting. Of course over the yrs. Norco went to OcyContin 40 then to higher doses w/ Norco for the break through pain. Problem now is my family Dr. is retiring and he had given me the name of a pain management clinic, I thought great that's probably a good idea anyway. After 3 messages to the pain center w/in a wk. I get a call back. The lady was short and rude telling me we only do injections here. I called my GP who gave me another name. I'm telling my friend I got the name of another pain specialist. She stated she went there and had a horrible exp. and said she felt like a child. I looked the Dr up on the web only to find several very poor ratings. At this point I dont know how to go about finding a good pain management center. Does anybody have any suggestions or similar stories. This is also my first time using a support chat group; I figured it won't hurt. Thank you.
about 5 years ago I was seeing a physician and my circumstances were similar to yours with the exception the office manager advised my doctor my Insurance wasn't going to cover certain things and they told me I'd need to find another pain management resource, I had worked within the hospital system and had one particular physician who I looked upon as a good friend I asked people (friends) about their experiences and then asked him about a name that came up more than once I did go to this physician she is an internist with a degree in pain management it has been a special relationship, she has taken fantastic care of me. this was a good idea to look on the internet and also it's a good idea to ask people who you know and trust also hospital's usually have doctor's names who specialize in certain areas of medicine and at least our's gives you an idea of what he is like, Once you find someone who you click with be as open and honest with this individual as possible, it will be a little different seeing a pain management doctor than your past history but since these specialize in pain they sometimes (as I found out ) are able to find ways of knowing how to better help you because of their background in pain management, I wish you only the very best, I know anytime that you have to make a change it's not an easy or always comfortable thing to have to cope with remember this is a site filled with caring compassionate people if you have other questions or want various opinions then stick around or feel free to come back, we are all happy to help in any way that we possibly can once again I wish you the very best, Caringsonbj P.S. Hang in there you will find someone that will do a good job for you, also be sure that you don't let enough time elapse until you run out of your medications (just a thought) Good Luck!
I too have fibro amongst other ailments. Just keep looking for the right Dr. And don't be afraid to tell them they r fired for being dumb. I still haven't found a good Dr. I thought I had with my recent pcp but he ended up doing what all the other Dr's did. He didn't listen to me. He gage me an injection that I'm allergic too. He even lied to me when i asked if it was in the same family as my allergy. He said no u will b fine. After I ended up with anaphalaxis and a long day in the e.r. he finally called and said well I didn't think u were really allergic to it. Pretty much everyone has horror stories some are bad and some aren't so bad. When u go to so many Dr's you end up finding the had ones. Don't be afraid to talk to people higher up on the food chain. Dr's aren't gods.
Even tho' your doctor is retiring, with all the new rules from the FDA about writing pain scripts, even a lot of the Pain Mgmnt. docs are getting afraid to write them too. Because of prescrition drugs ending up on the streets, it has made it even harder for people with chrontic pain to find a dependable doctor for scripts today. You just have to keep trying. LaurieShay, a member of Drugs com knows a web site for you to find a good doctor where you can check them out on line. If she does not answer your question, I will try to find out what it is & let you know. They are using a lot of different meds for fibro pain like Cymbalta, Lyrica, & gabepentin. Maybe one of these would better manage you pain along with Norco for breakthrough pain. I also have fibro & many other pain conditions, so know where you are coming from. I wish you all the best...
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