and that he will wean me off of pain meds as he believes it is important to "learn how to live with pain". Although he's not a specialist, his clinic claims to have it all. He's a real business man and whatever the ailment, he has the cure. He does not refer patients to pain doctors, or any other doctors for that matter. All problems are handled at his clinic and I'm NOT exaggerating. I've been on pain meds for the past two years, I've always been honest and up front with my previous pain doctor, and now suddenly I'm supposed to learn how to live without pain meds. I would greatly appreciate advice from any of my fellow sufferers out there. I'm afraid.
You need to cancel any future appointments with this doctor.
Definitely find Another Dr... Asap...
This doctor sounds like he thinks he is God & he runs a church instead of a dr. office.
Trust me I have been to alot of drs. & this man cannot just Tell you things are ALL in your head & then dismiss all of the other drs. You have seen in the past.
So run as fast as you can from this quack.
And find another doctor that will listen to you.. You should also get any medical information from your Drs. in Maine transferred over to the Next primary you find. Just an idea most Hospitals have doctors they can refer you to. You just need to give the Hospital a call & they can give you a few Reputable.Drs.
Hi bloggermom, and welcome. I may have a different idea. I don't know what is wrong with you, but perhaps this doctor has good ideas. Maybe it is a possibility that you don't need pain meds, and wouldn't that be a welcome change. I wish that I had gone down that route a long time ago.Now they tell me now that I have been on pain meds for so long, that it will take almost a year to get off of them, and the rebound pain that I would experience. It's just an idea. Perhaps this doctor utilizes nutrition and supplements, as the human body is meant to heal itself. But then again, I truly believe in trusting your instincts, so if you think that this guy is just out to make lots of money, then run, and find another doctor. I just know that I was on a BUNCH of medications, and I got off of them myself, and haven't felt this well in years.
Best wishes to you!!
Psychomatic or something in your head-I had a few like that. Check out the other doctors, and don't burn your bridges with this one. He might be the best of the lot. He probably was a teen-ager or a pre-med in the "Embrace the pain" period. That was such an odd movement because everyone was snorting coke, go to the ER and get a few hundred codeine, etc. Actually I've done that-not the coke-but embrace the pain-it's an odd mental state. Odd state- that's because it's so simple and logical-Fish and Game handle and investigate murders, etc in small towns-rural areas. NM Livestock inspectors used to do that-but we've got a big population. Be careful when checking out new doctors- why don't you ask neighbors or people at grocery stores about doctors. Sya, "Hi, I'm new here, who do you think is a good doctor here?" You wouldn't be the first one to ask that question. Good luck--
Hi bloggermom, This doctor sounds like a bit of a tool, if you don't mind me saying that. Find another doctor, hopefully a pain specialist.
Anytime a doctor tells you that something is "all in your head" run, do not walk, right out of his/her office! What a jerk! It really sounds as if this guy has a God complex.
Hope you can find a better doctor and soon!
Bloggermom, I can honestly say I feel your pain, as well as your confusion from this so-called "doctor's" response. Any doctor that tells a patient to "just live with the pain" is an arse IMO! I was treated like that for a long time, before finally being diagnosed with fibromyalgia. "It's all in your head," "deal with it like an adult," and "just take aspirin," were common responses by the medical community. Because of the lack of proper care for my pain, it got worse and worse. By the time I was finally diagnosed properly (by a chiropractor), ten years had gone by and I was having suicidal thoughts daily. Living with terrible pain on a daily basis, without relief, is not a quality life.
Please seek out a pain specialist. If you have insurance that requires you to see a general practitioner first, seek out a different one than the guy you have... and FAST! The fact that you call him "a real businessman" is reason enough to get away from him. He sounds like he has a God complex... a doctor that thinks they can cure any ailment is certainly not dealing with a full deck. ?Heck, even the chiropractor that finally diagnosed me properly suggested I seek out a pain management doctor who could work in tandem with his treatments! You know why? Because he actually CARED about me having a quality life, and did not want to see me suffer needlessly!
Please take care, Bloggermom. You are worth far better treatment than what you have been tolerating. You deserve less pain and a lot more care!
I would be afraid too!. I sure hope that you will follow the unanimous adamant advice above. He's no doctor to relieve pain. Something of a quack I would say. Years ago I saw a dentist who said that he didnt believe in pain pills. Wonder how many patients he kept through the years. Not me.
Wow, I'm sorry you're having to go through this. The new GP sounds like a real sympathetic guy.
You might try investigating pain management doctors in your area and then getting a referral to the one you've picked from your former pain management doctor. It sounds like you had a good relationship with him and it may be reassuring to a new pm dr to hear that you were compliant and cooperative with your previous pm dr. At any rate, that's just a thought for you on my part. I wish you the best of luck! :)
This guy does not have the patients interest at heart, does he claim to be a heart surgeon too? What a charlatan. There is a reason we have specialists no one person can have the expertise that specialists brings to all the disparate learning's that are needed to correctly treat patients. Hope you can change...
Hi bloggermom! Good luck with your quest to find another doctor.
If you do have to deal with this new GP again, my suggestion is to be more like him & "bully" him back. Don't take any guff. I've had a few doctors with God complexes, and nurses too, and when I started being mean to them like they were to me, they sure changed their tunes!
I hope that your situation changes very soon. All the best to you bloggermom!
from Wendy :) "LiverLips"
Bloggermom, I am so sorry you are going through this idiosy with this quack. He says it is all in your head even though the MRI shows it is not? He will not refer his patients to specialists? What's his problem? Personally I think he won't refer his patients to other doctors because he doesn't want other doctors to know what an idiot he is. Nonetheless, remember that just like any other service you pay for, your doctor is working for YOU. You are doing HIM a favor for helping to pay for his Jaguar and Summer home in the Hamptons. Doctors are NOT gods and it is our job to remind them of that if they get too high on themselves. Don't be afraid to question him or to fire him. It is your right. I have fired doctors (do it in writing) and I have told doctors off. This kind of situation chaps my chops because I have been there with the "it's all in your head".
Maybe if some of these doctors had something in their heads besides inflated egos they could do their jobs and take care of their patients. Alot of us would suffer far less. I hope you have found another doctor by now. Sorry for ranting, but I believe doctors (I use the title loosely) like yours can be dangerous!
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