My pain specialist (who does procedures) says they no longer take patients that are on the pain meds. He says the ones that are not on the pain meds are "happy" patients - that they don't see this with the patients that are on medications. Has anyone else encountered this?
hi EJ, sounds to me like you need to talk to another doctor.or tell the doctor you just saw that living in pain is no way to live. pain will make a persons life change for the worse. if he says the same stuff then ask him if he can recommend another doctor.if that doesn't work talk to your pharmacist and ask him if he can recommend someone.if your still in pain don't give up.
Sounds like your doc is trying to thin out his list of patients on opiate therapy only. Have you ever refused a procedure recommended? Ask him if there is any procedure you could benefit from and still be prescribed medication. It would be interesting to see the reaction. In the mean time, prepare yourself to seek help elsewhere. Make sure you have all your medical records, diagnosis, print outs from the pharmacy, etc. Also ask your pain doc to provide enough medication to hold you over until you can find a new doc to take over your care. I wish you the very best and hope you can find a new doc soon!
i thought they were there to help those of us who suffer from chronic pain be it from meds or procedures!i've had both meds and procedures .sometimes the procedures help and sometimes they don't !you have the right to live as pain free as possible!please search for another pain doctor .one who listen to you and together figure out what is best for you ! i'm a happy patient when i am in less pain and i'm sure you are too! wishing you the best !
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