Doctors think Im out for the pain killers... they think Im crazy. well I guess I am. but it is... to much pain to deal with. will someone please help
I have back problems resulting in chronic low back pain, sciatica, and osteoarthritis. My Spine Specialist thought the same thing and informed my doctor after my first visit with him last year. I was sent to a Psychologist/Psychiatrist team because he thought my psychological issues were causing my pain, even with tests showing injuries and the results of the injuries over time. The mental health professionals are aware that my depression could cause the pain to be harder to deal with or more intense but they are adamant that my depression is not CAUSING the pain. He then sent me to a physical therapist who also believes the pain I am experiencing. I had my last appointment with him two weeks ago and he said he wants me off of EVERYTHING I am on, which scares the hell out of me because whether or not the depression aggravates it, I am still experiencing pain. Today my psychiatrist told me she wishes she could prescribe the medications to me but it is out of her "jurisdiction" per say. Tomorrow afternoon is my appointment with my regular physician, the doctor who (since March) has made my life worth living, and he looks up to the Spine Specialist who has pretty much screwed me over b/c of a prior addiction years ago and the fact that I'm 26 and upset that I've been in a stand still life wise for a couple of years. I have a Rheumatologist who gave me a referral to a new Spine Specialist, but I have yet to hear back from them to make an appointment. I'm scared to death. Nobody understands it unless they have been through it, and I'm scared if he takes me off my medication, I'm going to lose my quality of life which in turn will make me lose my will to live. I've already been there and I can't imagine going back.
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