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F*** THE DR! IM DONE! update appt made

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Update 2 : 

I made an appointment today with a new rheumatologist. I go in a few weeks. We will see how this goes. wish me luck


update 1:    

EDIT: I have osteoarthritis and possibly fibromyalgia 

Also, i have some discs that are malformed but the doctor said those should not be causing any pain.

I think I will see a rheumatologist. I just called my PCP and asked for a referral. 


IM SICK OF LIVING IN PAIN EVERY DAY. DAY IN AND DAY OUT. IM MISERABLE. I have multiple medical conditions that cause chronic back and joint pain and I am just done. My dr. is undertreating the pain and refuses to write anything more to help with the pain. I am tired of following that dr.'s orders on how to take the pain medication. I have been more than compliant and patient for over two years trying to figure out what is going on and getting the meds straightened out. The dr. still will not write more medication and the amount I am on is a freaking joke. I take it in the AM just to get out of the f*cking bed and get my kid off to school in the morning. I get a couple of hours of pain relief, believe me I take advantage of this time because if I don't nothing will get done here. After that, all I do is live in misery. So, I have decided that instead of having a couple hours of pain relief each day, I will take the medication every 4-6 hours as needed instead of once daily. (it is not an extended release medication and it is usually written for 4-6 hrs even says on the bottle to take that way) I will run out after a week or two but I would rather have a week or two of my old life back than have a couple hours each day and then follow up with miserable pain. I'm going to hate myself when I run out, but DAMMIT IM SICK OF IT. My kids are suffering because I am MEAN when I am in such pain and when I am not mean I'm just laying on the couch shifting and squirming because I am hurting so bad. Mommy want to go to the park? Fuck no. I'm just gonna lay here and wish for death to come swiftly. but it never does. It never fucking does. Nope, not with what God has decided to punish me with. I'm just gonna wish for it but it will never come. I hate myself. I hate my body and I hate this life. My kids aren't happy and neither am I. I need to go to work but my god I know I can't make it through a shift without taking more medication. I went to a birthday party last weekend, I have paid for that ever since. I don't go to the park with the kids anymore, hell I don't even let them go outside anymore. (they are both under 5) I just can't chase after them and pick them up, or swing them, or anything. I certainly can't stand for long periods of time and I damn sure can't sit in a lawn chair. God help me. I just want out of this. 


Before you suggest I go to another doctor think about this, I have been seeking a diagnosis for this crap for at least 7 years. I finally got a diagnosis (at least for one thing, the other thing the dr. just keeps saying I have all but ONE of the symptoms needed for the diagnosis of) The main thing that has kept me with this doc is that I don't want to look like a druggie just looking for pain pills. I don't want to be one of those people who look like they are doctor shopping. I just want ONE doctor to go to. I want that ONE doctor to do their job and fix me. at this point I would be happy if they just put a damn epidural in for life and stick my ass in a wheelchair. Just numb it all from the neck down. I don't care. Just take away the pain. 


Oh yea, because it is cafemom I will say this: if you come in here and you have never lived with chronic pain or you think everyone is a  drug addict, just leave. Don't waste my time with your stupid snotty hateful remarks. your ignorant and I don't want to hear it. 

I'm going to take a lortab. 

If you live in pain and just want to bitch about it, comment below.

Posted by Anonymous on Dec. 5, 2012 at 9:57 AM
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Elyce225
by Ruby Member on Dec. 5, 2012 at 7:40 PM
Ok, that makes sense. I would be willing to be that they are just covering their asses by not giving you medicine. Tell them straight up that you are stable and need relief. We have turned downed patients who have been previously been dx'd with depression until they spoke up (and signed a contract).

I'm sorry you are in pain :( it's so frustrating.


Quoting beethann:

When I got pregnant I started to have anxiety with some depression. I have dealt with depression on and off through out life, since I was a teenager. Nothing major. After my pregnancy, July 2011, I was diagnosed with adjustment disorder mixed with anxiety and depression. I saw a therapist a few times but she basically was just trying to help me fill my days and help decide what to do now that I was a stay at home and how to adjust. Once I felt fine I stopeed seeing her. It was silly. 

Last month when I ASKED to be referred to the pain management clinic because my neurologist and dr. said I was at the end of the line as far as preventatiaves go (which is a LIE) I had to go through a pysch eval to be in the program. I was diagnosed with MDD, per my medical records, they didn't tell me that though, I saw it through my online medical records. I'm not sure how, I'm not depressed. I take Celexa for anxiety. I'm happy as ever, minus the fucking headaches! Maybe Im in denial! Maybe I'm just a big lunatic, who knows!

Quoting Elyce225:

What a joke! Find a new Dr, again.



I don't mean to assume or insult but do you have a mental illness? Have you told the Dr upfront that you want pain meds?



(If you are not mobile can you cut the quote tree please).





m seeing a pain managment specialist right now and they are making me do Imagery therapy 


*rolls eyes*



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Elyce225
by Ruby Member on Dec. 5, 2012 at 7:45 PM
It was a joke among the staff for chronic pain (we literally joked about using it). I personally do not think it will help for someone with migraines. For relaxation therapy, sure. We would refer a chiro before we did imagery therapy.


Quoting Anonymous:

Guided imagery is often used for pain managment. The fact that they asked you to do that doesn't necessarily mean they think you are depressed or have mental issues. the perfect example is the laboring woman. They use that to distract you from acute pain or to allow you to excape momentarily. It does help to some degree. Just don't fall asleep when your doing it and in severe pain. You can end up with freaky dreams (more like nightmares). lol. I know first hand. hahaha

Quoting beethann:

When I got pregnant I started to have anxiety with some depression. I have dealt with depression on and off through out life, since I was a teenager. Nothing major. After my pregnancy, July 2011, I was diagnosed with adjustment disorder mixed with anxiety and depression. I saw a therapist a few times but she basically was just trying to help me fill my days and help decide what to do now that I was a stay at home and how to adjust. Once I felt fine I stopeed seeing her. It was silly. 

Last month when I ASKED to be referred to the pain management clinic because my neurologist and dr. said I was at the end of the line as far as preventatiaves go (which is a LIE) I had to go through a pysch eval to be in the program. I was diagnosed with MDD, per my medical records, they didn't tell me that though, I saw it through my online medical records. I'm not sure how, I'm not depressed. I take Celexa for anxiety. I'm happy as ever, minus the fucking headaches! Maybe Im in denial! Maybe I'm just a big lunatic, who knows!

Quoting Elyce225:

What a joke! Find a new Dr, again.



I don't mean to assume or insult but do you have a mental illness? Have you told the Dr upfront that you want pain meds?



(If you are not mobile can you cut the quote tree please).





m seeing a pain managment specialist right now and they are making me do Imagery therapy 


*rolls eyes*




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helema24
by on Dec. 5, 2012 at 7:53 PM

 what they wont tell you is its all the meds and chemicals in our food doing it!! my spine is curved like my moms and i know from what she went through mine will only get worse. ive shrunk an inch and  ahalf in the past 6 years and am now experiencing the first symptoms of what may be fibromialgia. on top of all of that im prediabetic and have a weird thing with my heart that may show that i have  aheart condition like my mother. i also have partila seizures that do weird things to my body and a hard time losing weight without medical intervention. it seems that every thing that runs in my family wants to pile up on me. on top of it cancer runs in my family so i have that to be weary of..... dern it and when i see all this on a child i get ten times more sad because they are so innocent and havent seen much of th eworld and yet they are given all of the trials of an adult!!

Quoting Anonymous:

I really hate when doctors perpetuate the belief that arthritis is something old people get. My daughter was diagnosed at 11. We have gone to family camp and seen two year olds with arthritis.

Quoting helema24:

 you may also want to see a chiropractor that that rhumentologist recomends. i was diagnosed with arthritis when i was 23 and the dr said i was too young for it....and it is worse that my husband sometimes makes fun of me when im in pain but when hes in pain hes like a baby.....i tols ghim in going to a chiropractor cause my mom did for several issues and they helped. my dad bassically carried her in and she walked out that day.

 

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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Dec. 5, 2012 at 8:54 PM

It worked well for me when I was in labor. Doesn't work so well for me with chronic pain but it worked for acute pain. When I try to use it for the chronic pain I end up focusing on the painful areas and it just gets worse. 

Quoting Elyce225:

It was a joke among the staff for chronic pain (we literally joked about using it). I personally do not think it will help for someone with migraines. For relaxation therapy, sure. We would refer a chiro before we did imagery therapy.


Quoting Anonymous:

Guided imagery is often used for pain managment. The fact that they asked you to do that doesn't necessarily mean they think you are depressed or have mental issues. the perfect example is the laboring woman. They use that to distract you from acute pain or to allow you to excape momentarily. It does help to some degree. Just don't fall asleep when your doing it and in severe pain. You can end up with freaky dreams (more like nightmares). lol. I know first hand. hahaha

Quoting beethann:

When I got pregnant I started to have anxiety with some depression. I have dealt with depression on and off through out life, since I was a teenager. Nothing major. After my pregnancy, July 2011, I was diagnosed with adjustment disorder mixed with anxiety and depression. I saw a therapist a few times but she basically was just trying to help me fill my days and help decide what to do now that I was a stay at home and how to adjust. Once I felt fine I stopeed seeing her. It was silly. 

Last month when I ASKED to be referred to the pain management clinic because my neurologist and dr. said I was at the end of the line as far as preventatiaves go (which is a LIE) I had to go through a pysch eval to be in the program. I was diagnosed with MDD, per my medical records, they didn't tell me that though, I saw it through my online medical records. I'm not sure how, I'm not depressed. I take Celexa for anxiety. I'm happy as ever, minus the fucking headaches! Maybe Im in denial! Maybe I'm just a big lunatic, who knows!

Quoting Elyce225:

What a joke! Find a new Dr, again.



I don't mean to assume or insult but do you have a mental illness? Have you told the Dr upfront that you want pain meds?



(If you are not mobile can you cut the quote tree please).





m seeing a pain managment specialist right now and they are making me do Imagery therapy 


*rolls eyes*





Chasesmum3109
by Platinum Member on Dec. 7, 2012 at 2:16 PM
http://www.aralifestyle.com/article.aspx?userfeedguid=2d694aa8-8f73-48a5-9371-66e83e7ff7c7&articleid=3549&comboid=23429&Source=Taboola

Hey I found this article online in hopes you get relief. Maybe run this by your dr along with asking about synvisc. They have free samples on the website. Good luck! I hope it all works out for you!
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 15 on Dec. 7, 2012 at 2:23 PM
I called my doctor today for a refill of pain meds. Whoever answered the phone, would not let me talk to the doctor or her nurse (whom I am suppose to ask for). Wouldn't let me hold. Doctor is only working 1/2 day today (I bet she is gone). :(
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