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An_250521 posted:
Hello I have been suffering in pain for over 6 years I am 26 years old and have a seizure disorder in which caused bulging discs whip lash nerve pain. I have had MRI's done also the procedure to test nerves where they stick you with needles and apply shocks. Both show disc problems and nerve problems. I have had injections ( which did help the first few times but now do nothing but apply unessary pressure in my back).
My previous Dr kicked me out because of violating an agreement...
she did not do injections so she referred me to a dr who does and she said I can not have two pain management dr's but the thing is she was my neurologist too. I feel so terrible and defensless I don't think it was fair at all now I have to look for a neurologist and pain dr. I have not been on pain treatments in 2 years because they made me feel as if Im a drug abuser. What to do?
ctbeth responded:
Hi Anon.
I just wrote a two-paragraph reply to you and Windows needed to update the exact second before I posted. It's gone

Foremost, most contracts state that you (we) cannot get schedules controlled meds from more-than one MD. It does not say that we cannot see more-than one MD.

Second, you have more than pain to cope with; you have a seizure disorder and require neurologist care.

Third, your medical records are your property! I urge you to request copies from this MD. They do have a right to keep the originals, but you must be provided copies upon request. They can charge you for them, but it may be worth it. Please read the contract carefully.

Fourth, there is a 211 service that is active in most of the USA. It is a community INFO and referral nfp. Their job is to assist persons to locate agencies and services that are available in your community. They may be able to help you find a medical- legal advocate.

Finally, the medical commissioner of your state should be made aware of what has happened to you. This MD may have violated her practice guidelines by dismissing you.

This is horrible! Please keep us updated.

Best wishes,

77grace responded:
Hi an250521,
I am sorry that you are having difficulty with this Dr.!I'm not sure how you suppossedly did something wrong but it doses'nt sound right to me!
I agree that if one of them is a nueroligist you definatly need her because of the seizure's!I've had them too!BUt maybe somehow inn different times they both prescribed drugs?Thats my guess and now they resalize the mistakee!Am I Close?
I'm herew for you 77grace
lookingforanswer replied to ctbeth's response:
I will certainly take you advise and contact Medical commissioner on the matter. Thank you.
lookingforanswer replied to 77grace's response:
Somewhat, My neurologist/pain manager (same person) refered me to another pain management specialist to give me injections in my back and apparently by doing so I violated her "can not be treated by more than one pain management dr." I understand that point and told her I would go with them but they also dismissed me because I was still seeing her BUT I had to she was my neurologist. So its a big Pickle Im in. I am gonna take the persons advise above and see what my rights are but I recently made an appointment with another Neuroligist to be seen for my epilepsy. But as far as Pain management I don't know I have been suffering for some time now kind of lost trust with them.

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