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Pain drs and how can all patients just be cut off because doc is shutdown. I need to find a new pain management who is real and has kind hearted understanding staff. Severe injury!
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DeniedMyMeds posted:
Hi i am new to the site and well I think that it is sad how a dr can be closed down leaving patients to find a new path. What i am saying is that i was severely injured several times in my life. One time i barely survived. These injuries have left me with severe chronic pain issues. Now the hospital has referred me to another hospital for pain management and recommended i continue same pain med treatment. The hospital says they do not treat with medication only injections. Seems no one wants to help someone. Ive been through physical therapy had injections ana all. Ive also seen over 20 drs in the past 11 years since first was injured...(for an answer how to heal or rehab my injuries) at no point asking for med. So i should not be labelled and i am extremely offended as I am a former personal trainer who didnt even want pain meds! Sad huh? Now i am left with no pain meds and what feels like I am forced to be a so called seeker. I will not let these people bring my mind down and i will spend my life trying to share that not all pain patients are a fraud or a druggie. I have a daughter who I am trying to raise and this is horrible as spring is here with daddy having no meds! Anyone relate??? I could really use some support or advice...Thanks all
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77grace responded:
Hi and Welcome,
I can see that you are in quit a delema but,you did not explain what happened,why you have no Dr. now and what meds?If we knew a little more we could respond better!But I can tell it's a real drag!
I know for me ,being in chronic pain for over 20 years I really do understand your pain and many years ago I was cut off of Pain meds but back then I had a problem and the Dr. did what he had to!That's a whole different story!
So,what happened??
Take care 77grace
 
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smann68 responded:
Dear DeniedMyMeds,

First of all, welcome to our community.

Second, it seems to me like if your current hospital referred you to another hospital, that you should have no trouble getting into see a pm doctor at the hospital that you were referred to.

Maybe I'm missing something?

It is awful how you can just be dropped by a doctor w/out any way to get the meds that you need!

But, I'm not clear as to why you can't get them from the hospital that you were referred to????

We all here do understand what you're going through and do want to help.
alwaysinpain
 
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77grace responded:
Hello again,
I replied fto your messa\ge a couple of cays ago and I see that you left this message 3 days ago ,how's it going ,any changes ?have you checked these replies to you??
Please let us know!
Hope things are better for you,77grace
 
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DeniedMyMeds replied to 77grace's response:
Hello and thank you for being so kind hearted. My Pain dr apparantly has been targeted by the dea. Bummer huh?! So i was unsure what to do. Got so depressed. Cannot get my file fom him now! I ended up going to the hospitol..they treated me for the stomach bug and pain. I got sick with a horrible stomach bug same time as this happened. My daughter gave me it lol. Aghh it was horrible...vomiting and fever. The vomiting put my pain at an 11/10. Omg it was horrible!!! Radiating pain at its worst. So i got 3 325mg tylenol extra strength and morphine iv as well as 4 bags of water/saline for dehydration. One day i will never forget! So i explained about my meds...Oxycontin 60mg 2x day, oxycodone hcl 5mg as needed, neurontin 600 3x day, cymbalta 90mg 1x day, valium 5mg as needed. They felt bad for me. First nurse said no one will be prescribing pain meds anymore! Well thats not true. I was labeled and could tell. I told her i was not there to seek pain meds. I said im sick. She left at 6pm. My pain increased laying in the bed with no pain meds and the fever. She never even checked my temp. Next nurse who came in for night shift immediately said omg. You are in pain arent you?!? I was like yea and im cold. I asked for another blanket. She was the one who gave me tylenol and morphine. I even told her how i said to first nurse i dont want pain med. I didnt want to be labeled a seeker. She was so kind and said oh no im going to get you meds now. So i went through all types of testing. To make sure kidneys were ok and organs. I was tender in my tummy during a test they did. Cat scan, xrays, bloodwork, urine work, etc. They determined i was sick as a dog and it made my pain skyrocket. I was out of it i hadnt eaten all day and nothing stayed down. I forgot to mention the gave me iv of chemo nausea meds too i was that nauseus. That was the only reason i held the 2 big cups of catscan drink in me. The hospitol released my 13 hrs later. They gave me a referral to another hospitols pm. I called and the other hospitol said we dont accept referral from hospitols. Your referral has to come from your family dr, well my pm was also my fam doc. He was a top notch dr. So since my first post i am back with a fam doc i saw as a kid. He should be calling me monday with my referral. I found a new pain dr who seems to appear top notch also. I am planning if i get my referral monday to see him as soon as possible. To all I highly recommend saving a few of your tablets every month because you never know what the next month will throw your way! Life is tough and we all know the twists and turns it takes. Save xtra..even if its 2 extra a month. You may need them some day!!! Hope this was more clear. I feel like i wrote a book here lol. Pain is going up ive been typing so long lol. Hope all is well everyone..
NOT EVERYONE IS A FRAUD! INJURIES DO HAPPEN AND PAIN IS AN UNFORTUNATE AFTERMATH..
 
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DeniedMyMeds replied to smann68's response:
Hey im sorry i didnt realize my response was just to grace..read hers and i think i covered it all lol. Thank you for the welcome. I just typed so long my pain spiked lol..
NOT EVERYONE IS A FRAUD! INJURIES DO HAPPEN AND PAIN IS AN UNFORTUNATE AFTERMATH..
 
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smann68 replied to DeniedMyMeds's response:
Hi deniedmymeds!

I am sooo glad that you seem to have gotten it all straightened out! I hope this new pm dr. works for you and you get your pain back under control. I'm sure your pain was an 11 if you were that sick with no pain meds!

Best of luck with both of your new dr.'s!
alwaysinpain
 
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smann68 replied to DeniedMyMeds's response:
Yes, here's hoping your new pm dr. will be a good one! If he/she isn't, try another one. We have to stick up for ourselves or else we won't be treated properly.

It such a shame that we must work so hard to get the correct med's even while we're so sick & in pain!

We should be treated better!
alwaysinpain
 
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DeniedMyMeds replied to smann68's response:
I totally agree. I am now back to square one totally. No drs in pennsylvania want to give narcotics due to a new law apparantly passed in january. The dr i mentioned seemed crooked. This darn doctor told me they only take cash! 400 cash first visit and 150 each after! Clearly saw a urine screen going on which id prefer. Problem is im on medicare since i am dissabled. So i said nicely why cant you take my insurance. They said to call office back tomorrow. That is today..i did and they said he takes older peoples so let me ask him again. Answer was no cash only. Wow right? So my previous dr was closed by dea and accepted my insurance yet a place like this can run still???? I am baffled....baffled! Unreal! So i am going to keep calling other places. Ive also been told that we will only do injections no medications by a dif neurospecialist pain dr. A top dr not giving pain med? Seems unreal what the politicians are pulling on us patients. Im so frustrated and upset. I have meds but running out and out of time! I will be praying alot tonight before bed. I think this forces me to become a so called seeker now. My 11 years of paperwork says otherwise along with all of my family...my family dr too. He has been so kind. I have 2 written referrals up to date he just wrote me. I will keep you posted and i want to say thankyou all for being so sweet and caring! Means alot. I was stabbed 9 times with a 5 inch double serrated knife(butterfly knife) had collapsed lung. Have a 8 inch slice from my head to neck. Stabbed in neck, arm, back 2 times, and 2 times each leg. Neuropathies head to toe. Collapsed lung..surgery on upper stomach. Car accident after that leaving me with whiplash headache syndrome, bulding disc in neck mid and lower lumbar. L-5 moderate severe rediculapathy. More i prob am missing some. Oh damaged 11th cranial nerve, axillary nerve, brachial plexus both sides upper right and left. I cant even think im so upset. Anxiety ptsd depression. Its horrible! If they dont give me my meds im gonna try for medicinal maryjane?! Idk what to do all..please any suggestions would be great. I do relaxation teqnique all the time try to stretch..try it all. Im a former personal trainer who lost his life and hobby due to this. My focus now is to be at my best for my 2 yr old..go bless you all..
NOT EVERYONE IS A FRAUD! INJURIES DO HAPPEN AND PAIN IS AN UNFORTUNATE AFTERMATH..
 
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blessedladyptl replied to DeniedMyMeds's response:
DeniedMyMeds,
This is the link to Medicare.Gov & it's Physician Compare has information about Medicare-enrolled Physicians and Healthcare Professionals. Put your Location info in and choose the other info that applies. Hope it helps you find a pain dr.

http://www.medicare.gov/find-a-doctor/provider-search.aspx
 
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smann68 replied to DeniedMyMeds's response:
I feel so bad for you!! I wish there was more that I could do to help!.

I don't know how far away you are from the Cleveland Clinic but if it's not too far, maybe you could try there???? Maybe your local hospital could refer you to a good dr. that will take your insurance???

There has to be a dr. somewhere that you can go to....you can't be the only person needing a pain mgt. dr.

I completely understand your frustration with the "loss" of your prior life! I also understand you thinking about trying medicinal mj. I wish that were legal in my state of NC. I know it would help me.

I'm glad you have the incentive to be the best for your child.

Don't give up! Never give up! I will be praying for you!

Keep me up to date.
alwaysinpain


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