I have been dealing with back, neck, foot and leg pain since I had my son in 2010. It has gotten to the point where I can't work and can barely take care of my kids. I am depressed and the doctor's are treating me like I am not in much pain. First my family doctor told me it was all in my head but I went to a specialist even though he didn't recommend it and after a year of tests they found out I have plantar fasciatis in both feet, an annular tear in my first lumbar disc and arthritis in my neck. I was also told by the nurse that it was possible that I have fibromyalgia but when I mentioned it to the doctor he said "did you study medicine" so I guess he didn't feel that I had. So now I am going to a second pain clinic (failed injection at the first and they said there is no other treatment they can offer) and they made me feel like this was all in my head. They prescribed gabapentin and mobic. I am willing to give them both a try but I have previously tried these and without success but they said try them together and see how it works out. I am sick of being in pain and having doctors treat me like I am not. I am sick of not being able to take care of my family. I am sick of crying myself to sleep every night because of the pain and because I am scared that one day I won't be able to take it anymore.View Thread
I really appreciate the advice and resources, very informative. My frustration has turned into me avoiding my appointments with this doctor, especially after he took the pain rating sheet from me and changed the 9 to a 5 and said if it was 9 I would not be there. This is the third doctor I have gone to about this. I have followed all of their instructions and done the therapy (as much as I could handle anyway). However they are truly making me feel as if I am just being a baby and I hate the idea of a doctor's appointment turning into a confrontation. I know how I feel and with him doing that with the pain sheet I was just mortified, I really didn't even know what to say. I have been trying to work up the nerve to go back but I feel like I need to find someone else but that would be 4 doctors!!! And I don't want the next doctor to be worse or the same as him.View Thread
That is exactly what it feels like Underdiagnosed. The doctor I went to for a 2nd opinion never even looked at the mri of my lower spine and they won't order one for my neck and upper back. Then they told me to stop taking the gabapentin because I became more depressed and did not prescribe anything else. I am supposed to go to occupational, physical and regular therapy but had to wait over a month for appts at the facility they recommended and I can't afford it not to mention getting out of my house without something for pain just usually doesn't work out for me. I just can't seem to complain enough they just don't want to listen. I just can't see how pain management centers can get away with treating patients like this.View Thread
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