I'm so sorry you're going through this. I'm not very good at giving advice but I'll attempt something here..
Have you had anymore testing done to see if they could pinpoint the problem? A neurologist could preform an EMG to see if there is any nerves pinched. They could possibly do an MRI to see if anything abnormal shows up on that.
Also, have you tried physical therapy? Warm compresses (I use a tube sock filled with white rice. microwave for about 1 minute. You can wrap it around your neck, shoulder, elbow, lay it across your hip) or try ice packs?
I know it's very frustrating to not get help when you're in such terrible pain, and I feel for you, sincerely.
Call your pcp and make an appointment. If you can, think of specific questions to ask, write them down in a notebook and take it with you. I was once advised to keep a pain diary, so you might try that as well.
Apparently, this is happening in a lot of States. My guy, Tim, was reading on a forum (I don't remember where) and a lot of people were complaining that they couldn't get their meds filled at Wal Greens, Wal Mart, CVS. Even in some instances, the pharmacist would call the doctor about the scripts. You would think this would violate Hippa laws or something...??View Thread
Your primary care doctor should be able to refer you to someone else. Get your medical records, it shouldn't cost anything for the first copy, (or it's that way here in Ky, not sure about other states).
Maybe your reg doctor could help you with your meds, probably not in that same combo, until you get another pm specialist.View Thread
Hi. I'm so sorry you're suffering. I have chronic migraines, which means more than eight migraines a month. On top of everything else that hurts, migraines are the worst pain. How long has your head been hurting? Have you seen a doctor?View Thread
I haven't had a problem getting my prescriptions filled but I do not use a chain store anymore. There was a problem a few years ago with Walgreens here shorting people on their pain meds. And it became the "norm" to count them before leaving the store or the drive thru. Now when I pick up a narcotic script, it's initialed twice, as it's been counted twice. I live in Kentucky and have heard that if you change pharmacies, they give you a hard time of it if you get narcotics. I haven't seen this personally, but only heard it.View Thread
I know it's frustrating to have to wait. I loathe anything to do with worker's comp as they're only out for themselves, and don't really care about the worker's who get hurt on the job.
When I was on worker's comp, it started in Oct 2006 with carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel, I had 5 different workers in two months. So I'd have to wait, and wait, and wait for them to collect all my paper work. I blew up on the last one I had, his name was Michael, because I was suppose to see the neurologist again but was waiting for them to ok it. Poor Michael got the brunt of my impatients. But I got the appointment ok'd by the end of the week. LOL
I was wondering about this medication because my PM doctor says the muscle relaxer's I'm taking are not working properly. I have knots in my shoulders and down my back because of muscle spasms. I've tried the usual, Flexeril, Baclofen, Skelaxin, Robaxin, Zanaflex, parafon forte DSC, etc all to no avail. The spasms get so bad sometimes that they go up my neck, to the back of my head and into my face.
My PM specialist mentioned Soma and asked me to talk to my primary doctor who flat out refused to prescribe it. She said it was very addicting, and since I take .5 mg of Klonopin, it could stop my heart. I dropped it because it seemed to make her mad. Now I'm back on Flexeril 10 mg twice a day.
I'm going to talk to my PM next time I go. Maybe he can prescribe it since he suggested it, and my pcp flatly refuses.View Thread