Well bless your heart. I've tried to fit all of the posts together but I end up confusing myself. I know it's very difficult to try to get your point across while you're typing. It is for me sometimes.
I'm very glad that you got to go back to your PM doctor. Always be truthful with them, especially about your pain and the levels of pain. They need to know this so they can treat you appropriately.
OK Let's try this again.. the first one didn't post.. guess the site was hungry and ate it??
It's not considered doctor shopping if you go the ER. I live in Kentucky and they do not give prescriptions of narcotics out to pain patients where I live. They may give you a shot that will offer some relief but rarely do they give prescriptions for any type of narcotic. .
It's also not considered doctor shopping for your own MD to give you meds until you can get into a PM specialist. Have you gotten a regular doctor now? Your obgyn might can help you find one.
You can request your medical records from any physician's office who has ever seen you. You'll need to sign a release form and it usually takes a few days to get them together and make sure there are copies of any tests, blood work, x rays, MRI's, etc included in the copies. Look them all over and make note of any discrepancies. I don't know how to get inaccuracies removed from medical records but you can make your own personal notes and go over them with a new doctor.
I really wish you the best of luck and please keep us posted.
I I'm going to have to agree with everyone else here. Unless it was on a weekend, or after hours, your sister should have seen her own doctor.
However, I really hate it when hospital ER personnel label incoming patients as "pill heads" because they are pain patients, and don't treat them accordingly. Do you live in KY because they do that a lot here! Seems to me they should have, at the very least, done an ultrasound.
I wouldn't take the antibiotics though. They won't treat a virus, and any self respecting MD, PA, or APRN knows that.View Thread
Well that is just horrible! Was the dr your PM specialist? They should have at least given you a reason not to renew your meds. Having gone through something similar back in December, I totally feel your frustration, not to mention your pain. I'm so sorry this has happened to you!!
You might can try calling your local hospital, or look up PM specialists in your area on the internet. You can ask your OBGYN if they can help you find a pcp who might can help you. You might also try going to the ER, they can give you a shot, if not a prescription, to give you a few hours relief anyway, and maybe also recommend a PCP or a PM specialist for you.
As for taking someone else's meds... well... I don't think we can tell you yes or no there. You're not suppose to take another persons prescription but I hate the thought of you being pain too. You'll have to use your own judgment there.
You might could try calling your local hospital or health department to see if there are any free or income based clinics in your area.
I live in Kentucky and there are a few doctor's office that charge by income, and there is one free clinic, opened on Saturdays only where I live. It would be worth a couple of phone calls to see an MD about your condition as it could be anything.
I use heat a lot, as anything cold just makes my pain worse. I have a heating pad, but I also made one from an old tube sock and white rice. Heat it in the microwave for about a minute and it can wrap around your arm where the pain is. My girls thought I'd lost my mind when I made it but it's been really helpful.
Hi. The name can be misleading I suppose, as Tennis elbow is caused by repetition of the arm. They first diagnosed me with that back in 2006, when the pain first started. I worked as a data entry operator and was one of the fastest keyer's in my building. An EMG then confirmed carpal tunnel and a severely pinched ulnar nerve (cubital tunnel). And it all went downhill from there.
You might can try some stretching exercises for your arm. Has your MD suggested physical therapy? Also, heat or ice, which ever you prefer could also help. I use heat as anything cold makes my pain worse. I took an old tube sock and filled it with white rice, you can put it in the microwave for about a minute and wrap it around your arm. Works wonders.
Oh how horrible for you! I'm so sorry you have to go through this! Our legislators are getting down right ridiculous in their "fight against drugs". I recently saw an article about Kentucky (that's where I live) officials having a "summit" in Florida. Pitiful!
Anyway, have you talked to your PM doctor about a referral to another PM specialist? How about your regular doctor or oncologist, maybe they could recommend someone for you? It doesn't seem right to me that they should leave you with no alternative. Bless your heart!
I would definitely mention it to her next time you see her. It could be associated with your back, or it could be something else she needs made aware of. I wish you best of luck. It's hard dealing with different kinds of pain all at once. Drives me crazy at times LOL
Oh Wow that's horrible! I'm so terribly sorry that you have to go through this.
Once you get your medical records, it should have your pain contract in there as well. Look to see if there is a disclosure that allows them to share your medical records with anyone other than your insurance company. It probably won't help you stay in your established pm doctor, but if there is no disclaimer, they are violating HIPPA regulations.
Did they let you know when you were/are to see this new doctor?
I had something similar happen to me (LONG story it's on here somewhere) and was without pain meds for a while, then under medicated when I DID go see the new pm doctor. I hope you have enough meds to last until you get established somewhere else.
I hope you have better luck with the new doctor's office, and please let us know how it went..