Hello, Well, I thought that I might make it through a few more years before having severe back pain, but now I do have it. This back pain keeps me up at night and I have a left hip that my pain mgt. dr. told me has bursitis in it. She has done 2 injections in my left hip with the numbing agent and the steroid. The first injection helped a lot, but the second one did not do a thing for the pain.
Now, I have got to find a real good orthopedic dr. and I know that there are lots of them where I live. Finding the right one is my objective. I always thought that I would be very lucky if I never got back pain.
This particular pain is in my back, right shoulder, left hip and even other places on my body. When I had my bone density test done last year I was told that I have osteoporosis in my spine and both hips. I had planned to have the medication for osteo given to me by IV, but then my hematology dr. told me that I needed to have iron IV's and I did. In other words, my osteo treatment was put on hold.
Currently, I just feel like a train wreck. Everything is just falling apart in my body. I am not a happy woman and I am driving my husband nuts with complaining of my pain and of course my pain has affected my mood too.
I have antidepressants I can take, trazodone, but I have not gotten much relief from it yet. I think that the Lexapro helped me much better.
If anyone has some helpful ideas I would appreciate any and all.
Hello to all, I recently was told at my last visit at my pain mgt. dr. appointment that from now on every month we are to have a urine drug test. It is mandatory from what I was told.
My question to you all is this: Do you think that my medical insurance is going to pay for this every month?
I recently received an EOB from my primary insurance co. stating that they would not pay for my last visit at my pain mgt. dr's office. I have not contacted my insurance co. yet, but plan to. I think that having a drug test every month is ridiculous if you ask me. If my insurance co. will not pay for this every month I have to say that I kind of agree with them. I am not financially able to pay for it out of my pocket every month. I pay my co-pay when I see my pain management dr. every month.
Do you think that this is something that I should be upset about or not? I do not mind doing the urine drug test that is requested, but I do think that this is just plain stupid. Before I was informed about the new requirements, they were doing random drug testing.
I have no problem in cooperating with my pain mgt. office with drug testing. I just think that my insurance co. is going to not pay for this every month now.
I completely understand what you are talking about and how you feel. I strongly encourage you to see a psychiatrist or some type of professional that can help you with your depression and your pain problems also.
Do not give up. There are professional doctors and others that would be of help to you. Do not give into your pain problems.
Do you really think that your family would be pleased if you took your own life? They would be devastated. I know about this personally.,
My best friend was only in her mid 30's and had chronic to severe pain and she did commit suicide. This put me into a deep depression of my own and I had to seek professional help for myself. Please do not do something like you are thinking about.
Please, seek help and get a family member to help you if you can. In my case, I have found that taking a family member to some of my dr. appointments is very helpful and sometimes you need a an advocate to be their with you.
I feel your pain, but please do not do this. There is always hope and I can tell you that I have not given up and I am not.
I wish you all the best of luck and I am praying for you.
My neurologist is the best that I have ever had and that speaks volumes since I have had headaches since a teenager.
The BIG TROUBLE started when I suggested that my daughter see my dr. for a second opinion and she had been in a auto accident. Things went pretty well but when she asked for her medical records for the car insurance company things changed very quickly.
They gave her a copy of her med records and there were mistakes on them. Furthermore, their office staff has been very rude to her when she asked for them to correct the mistakes.
I have had medical records from different hospitals over the years and I have also found mistakes. I never let it bother me though.
Since this has occurred and a car insurance company is also involved, should it be normal to have the mistakes corrected?
You can read my post that is on here too.in order to get the entire picture of what has transpired. All advice is very much appreciated.
If there is a dr. on Web MD that could give me some professional advice I would really appreciate that.
Hi annette030, I will call my neurologist's office and see if they have a cancellation, but I do not drive in freeway traffic. I always have to ask someone that I know if they can take me to all of my dr's appointments.
My daughter had brain surgery a little more than a year ago. She was frustrated with her neurologist and I suggested that she see my neurologist. Things went fine until she asked for her medical records because she was in a car accident and it was the other person that caused it. When she got her medical records there were many mistakes and she was furious. In fact their office made snide comments to her and she left crying. Now that was really unprofessional on the dr's staff. Then she showed them to me and I also found another mistake and pointed it out to her. She called their office many times asking to correct her records so she could get things finalized with the auto insurance companies.
So, you see at least 2 of the women that work at my neurologist's office have been rude and have not helped her at all in correcting her medical records,. This is very unfortunate because he is my dr. too. This makes for a very uncomfortable situation for me now. I have seen my dr. since this happened and I do not discuss this with him because I think that it would make things worse than better.,
I was not there when this happened in my dr's office. Do you think that they should make the corrections so she can get this auto accident settled. Also, do you think that they should correct her med records now that she knows that they have many mistakes? I know that this is very complicated and I sure don't have the answers.
What do you think about this mess? meaningfulc1952View Thread
Hi Grace, I tried to get in to see my neurologist before my scheduled appointment and they said that they had nothing available. They told me to go to the emergency room.
This last weekend I went to a clinic that has a cat scan and they told me that there was nothing abnormal than what I already have. I have been there before,
What concerns me the most is that I have balance problems and that is very abnormal for me. I do know about rebound headaches. Also being dizzy and my eyes are not clear like they were before this started I mean that my vision is affected sometimes. I have had a UTI and have been treated for it, but it is still a real problem..
I am not sure what type of dr. to go to. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know what you think.
I have had headaches for most of my life and have a very good neurologist that prescribes the appropriate meds. I also have chronic pain from multiple jaw replacement surgeries. I do not know what is causing the following: My balance is so messed up that I do not know when I am going to bump into something and I am so dizzy which is not normal for me. I have summatripan for the migraines but it is not helping anymore. Normally it would knock my headache out, but not now. I did go to a clinic that has a cat scan machine and they did one for my head and neck. I also have severe neck problems. The dr. gave me two shots of dilaudid and it helped for a while but then after an hour or so the headache from hell was back. I have gone to this clinic before and they know all of the medications that I take. I always tell them every thing. I also recently had a very bad UTI and was given the meds to treat that.
I have a pain management dr. also. Just in case you wondered.
I am at the end of my rope with this strange and weird headache. I have total jaw joint replacement on both sides of my face and I do not know if they are any good now. It has been a long time since I saw an oral surgeon to check that out. This particular headache is on one side of my head and very different from any other I have in the past.
I would appreciate any suggestions about this. I am at a loss to figure this out.
I was diagnosed with this about more than a year ago. I had so much pain especially on the left side and I had no idea what was causing it to hurt so much. I went to see my cardiologist and he told me that it was Costochondritis. and he prescribed some prednisone for it. Also, when I had to wear a bra it just drove me crazy with the pain.
I have had many of the same symptoms that you have with this condition. Thankfully, mine comes and goes and it is not always present. I am not sure, but maybe this condition goes into a remission after taking the appropriate treatment for it.
So sorry that you have to deal with this because it is very painful.