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.
Hi ctbeth, I have not been on here for a while., Could you explain what in the world you all are talking about? If not, I would appreciate some type of info. I normally post on here and have no idea what is going on.
Hi Raiderrip, I have a reply, but I re-read what you wrote. Apparently you did not have a very good pain management dr. That is my opinion. Most pain management drs. would be prescribing some type of pain meds. Did you ever get any prescribed from your pain mgt. dr.? If you did not, then I think that you should look for a different pain mgt. dr. and discuss all of this with a new one. You never know what a new pain mgt. dr. might have to offer you. Just a thought. OK?
Hello Raiderrip: Wow, it sounds like you have been through the ringer! I am really sorry too. I have been through hell only it was my jaw. I have had 6 major jaw replacement surgeries. The first one was in 1983 and the last one was in 1995. The one in 1995 lasted for 13 hrs. I am not kidding either.
First, let's me very clear. I went to 7 different oral surgeons before I had any type of jaw surgery. I wanted to be sure that I was doing the right thing. What I did not know that they would be putting a jaw joint replacement in me on both of the sides of my face that had dangerous materials in them made by Vitek which was based in Texas a long time ago. The FDA shut them down in around 1990 and also recalled the Vitek jaw joint prosthesis. I actually had my Vitek jaw prosthesis removed and I gave it to the FDA for more investigating. It took more than a year to get the report back from them. The report showed that it caused many severe problems to my body and would continue to no matter what.
My thoughts about your back are this: I would get more than 1 opinion from several orthopedic drs. I would also make sure that you have your x-rays and any other type of records to take too. All of this is very important to take to any new dr. for a consultation. Then after you have seen more than 1 dr. for a discussion about your back problems then I would do some research on the computer if you have one. The key to you protecting yourself with any dr. or surgery is knowledge. I did not have the knowledge before my jaw surgeries. They never told me the name of the implant that they were going to use and never told me that I would have a life of chronic to severe pain the rest of my life.
Your main job is to learn everything that you can possible absorb. This will protect you the best that it can. Then if you have a spouse or a good friend I would recommend that you discuss this with them and get their feedback. You never know what someone else might have to say. Ask a family member if you can or someone that knows that you have been going through all of this and you are not sure what to do.
After all of that, then you probably will decide what you should do. My husband had knee pain that was horrific and he put off having a total knee replacement for years. He finally had both of his knees done but not at the same time. These days he can walk as normal as anyone and he also rides his bike 3-5 times a week and goes on long bike rides as long as 4 hours on a Saturday. Not everyone has that good of an outcome, but his attitude really helped him too. I need to let you know that he is now 65 years old and rode 65 miles on his bike this past week because it was his 65th b'day and he wanted to prove to his self that he could do this.
I hope that I have given you a lot to think about.
Anytime someone has back surgery I have heard a lot of negative things about it. Are you taking strong pain meds for now? I mean are you seeing a pain mgt. dr.? If you are, are you getting the best pain control possible? Is there any option other than back surgery?
Please get back to me about your situation. I really do care and would like to know how you are and what you decide to do.
Hi An_254428: Why did your pain mgt. dr. change your schedule on your medicine? That does not make a lot of sense to me to allow you to run out of your medicine too early and maybe go thru a detox at home. If your dr. does not give you an answer that makes sense, then I would contact one of your other drs. and see what they can do to help you out.
Some of these pain mgt. drs. are just not very understanding and some are. I have had experiences with both kinds. I currently have a very understanding pain mgt. dr. that really does seem to "get it" and I am very pleased with her.
Surely, your dr. would not want you to have a cardiac episode because you don't have the right type of meds for pain control. At least that is what I think.
Good Luck and let us know what happens. MeaningfulcView Thread
Hi Wishfulth1in1ing: I am really sorry that you are going thru all of this. When I was in my 20's and that was 40 years ago now. I had TMJ and went through a lot of pain with that. Finally was convinced by many different oral surgeons that I needed to have jaw surgery,. That changed my life forever. I have never been pain free and have a pain mgt. dr. that prescribes a strong medicine for me.
There are stronger meds that will help with your pain but you will have to decide if you want to go down that path and probably will have to have a different dr. in order to have something stronger, I am just guessing that.
I truly understand how pain can change your life forever. I hope that you will find a way to have a better pain medicine if that is what you need. When you are in a lot of pain, taking the proper pain medicine should not keep you from doing a lot of the things that you normally do unless it is there is more going on that you are not aware of.
I wish I could be more positive, but my experience with pain changed my life so much that I had to quit working finally.
Hi Roe, I would suggest that you see a neurologist for your headache problems. They know how to treat them and which meds are the best for treating a migraine. It has been my opinion that taking fioricet for a migraine headache does not help near as much as a medicine like sumatriptan , etc. Also, I do know that the fioricet /codeine does help with my headaches too. I think that there are many different meds that will treat your headaches much better than what you are taking.
I would ask your dr. and if you don't get the answers that you need, then I would see a neurologist. They know so much more than your family dr., etc. That's my opinion from where I am with my headache problems. Sometimes a jaw problem can cause a severe headache too. If you want to look in to that I would suggest the TMJ Association. They are extremely helpful and have a lot of info about other types of pain that are related to TMJ problems.
Your question about O.D. is another subject all together. Sometimes I will get a migraine that makes me feel like I just can't go on anymore. Migraine headaches can and will make you feel like you just want to pull your hair out due to the pain. There are different types of headaches so keep that in mind. I hope that you do find some answers to what causes your headaches and the proper treatment. Meaningfulc1952View Thread