Hi guys, I'm Emmie, 42yrs old and a 10yr sufferer of severe lower back pain with radiation to hips and legs with a new diagnosis of fibromyalgia. I'm in so much pain I feel like screaming - any little thing I do brings on more pain. My injury occured after on the job accident and I have a worker's comp Dr. that doesn't seem to care about what I feel, etc. and I worker's comp won't let me change Drs. so I'm stick with doc and staff that I don't feel the communication goes 2 way. I applied for disabilty in summer and still waiting to hear results but pain Dr. isn't very supportive or caring about this issue or anything. I've been depressed and anxious for months which keeps getting worse due to our money or should I say lack of it along with pain, etc. We are pretty much broke and getting closer to completely broke quick. I pray to God daily and beg Him not to let us lose our home. I want to stay in our home so bad but we are about to be in situation where we can't make payments. The only med. insurance I could find is so expensive I am going to have to let that go in a couple months and be without insurance, can't afford my meds - Oh God I can't take all of this. I feel like curling up in bed and never getting up. I don't have mental or physical strength to handle all these problems, to handle losing my home,etc. I just want God to give my husband a job with benefits that pays enough for our bills and for me to get disability to help pay bills. I feel so guilty that I can't contribute to household income anymore. Everything is just such a horrible, horrible mess. Please pray for me and my husband Tim.View Thread
Mark, You are in my prayers and I hope the fentanyl helps your pain. The hell we experience with the pain, the guilt and the desperation for money should never happen in this country and pain shouldn't go undertreated - not in this day and time! I pray things will get better for you. Feel free to write anytime. I am having the pain issues and trying to take care of my elderly parents who are in ill health. I'm in so much pain that it's hard to take care of myself much less anybody else. But there's no one else to help.View Thread
I wish so much I had a pain Dr. that I could talk with and feel comfortable with like you do. I am stuck with a bad worker's comp. pain Dr. who doesn't care 1 bit about me and doesn't even see me once a yr. I have a nurse practitioner who does help & really listens to me but, of course, if worker's comp. doesn't want to pay for a different drug or treatment there is nothing she can do and the Dr. is not going to fight for me to get to try new meds to see if they work better and I need something that works better for the pain without shutting my bladder down. I've asked worker's comp. to get a different Dr. and they said absolutely not! So, I'm stuck with a bad Dr. who doesn't really give a crap aand worker's comp. who also doesn't care if I'm hurting or not. Dr.'s like this shouldn't go into this field if they have no compassion or caring for their pts. and aren't going to do everything in their power to help you with your pain.View Thread
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