Hi all! On top of years of fibro, I have now been "blessed" with something called RSD in my shoulder. Believe me, if you think fibro hurts, it's a walk in the park compared to RSD. On the RSD sites, they rate RSD as more painful than childbirth, but the pain doc I went to, as well as my family doc say that the "new" thinking is not to prescribe pain meds for it. To much chance for dependance. I went to occupational therapy today, otherwise known as an hour of h**l.... which is the only thing they will prescribe. When I went in, I was crying from pain. They asked me what I was taking for the pain, and I said nothing. "WHAT? - WHY?" I said cause they won't prescribe anything that works. They said I should call my insurance company and see about switching to the pain clinic at the hospital their therapy place is at. They said they have other RSD people, and if they have that much pain, they do something about it. I'm not out to be put on heavy narcotics - at this point, I don't care if they tell me to wear a clothspin on my left earlobe if that is what will help. All I want is to be able to get a few hours sleep. I work 2nd shift, so it doesn't matter if I am groggy in the morning. I don't have to be coherant till one in the afternoon! Just knock me out at night for Gods sake so I can get some sleep! SO - I know many of you go to pain management clinics. I'd like to know, just what exactly do they do for you? I've read a little about clinics that send you to psychiatrists, or make you go to hypnotists, or do drug tests all the time that cost you a lot of money. BUT - what do they do that really helps you to feel better?????