Struttin on In and Saying Hi

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Hoyin, Oct 5, 2006.

  1. Hoyin

    Hoyin New Member

    I thought I'd just march right in, make myself comfy and introduce myself. Hi everyone..my names Khoyin (like chips Ahoy...In. Hoy in) If your're wondering its a *girl* name.
    I got finally diagnosed about three years ago now after many years of trying to figure out what was wrong with me..you guys know this story. I have FMS, Probable MS, and Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease (as does my mother)
    Right now I am searching for a doctor that will actually treat my pain, and will treat me with respect. I do have a pain specialist, who gives me two vicodans a day-which barely touches my pain level-has told me my PCP should write the script although my PCP referred me to the pain specialist (cause he's too much of a wimp to write out that scary narcotic prescription himself) and has told me I'm young, and healthy ...um then why am I being referred to you? Yet he is all to happy to stick large needles into my spine ..which he gives me no pain medication for afterwards. He's also told me I 'smell female' and got on my case once for not wearing makeup to his office. My PCP is not much better. Our last visit was a good one, but not productive. I got no medications except lunestra and taken off ambien because ambien has in the doctors words, "gotten bad press", nor even a referral to a good physical therapist which I asked for, although I did get yet another CBC done and my white count was good this time around..Actually I have more doctor horror stories..but its beginning to make me all upset and I cant imagine all of you having to wade through my pity party.
    Anyway, I take nexium for my ulcer, wellbutrin actually to quit smoking-stress makes me want to smoke-and the vicodans. Its not enough and I feel useless, sleepy, and in pain.
    Yet, I am usually a fun, funny, interesting (I hope!)person to be around. I didnt want to bring the boards down around our ears. Tell y' what, next time I'll bring something to smile about.
  2. cct

    cct Member

    Welcome to this message board!

    I am so sorry to hear about your health conditions and your rotten doctors.

    It is bad enough to be sick and then having to deal with nasty doctors makes everything worse. I have had similar experiences, so I have some understanding of the level of frustration and anger that can erupt as a result of dealing with bad health AND bad doctors.

    There are some very knowledeable people who frequent this board. You may want to post a message asking for any recommendations for good doctors in your area.
  3. spacee

    spacee Member

    This is a great place to learn and get to know people. We are so lucky to have it.

    I hear you about the docs...got my share of stories too. I have been sick for 20 years and I wish soooo much wasn't centered around finding a good doc. If it wasn't for me, then it was for my kids. But right now we are all pretty mellow...thank goodness! Hope you will be too.

    Smiles,

    Spacee
    [This Message was Edited on 10/05/2006]
  4. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the board. You can get info from some of the nice people here. Also check out the library. See top of the page.