I went to my new pain doctor today. It was a 45 minute drive and I got stuck in traffic and I was late but it was SO worth it! They kept the office opened for me. I met the doctor and immediately my guard went down. I could just tell something was different with this one. He shook my hand and immediately started asking me questions about my pain. When I answered him he had me elaborate. He was listening to me!!! He had so much sympathy for me. I have never had that B4. He asked what I was taking for pain and he actually said what I was taking probably doesn't touch my pain. He wrote me a prescription for two painkillers, one a twelve hour time release one. and I told him about my lyrica issue (that it's too expensive) so he brought in 4 bottles of lyrica 21 pills in each, and said he usually has those, but sometimes he may not so call ahead of time if I need more. I couldn't believe it! Then he prescribed me a lidocaine patch and said eventually he will get me some type of spinal electrode that will be put inside my back but 1st I have to see how the meds work and then come in for some type of trial. He even asked me about my female pain from the two surgeries I had. I forgot to even tell him about that! He said it was scar tissue and there is not much he can do about it surgery wise. He said we would work on that in the future. I have NEVER seen a doctor that cares so much. He believes whole heartedly in Fibromyalgia. He has been working with patients with it for years. I am so relieved! There was NO struggle what so ever! If any of you live in So. Cal please let me know and I will give you his #. The patch turned out to be too expensive for me but I'm sure he will find something else. Sorry this was so long but I just had to tell you. I think I also handled him better thanks to being on this site and all of your advice. It stuck guys. Thank you so much. You also told me to look for a different doctor when I told you about my last one. You guys RULE!!! I love all of you, I really do. I will help you in any way I can. Not that I wouldn't B4! (((Big Hugs))) Jen
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