I saw my pain management therapist 2 weeks ago. I didn't like the way things went, she kind of talked to me like she knew exactly what it feels like to have IC. I tried internal PT and pelvic floor therapy and they didn't help with the pain. Now, she is suggesting that I go back to PT and try light massaging there. I told her that I tried this a few years ago and it didn't work. She looked at me like I wasn't willing to try anything and just keep taking meds. I was pretty upset. Because I tried massaging before at a different clinic, I decided okay... I will try it again with a different PT, just so that my pain doctor can see that I did try it and that it didn't work. I can't stand it when doctors say, "Well, this worked for my other IC patient and it should work for you...." Then, she started to get an attitude with me. I just got off of work at 7am and went straight to the office to see her and I was not in the mood for an argument. I know that she has studied IC for a long time but the one thing she needs to understands is what works for one person may not work for another. Before I could tell her this, she cut me off again and I had enough. She gave me another prescription for Vicodin and I will see my PT next week for light massaging. Has light massaging worked for you? I tried it myself too and it actually made my symptoms worse. I also wanted to vent about this doctor. I talked to my husband about it and he said I could see another doctor. He said to give it one last shot and when the pain doctor finds out that it doesn't work, she really can't argue with me. If she gets an attitude again, I will get a referral for another doctor. Thank you for listening and I'm looking for some advice on what I should do. I'm a little angry and frustrated. What made me the most upset was that my doctor thinks that I don't want to give anything a shot and that I'm just there for the meds. That is not the case because I've tried just about everything that I can. What I struggle with is the intense pain after work, after working very hard all night and then stopping and trying to go to sleep. Out of everything that I've tried, the Amitriptyline, occasional Vicodin, and ice have helped a lot but nothing else has. Thank you for your input. :)
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