When you see a new doctor about your pain, how much detail do you go into about your pain?

When you see a new doctor about your pain, how much detail do you go into about your pain?

I have seen many doctors in the past couple of years trying to find the source of my pain. I had neck fusion surgery in September 2014. Instead of getting better, things kept going downhill. I started getting daily migraines and pain that grew from my neck and shoulders to my arms, legs and now my trunk and hips. I have fibromyalgia and diffuse myofascial syndrome according to this last doctor. But I feel that there is… read more

A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

Thanks @StaceyTatum . I started seeing a pain specialist for my multiple problems but I just don't get to really voice my issues. It's hard to get the Doctors to listen and if they would, I think they could actually get somewhere.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

My pain management doctor didn't take me off all meds but he seems disinterested in what I have to say. Like I am just a bother to him. I hate that.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

Have heard that before if they are pain management doctors that is what they should be helping us to do. I have been put off seeing one as I have heard of some that take you off all the meds, I can't see the point in that.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

I feel for everyone who deals with chronic pain I thought I'd take a leap of faith and see a pain management team because of my past over 10 years ago beeing a drug user even though I was diagnosed with a chronic illness ehlers danlos syndrome that's still didn't matter to him and he basically said there's no hope go on the methadone program another thing that I had don't like about having a chronic illness is people thinking that I can't be a good mother to my children I do anything for my children even when I have severe flare ups I'm always there for them 100% people need to get their head around that you can have a chronic illness and be the best mother possible

posted about 1 year ago
A MyChronicPainTeam Member said:

In US anyone seeking doctor and at a loss try Healthgrades site.

posted over 2 years ago
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