Numerous conditions

Discussion in 'Multiple Severe Conditions' started by Billiejean, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. Billiejean

    Billiejean New Member

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    I have ddd , spinal stenosis, diabetes, migraines , gerd and recently diagnosed with hepatitis and hemochromatosis. Just waking up for the day is becoming a challenge. I need to find a doctor to assist me with pain management without needing go to 6 different specialist. Anyone have any ideas ?
     
  2. Cindi Roberts

    Cindi Roberts Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    On this website you can find a doctor. You just need to put your zip code in and the closest one will pop up.
     
  3. Joy63

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    I am in the same, (sort of) boat. I have Interstitial Cystitis, migraine, Panic/anxiety disorder, Fibromyalgia, Dysautanomia. You need to find a Pain Management doc, this site can help with that. But I know how tiring it can be when ALL you do is bounce around from specialist to specialist, never really accomplishing anything!
     
  4. Cindi Roberts

    Cindi Roberts Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    There is one thing to remember that I have had a hard time with. NEVER feel you have to say with a doctor because you have a pain contract. Before signing that contract go to different pain doctors and interview them. While they are in charge of your pain They are working for you.So when you are referred to a MD take a some time to write down any and all questions you may have . Ask around to see how others feel about them, were there any negative. There is no small question. For example I saw a new nurse prac who literally felt she know more then ALL of my doctor. She insulted my surgeon who is known throughout the East Coast for her surgeries.and this nurse felt she knew it all. I was shocked that a nurse would be better then a doctor so take your time in finding a good doctor. paindoctor.com is a perfect place to start looking. I hope to hear from you that you have found one and things are going good.
     
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  5. Walter Culbertson

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    Although pain treatment centres differ in their focus and their service offerings, most involve a team of health care providers that can help you with a variety of strategies so that you can manage pain.
     

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