Re: Pain Management >> for Tara

From: Helen Dynda (
Sat Jan 15 20:10:42 2000

The correct website for the International Pelvic Pain Society OB/GYNs from Hollywood, FL and Tampa, FL is:

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At Sat, 15 Jan 2000, Helen Dynda wrote: >
>I cannot give you advice; I can only offer information.
>The best that can be done for adhesions at this time is pain management.
>With the right kind of medications and therapy in a multidiscipinary
>pain clinic, it is possible to achieve good management of chronic pain.
>Two OB/GYNs are listed as members of the International Pelvic Pain
>Society. One is from Tampa and the other is from Hollywood. Here is
>the website:
>There is a listing of pain clinics for Florida (as well as for many
>other states)and I did see at least two from Orlando. You will find
>their addresses at:
>* A World of Information on Pain - click: Consumer Information; then
>click: Pain Clinics.
>At Sat, 15 Jan 2000, Tara S. wrote:
>>First, the background:
>>4/92 Ectopic pregnancy (emergency surgery, removal of left ovary &
>>fallopian tube)(I did tell him it wasn't bad cramps - but as usual, he
>>ignored me)
>>1/95 Conal biopsy, tubal ligation, lysis of adhesions (surprise, Dr. -
>>I TOLD you I was hurting!)
>>8/96 Partial hysterectomy (all except the remaining ovary), lysis of
>>adhesions (after 2 months of painkillers that made me stupid and
>>nauseous and didn't stop the pain)
>>One week before the last operation was scheduled, I went in because of
>>sudden bloating (I looked very pregnant!). The doctor I saw told me I
>>was constipated and sent me home. I had approximately 1 yr of relief
>>following the surgery, then the bloating started up again. The pain is
>>constant, and when I'm bloated, it is nearly impossible to move.
>>I've had these episodes anywhere from 4-6 months apart, and each lasts
>>anywhere from 1 day to 2 1/2 weeks. I've lost 3 jobs because of this,
>>and the lab bills keep mounting up because, of course, insurance won't
>>pay them. Now it's started again. I went through all the x-rays, CAT
>>scans, the barium enema (no, no apparent blockage), and a ton of other
>>tests. I was trying to avoid another operation. I can live with the
>>constant pain - it's pretty bad but bearable. But not this - it started
>>again last night and now I'm on the verge of losing another job. I
>>can't do it!
>>If anyone reads this fairly quickly, I would like to know whether or not
>>I should go to a clinic or what. An appointment with a doctor could
>>take forever, and I can't work until something is done. I'm so paranoid
>>about doctors because I get the same reactions as most of you apparently
>>do - I'm an idiot and it's all in my head. Besides, they aren't the
>>ones who end up with one unpayable bill for every work day they miss.
>>I'm in the Orlando, FL area. Does anyone know of a doctor around here
>>with any experience with adhesions? Thank you so much.
>>Tara Sherman

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