Re: HELP! Advice needed!
From: Annie (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sun Nov 7 17:42:32 2004
I understand what you are going through right now only too well. I too
was diagnosed with adhesions last year and now have pain again.... I've
been to 5 doctors so far and have not been able to get anyone to take me
seriously. I don't know why they treat us as though we are imagining
things... I don't know why I was refused pain medication again and
again until I had to go to the ER to be hooked up to an IV and given
demerol because I was bent over in pain. I'm seeing a new doctor next
week, but I have no confidence that anyone will help me.. sorry.. I
suppose we are meant to be optimistic and supportive... but I am
frustrated and depressed too.
Another coincidence is that I take Effexor, and have for several years.
I will warn you that it is VERY essential that if and when you go off
the medicine, you MUST do it with a doctor and VERY slowly. I have gone
off of it before, and experienced some truly awful side effects. I can
be more specific if you'd like... you can send me an email. Effexor
doesn't help me for the pain... but.. maybe that's because I take it
for depression. I have to say though, that if a doctor told me that
what I really needed was a mental-health drug I would probably find
someone else. You are in pain and need someone that will take you
seriously. WHO? I don't know... but I hope that you and I find
someone. I've been out of work for several months now and my spirits
are very low.
Good luck to you!
At Fri, 5 Nov 2004, Julie Tom wrote:
>I just went to a new doctor today (a Pelvic Pain specialist)... and I
>am feeling really uneasy about the whole experience.