Our Chronic Pain
- Migraine or Cluster Headaches
- Shoulder Pain
- Neck/arm/shoulder pain
- Interstitial Cystitis
- Bladder Infections
- Trigger points
- Pelvic Pain
Never give up. Continue to educate yourself on how to help yourself. The internet is a wonderful resource especially when you are in pain. That may be one of the reasons you are here right now. The pain is intolerable. The more years that pass, the more you will learn as more information is available. In the immortal words of Devo "When a problem comes along, YOU must WHIP IT!"
The Medical Institution
- A lot of times, the normal medical community that we all use on a daily basis is a major disappointment. Keep trying to find a medical person who will think OUT OF THE BOX!
- You are in control of the questions you ask and the information you find, and the information you give the medical people. If the answer from a doctor is "I don't know" or a blank stare implying "I don't know," keep asking questions. If you can't think on your feet, go home, think about it, and write down the questions.
- Can't get in soon enough with a doctor you already have an established relationship with that helps you or want to be a new patient of? Try talking to the receptionist and apply as much kindness while making sure she understands the amount of pain you are in. If the receptionist does not help, ask to talk to a nurse. Tell the nurse what you told the receptionist and see if she can help you get in faster. If that fails, ask for the doctor to call you. Talk to the doctor and ask him to get you in sooner. Explain to the doctor you have talked to everyone in his staff with no resolve. Then the next time you call in, ESPECIALLY when the receptionist knows you spoke with the doctor, YOU GET IN.