Later today, I am visiting a pain management doctor.
I’m not exactly sure what to expect. My regular doctor can only do so much for me, so she gave me a referral. Dr. G doesn’t have much knowledge of fibro, she just refills my vicodin and muscle relaxers. I suppose crying in her office helped her make the decision to send me off to someone who specializes in pain.
“Pain management (also called pain medicine or algiatry) is a branch of medicine employing an interdisciplinary approach for easing the suffering and improving the quality of those living with pain.”
I almost expected to wake up today feeling fucking fantastic, like when you take your car to the shop, and the problem magically resolves itself.
“But I swear, it was making this clicky clack sound just this morning!”
But, no such luck. I will be in full limp mode, and unless I take a half of vicodin, in great discomfort. Which I suppose is the reason I am going to a pain doctor.
Has anyone else been to one of these specialists, and if so, what did you experience? Did it help, or was it just another dead end?