Reply To: Pain Management

May 21, 2008 at 9:06 am

[FONT=”Comic Sans MS”][SIZE=”3″][COLOR=”Blue”]I ran into a similar problem. My neurologist, didn’t want to increase my pain medication. So he decided to send me to a “Pain Management” doctor two months ago. That when the fun started.

1. None of the “Pain Management” doctors ever heard of CIDP
2. They all said I would have to see a neurologist
3. None of the neurologist will even talk to you without a referral from your GP
4. GP said I already had a neurologist…
5. Now I trying to get approval for a second opinion. When I get it, it is still going to be a problem to find someone with reasonable driving distance that can spell CIDP and even harder to find someone who has treated CIDP

You have to keep your sense of humor about the whole thing or you will go insane. Wait a minute, I think I’ve already passed that point. :p

By the way the above mess is brought to you via the USAF system and Medicare. Just wait till the government takes over the whole system. :eek:[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]