Almost three years ago i was diagnosed with fibro and sent to a neurologist and psychiatrist. The psychiatrist put my on lexapeo and cymbalta. He said he couldnt do more until they got the pain under control. Three months ago the neurologist said he couldn't do any thing more for me and sent me to a pain management clinic. I was surprised whenon my first visit the doctor barely talked to me and then gave me 6 injections in my back and neck (TPIs). she continued to do this every two weeks for the last 3 months despite the fact it wasn't helping. The other strange part is they always brought in an ultrasound machine but only used it if someone else was with me. So finally she decided to do a medial branch block on both sides of my neck today. They were supposed to give me a sedative to help with my chronic anxiety and Darryl (my fiance') was supposed to be allowed to be in the room with me. They had Darryl leave and said they would call him back in when they were ready. The next thing I knew the doctor came in and put the shield over my face. I asked about the sedative and were Darryl was and the doctor said he would be right in. Next thing I knew she was sticking needles in my neck. I was gripping the table so hard and tears running down my face. But they just kept going. When they were done they had me get dressed and moved me to the hallway. Didn't show me to another room or anything. Finally they showed me to a room and then asked if I wanted Darryl cause I wouldn't stop crying. Darryl was so pissed when I told them what they did and asked about the sedative. They finally gave it to me afterwards. I need to know if this is normal or are we right in thinking we need to find another pain management doctor? I am currently on 10 prescriptions on top of these injections. I can't drive and haven't been able to work for three months.
Valerie in Georgia
Valerie in Georgia