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whiplash saga "Pain In The...

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  • Posted By: tingly
  • February 13, 2007
  • 11:27 PM

Anyone gaga for a saga?

I was rearended by a lg pickup 3 mths ago while sitting at a traffic llight. My vehihicle has a ball hitch therefore no damage to my vehicle in turn leads physicians to believe "...no damage to the vehicle...no damage to you!"

I have a list of problems that are supposedly in my head according to my (HMO) PCP who prescribed Amitriptyline which my have impacted already existing conditions resulting from the whiplash. Since I stopped taking the med I no longer have convulsions, urination difficulty, eratic hand and arm movements, anxiety, bulging eyes, irregular heart beats and so on(which by the way -are all in my head).

Unfortunately, I still have a lame left side and my right side continues to deteriorate into profound weakness along with alternating tingling, pins & needles, burning and numbness in my hands and feet. My face even feels numb and droopy(left side), the least of my concerns as my memory is impaired and concentration compromised along with ambulatory difficulty...if it keeps up, falling seems eminent. 'aaannnd Last but not least, drum roll please...the PAIN is and has been relentless!!!:eek:

This is the short "Saga" version I've spared you the drawn out horror.

Does anyone have any advice or similar exp? Docs...Lawyers...anything or anyone educated about whiplash and ball hitch MVA. I live not too far from Boston. I'm exhausted and I need help before I lose everything.

Also, is it true Docs get kick backs from HMOs for down playing injuries? It is often sugg by other health care pros and is it true Docs earn 75% more who prescribe(push) meds pharm co. promote?

Young and New to the allopathic game Quick somebody break me in.

Yours Truly,
Tingly (refering to my toes)

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