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Too much pain for too long

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  • Posted By: lost hope
  • November 20, 2009
  • 04:23 PM

I admit I was an alcoholic for many years. I quit cold turkey in February '07 and ended up in the ER after having a siezure. I was diagnosed with neuropathy, and not having insurance at the time received no treatment. After I was laid off this August, I got on AHCCCS. My Dr. refered me to a neurologist, who just happened to be the one who diagnosed me at the hospital. After he ran many painful tests, he concluded that I had nerve damage, but since it was 'self induced', he wouldn't prescribe me anything for the pain. He also said that the pain would be a reminder of the mistakes I'd made.(He is a well respected Neurologist in AZ) I told him about all the B vitamins I take, the foods I've been eating and asked if there was anything else I could do just to help me get through everyday. He sais 'yes, quit drinking" which I did over 2 years ago. My own doctor won't give me anything based on the neurologists report. Even after I told him how my husband has to stand in the shower with me everyday to make sure I don't fall, and has to walk me to the bathroom in the middle of the night because I can barely stand. If I had diabetes, I would have all the help in the world. I'm so close to crawl back into a bottle just to make the pain stop. Can any one help me? Please?

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  • Grrr ok 1st its not the dr job to remind you of your mistakes. Ask him about his mistakes! Its called life he/she has no clue what your life had going on then and really non of there business what was going on then what affect did it have on his life? 2nd next time he wants to play the better than you bla bla bla CRAP tell him you need help if you can not get help you may fall off the wagon (so to say) just so you can cope threw your day!Next try to get a dr that wants to help people not PLAY GOD if you cant get a neurologist see if you can get into see Pain Management dr. they can help and they can also try to help to find nondrug related help if thats what you want!I admit I was an alcoholic for many years. I quit cold turkey in February '07 and ended up in the ER after having a siezure. I was diagnosed with neuropathy, and not having insurance at the time received no treatment. After I was laid off this August, I got on AHCCCS. My Dr. refered me to a neurologist, who just happened to be the one who diagnosed me at the hospital. After he ran many painful tests, he concluded that I had nerve damage, but since it was 'self induced', he wouldn't prescribe me anything for the pain. He also said that the pain would be a reminder of the mistakes I'd made.(He is a well respected Neurologist in AZ) I told him about all the B vitamins I take, the foods I've been eating and asked if there was anything else I could do just to help me get through everyday. He sais 'yes, quit drinking" which I did over 2 years ago. My own doctor won't give me anything based on the neurologists report. Even after I told him how my husband has to stand in the shower with me everyday to make sure I don't fall, and has to walk me to the bathroom in the middle of the night because I can barely stand. If I had diabetes, I would have all the help in the world. I'm so close to crawl back into a bottle just to make the pain stop. Can any one help me? Please?
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