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Help with getting a doctor to listen to me?!?

I need help with seeing a new doctor. I have severe chronic pain every single day to where I can't even do my daily activities. I have 2 young children to look after, can't sleep and constantly nauseous from the pain and can't eat. I have scoliosis, kyphosis, a vertrebral hemangioma and degenerate joint disease at 28. My old doctor was prescribing me 60 lortab 7.5 and 1mg kolonopin daily for over a year and when I went in to get a refill he claims I don't need this for my pain nor did I ever and just cut me off just like that. I have been in horrific pain since then and even had to go tot the ER because I was hurting so bad I could barely breathe. She prescribed Percocet 7.5 but only 10 of them. They worked wonderful! Now I'm having to go see a new doctor and I'm worried that he won't help me at all and I will have to continue living in pain which doesn't leave me with a great life since I can't do much with my kids. I just want to be able to be somewhat out of pain and function as normally as possible. The only thing I can take is Tylenol based medicines, I'm allergic to NSAIDS, codeine and tramadol and I'm afraid if I tell the doc this, he will think I'm just a drug seeker. I need to know what to say to this new doc and how to go about getting some relief! If anyone can help,n please do. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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Have you considered going to a pain clinic? Doctors now have been told not to just hand out meds so the ones that actually need it are suffering.

I would tell him what you are going through be straight forward and don't lie. Ask him what you can do and if there is a pain clinic to help you because I feel you would get more help from one than a regular doctor
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I will ask for him to do that. The only thing is I can't get an appointment with him for another 2 weeks! Also with my insurance I will need a referral to even see a pain clinic and I'm worried about how long that will take. I just need something to get me by until I can see someone about managing my pain. I'm desperate now and nothing I do will relieve this pain and I'm pretty sure I can't keep going to the ER.
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No joke, but I've heard that pot is very good for this. Then the problem becomes how to obtain it, since it's still illegal.  unfortunately.  :)

good luck.  I'm in the same kind of boat.
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