I believe your Dr. and his answers are both tired. I came here asking for several I repeat several simple questions or should be simple coming from a highly regarded physician and came back with, talk with your physician and look into a teaching hospital/chronic pain. Please advise me to where this hospital may be in Minnesota. I've been too Mayo Clinic and Fairview University as I said I had been too several with no help at all. If you answer all your inquiries as such you should be out of business. Maybe try online physicians.
With all due respect, be fair to Dr. Steve. You came here, to an addiction forum (not a chronic pain forum) with a complex medical history and expect some sort of personal consultation from the doctor regarding what your medical care should be. Even prior to the current climate of litigation an answer to your "question" would have been foolhardy. Try calling a doctor and posing your problem in 2 minutes on the phone and see if you'll get ANY doctor in this country to give you an answer. If they did, they would be guilty of malpractice. Why would you think it should be different on the internet?
so I was in the wrong place looking for the right answers, malpractice I don't think so. I challenge you to look at what is going on in Texas. Please give some legal advice on Texas Health web. Internet medicine has been going on for ever or should I say since the home P. C. I haven't figured out in my head how this can be done. But your doctor is giving nothing more than online advice that can't take 10 minutes of his time.
Try the forum headdocs.com where there are various categories you can choose and a wider selection of doctors answering questions. Dr. Steve Adleman who replies here gives longer and better replies there than he posts here. The only problem is that not all questions are selected for answers. But the archive there is a very informative resource. I sent some questions and never saw a reply but when I searched the archive I found the answers to my questions. You have to read a little or a lot. My 2 cents is that no doctor is a god and I settle for nothing less than several , yep several, opinions. The net is a good way to gather information and compare it with the personal consulations you go to your own doctors for. Addiction medicine is not all fact like other areas of medicine. Research and belief paradigms are changing regularly. Consider this forum just one stop in your quest. Best wishes, Brighty
thanks for the info and your right on, medicine is not an exact science. Several opinions might save your life. Another good source is the Mayo clinic in Rochester MN. I'm sure you've heard about it and its its commitment to excellence.