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Have You Been Happy With Your Doctor's Pain Management For You?

Have You Been Happy With Your Doctor's Pain Management For You?

I admit that I am an unusual patient. In the 6 months prior to my cancer being found I had both of my knees replaced. I am now about 2/3's of the way through a long treatment program (TNBC diagnosis) and the pain is becoming unmanageable. The ache in my back and legs is so significant that I worry about going out. I am back to using my cane for security. But my facility does not believe in pain management. They keep saying that if I want anything other than OTC meds, I need to go to my… read more

A MyBCTeam Member said:

"Getting treatment should not be harder than the disease." This is a Quote one of the nurse facilitators has on the bottom of her email. True. My oncologist and I were not a good match - I changed and am so happy with my new one.

posted almost 8 years ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

Seek out the services of a Pain Management Specialist. In addition to BC, I've had three back surgeries (spinal stenosis & degenerative disk disease which have caused me chronic pain for more than 12 years). Pain Management docs, for the most part have been very helpful. Also, massage therapist has also been helpful -- difficult to find those who are covered by insurance -- biggest difficulty.
Just some thoughts.

posted almost 8 years ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

I am on gabapentin for nerve pain due to taxol. I was also given nucynta for bone pain associated with the taxol. I don't take the nucynta all the time but I do when pain gets pretty bad. You should not have to deal with pain the way you are. Demand help and if it's not forthcoming I'd look I to a different doctor - just my opinion.

posted almost 8 years ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

I find oncologists to only be interested In chemo drugs. I don't find them helpful with the side effects. They really seem to be single focused. I guess that is what they are trained for? At least this is my experience.

posted almost 8 years ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

Another update: This new oncologist has made the difference in night and day. So I've learned, speak up. Don't assume there is a policy of the facility. It is up to the individual doctor! This one is so much better she is even being proactive to moving me to a pain mgt. center for as my chemo wraps up. So don't take no for an answer!!!

posted over 7 years ago
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