I'm still upset that Dh's pain management doctor could not be bothered to return our "distress" calls. I have made an appointment tomorrow with his regular primary care physician. I want to discuss his pain management plan (trying to find something that works besides morphine) and what he, as a patient, should expect from a doctor in dealing with this. We are also going to ask that a scan be done on his back, as that is where most of his intense pain the past 6 months seems to be. It has been 9-10 year since he had an MRI done - who knows that there isn't something specific or separate from fibromyalgia causing his back pain?
He is supposed to have a follow up appointment (regarding the Lyrica) on Friday with the pain management doctor. I am seriously considering just cancelling it and forgetting about this doctor. Either have his primary care physcian make the decision if he should up the Lyrica dosage (he's on a "starter" dosage) to the "therapeutic range" and then see for sure if it will help or not or have the primary care physician refer him to someone else in the area. He didn't originally refer us to this pain management doctor - the university neurologist did. Should I have Dh discontinue care with this pain managment doctor? I'm hoping his regular doctor will give me some advice tomorrow.