Ugh, I hate seeing doctors about my pain. I've procrastinated for the past 6 years, just seeing them a few times or even just one time over months and months. I end up just going to urgent care or the er for acute problems and deal with the chronic pain as best as I can.
Most times I go in to a pcp for my pain (along with everything else) I leave disappointed, frustrated and humiliated. They either label me a drug seeker or a hypochondriac right off the bat. I guess they figure it can't be that bad. I'm too young to have all these problems. Or I'm just crazy. I really have no idea. I mean the last doc I saw 2 or 3 times. He was all nice and said he would get me into pain management and other specialists. When I went through my paperwork to provide proof for my mmj card, I saw he documented that I "appeared to be under the influence of a drug." And he really didn't help much with the refferals. Like, I never got into pain mgmt and that was months ago. I live in a small town all owned by a healthcare company or whatever from the only hospital we have. I decided to travel 2 hrs to see a new doc next time. But I am dreading it. Like folding laundry...
I just need advice on how to get the doctor to take me seriously and listen to what I say and not just blow me off like the rest?. I mean I'm starting to get a little nervous with how quickly I am getting worse now.
What's the secret to finding a good doctor? Or getting any doctor to take me seriously?