Hi. I have had chronic back pain for years and have been newly diagnosed with fibromyalgia. My question is this: how do you get help from doctors for pain when they seem to be so concerned with the opioid epidemic that they can no longer see you as an individual? I understand that it is a valid concern, however my pain is also valid. I keep running into ‘yes this is a chronic pain issue, no, there is no cure, we won’t give you pain meds but please let us know if we can help in ANY way!’ My latest experience with that has been over the last two days. I had an epidural injection for back pain, my third one, but this one has been way different. Extreme back pain after and a headache that is worse when standing. The response that I got was ‘it’s not a spinal headache because I would know if there had been a puncture and it will just take a while to calm down. Let us know if we can help!’ Called my pcp, who said to call the doc who did the epidural. Meanwhile I am here alone. In pain. Can’t get up to take care of myself and feeling very pitiful. Advice?