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    Donna G. Guest

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    Have you ever been to one?

    I have a friend who went, but gave up on them after only 1 visit. I
    tried to talk her in to going back and letting them work with her more,
    but think she is scared because they want a mental health eval and she
    wasn't happy about that.

    IF you have been to one before, what has your experience been with
    them? Was it positive?

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    1) Rejoice always, Pray continually,
    Give thanks in all circumstances,
    For this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
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    2) 2) ANGELS EXIST, but some times, since they don't all have wings,
    we call them FRIENDS......

    3) Just because you're in pain, doesn't mean you have to be one!
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    Nann Bell Guest

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    Hey, Donna. I've not been to one but the reports I've heard from oters vary
    widely. It seems hat some of them are only able to comprehend
    straight-forward causes of pain. One might argue that such a patient wouldn't
    need a specialized clinic to begin with! I've also heard reports of excellent
    pain clinics wiith caring and interested doctors. It doesn't help any that
    it's such a new specialty.

    Is there any chance of convincing your friend that the mental health eval
    might be to assess how well she's coping with her pain? Or that it's will
    affirm for these new doctors what she already knows? It's hard to think these
    things through when you're in major pain.

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    Donna G. Guest

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    Thanks, Nan, for the info.

    I truly believe that part of her fear of the mental health eval is
    because I'm pretty sure she is addicted to vicodin. She will pop 6-8
    at a time and will do it while we are out driving around.

    I have quit riding with her, as the last time I rode with her, she
    absolutely terrified me with her driving. I was so afraid she might
    kill me, herself, and other innocent people.

    She doesn't like it when you try to talk to her about the amount of
    vicodin she takes in a day.
    Changes the subject immediately. I understand being in pain, but there
    are other ways to deal with it then taking so many vicodin at a time.

    She did finally go see the rehab specialist yesterday - he is going to
    try botox on her, but also gave her an rx for tramadol. She called me
    last night and said the tramadol isn't working. Told her to give it a
    chance, as she'd only taken one dose. Also told her the dose could be
    adjusted but she would need to talk to the doctor, not do it on her own.

    Sigh.........she is such a great person, but hate seeing her go through
    all of this. She has been addicted in the past to valium.

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    1) Rejoice always, Pray continually,
    Give thanks in all circumstances,
    For this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
    *********** ***********( I
    Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV)

    2) 2) ANGELS EXIST, but some times, since they don't all have wings,
    we call them FRIENDS......

    3) Just because you're in pain, doesn't mean you have to be one!
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    Harvey Guest

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    Then it’s the doctors fault..... You are in a tough spot. Its hard to
    help and not loose a friend.

    Harv



    Sigh.........she is such a great person, but hate seeing her go through
    all of this. She has been addicted in the past to valium.

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    Donna G. Guest

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    Thanks, Harv. Yeah, I know it is a tough spot to be in, as they never
    want to acknowledge their addictions. Really kind of sad to me.

    She did go back to her rehab doc, thinking that perhaps she could find
    another way to deal with the pain, and he switched her to tramadol,
    which of course she is already claiming it doesn't work and she has
    already jumped up her dose on her own and still claiming it doesn't
    work. Suggested she call the doctor back and tell him, and she said
    no, she will just keep taking more to see if it will work. Sigh,,,,,

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    1) Rejoice always, Pray continually,
    Give thanks in all circumstances,
    For this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
    *********** ***********( I
    Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV)

    2) 2) ANGELS EXIST, but some times, since they don't all have wings,
    we call them FRIENDS......

    3) Just because you're in pain, doesn't mean you have to be one!
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    Donna G. Guest

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    Geeeee, I think our poor sex starved SPAMMER needs to go to a pain
    clininc!

    LOL........Poor thing is obviously in pain and lacking something in
    their life!

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    1) Rejoice always, Pray continually,
    Give thanks in all circumstances,
    For this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
    *********** ***********( I
    Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV)

    2) 2) ANGELS EXIST, but some times, since they don't all have wings,
    we call them FRIENDS......

    3) Just because you're in pain, doesn't mean you have to be one!
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