Algiatry Pain Center
bigT

Knoxville, TN

#1651 Jun 14, 2011
you are so right ps,i always think when i get mad over hurting or not being able to function very well because of the pain..hey man theres people in worse shape than you,and here you are complaining..shame on you man.and it gets me through another day,i really push myself sometimes because someone that really has pain issues,really hates having them as well,and i hate giving in to the pain so i try and push harder.thats the difference in taking pain meds. to help chronic pain sufferers, vs. people abusing them for recreation,and that pisses me off worse than anything,and you got your people that go to pain management and sell there meds. which makes it tough on the people who need it,and thats why anybody who takes pain meds. are judged to be a junkie,because of a few bad people that take them for the wrong reasons,but there are people who need them and theres absolutely nothing wrong with it,and thats why i cant stand people that judge us as well...ps its like this until they feel our pain..dont judge the people with real pain issues dammit,till you know first hand..and then there tunes will change be well ps..and have a good one too.."your friend"..bigT.

Since: Jun 11

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#1652 Jun 14, 2011
I have been going to a pain clinic for 2 years now. I am in a local pain clinic that I have been into since october. I have fluid built up on my spine and there is absolutely nothing that can be done for it. The great doctor I am seeing now told me that the shots in my back would not do a bit of good. There is absolutely nothing at this point that can be done except have to deal with the pain of not being able to bend over, stand and wash dishes, sweep and mop the floor, Sit in the bath tub to take a bath for more than a few mins. If i stay in one place too long its like I get stuck. I can't adjust back to being normal. If it wasn't for the pain meds I would be crawled up in bed all day long. Right now I have a 4 year old child and I have been taking him to the pool or the lake about every day and going swimming with him. He has a blast but if I didn't have my meds I wouldn't even be able to function as a mother. No I am not a junkie, I do take my meds because if I didn't I would be worthless. It really doesnt\'t matter to me what people think about pain clinics on here because I know that if I didn't have it I would be worthless.

Since: Jun 11

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#1653 Jun 14, 2011
On another note, Pain Sufferer, my Fiancee has been in a pain clinic that he loved for a very long time but he has now been struggling to find a place to go all week because his doctor moved. It has been a struggle. he went to a clinic and they wrote him suboxone ( which makes him sick and he can't work on) then turned around and told him they had a clinic in Georgia that he could go see and they would review his charts and write him accordingly. Why write suboxone then try to send him to a clinic in georgia? So we decided to go to georgia and went to this clinic she said she owned also and got in there handed her the scripts for the suboxone because we were not going to get it filled. The office manager explained to me that if we would have gotten the suboxone filled that he would never be allowed back in a pain clinic again. So apparently they thought we would get it filled then when it ran out try to go to this clinic and the lady in Georgia told us that we were lucky because we wouldnt have been seen. Well come to find out this clinic we went too in knoxville said that it would take 3-5 days to fax the same paper work to the new clinic. We had a 6 month pharmacy history and a copy of the MRI but they wanted that clinic to fax them over. Needless to say it was a waste of time. They took our money then told us that he couldn't be seen till they got those record and it would be another 300 dollars when he came back. So we drove all the way back home and I decided to look on the internet and tried to find a clinic in tennessee and everyone was telling me about this clinic in chattanooga. I called this clinic and they told me that they do not make new patient appointments that they will see new patients if the returns do not show up and get them in as they can. Needless to say we have went back thursday, friday, monday, then today and still have not been seen. Thats 80 dollars a trip there and back not inclding paying my baby sitter, plus the 600 dollars I spent the days before getting my money taken by the doctors and them finding some reason not to see him. He has been out of his medication for 6 days, he cant work because he is hurting too bad. I have to drive him to these appointments and we live close to knox.. I feel like we are a a dead end and if he doesn't get back on his medication the way he is supposed to be taking it then he is going to be miserable. He still hasnt got the suboxone filled because we know we need to turn it into the doctor that will see him so that its not considered doctor shopping. I know that this is a very long thread to read but I was wondering if you had any advice for us. We are at the end of the rope almost broke and I don't know where to turn. I know that you have a clinic so maybe you might be able to see him or possibly give us some adivce on where he can go to get in pretty quick. I tried to call Tennessee Pain Professionals and they wont be seeing new patients until next month and they will not take his Flordia MRI. Since he is self employeed and works construction he doesn't have insurance so he can't afford to get a new MRI.. We are desperate right now so any adivce you could give would be greatly appreciated. I am so sorry to bother you I just didn't know where else to turn.
Allen Johnson

Maryville, TN

#1654 Jun 14, 2011
GoofyGal1985 wrote:
On another note, Pain Sufferer, my Fiancee has been in a pain clinic that he loved for a very long time but he has now been struggling to find a place to go all week because his doctor moved. It has been a struggle. he went to a clinic and they wrote him suboxone ( which makes him sick and he can't work on) then turned around and told him they had a clinic in Georgia that he could go see and they would review his charts and write him accordingly. Why write suboxone then try to send him to a clinic in georgia? So we decided to go to georgia and went to this clinic she said she owned also and got in there handed her the scripts for the suboxone because we were not going to get it filled. The office manager explained to me that if we would have gotten the suboxone filled that he would never be allowed back in a pain clinic again. So apparently they thought we would get it filled then when it ran out try to go to this clinic and the lady in Georgia told us that we were lucky because we wouldnt have been seen. Well come to find out this clinic we went too in knoxville said that it would take 3-5 days to fax the same paper work to the new clinic. We had a 6 month pharmacy history and a copy of the MRI but they wanted that clinic to fax them over. Needless to say it was a waste of time. They took our money then told us that he couldn't be seen till they got those record and it would be another 300 dollars when he came back. So we drove all the way back home and I decided to look on the internet and tried to find a clinic in tennessee and everyone was telling me about this clinic in chattanooga. I called this clinic and they told me that they do not make new patient appointments that they will see new patients if the returns do not show up and get them in as they can. Needless to say we have went back thursday, friday, monday, then today and still have not been seen. Thats 80 dollars a trip there and back not inclding paying my baby sitter, plus the 600 dollars I spent the days before getting my money taken by the doctors and them finding some reason not to see him. He has been out of his medication for 6 days, he cant work because he is hurting too bad. I have to drive him to these appointments and we live close to knox.. I feel like we are a a dead end and if he doesn't get back on his medication the way he is supposed to be taking it then he is going to be miserable. He still hasnt got the suboxone filled because we know we need to turn it into the doctor that will see him so that its not considered doctor shopping. I know that this is a very long thread to read but I was wondering if you had any advice for us. We are at the end of the rope almost broke and I don't know where to turn. I know that you have a clinic so maybe you might be able to see him or possibly give us some adivce on where he can go to get in pretty quick. I tried to call Tennessee Pain Professionals and they wont be seeing new patients until next month and they will not take his Flordia MRI. Since he is self employeed and works construction he doesn't have insurance so he can't afford to get a new MRI.. We are desperate right now so any adivce you could give would be greatly appreciated. I am so sorry to bother you I just didn't know where else to turn.
Oh my God, its Days of Our Freakin' Lives! Wonderful a new pain clinic addict to add to the fold.
bigT

Knoxville, TN

#1655 Jun 14, 2011
Allen Johnson wrote:
<quoted text>Oh my God, its Days of Our Freakin' Lives! Wonderful a new pain clinic addict to add to the fold.
well look..its the freakin creep,returning from his trip to florida,where he takes a whole car load down and does his thing ..you know hum..creep..it was so peaceful without you so go back to hell man..

Since: Jun 11

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#1656 Jun 14, 2011
Allen you would be on these forums, why exactly? If you werent involved in pain meds u wouldnt be here. did you get kicked out of a clinic or something? Get you little feelings hurt? Unless you hhave some usefull information for me I will not, after this, be replying to any comments. I will put my big girl panties on. Why try to argue or make fun of someone with pain issues behind a computer? i find it pointless. I a 25 years old and I have better things to do. I just wanted to make it clear unlike some people on here I will not act like a child and argue with you.
Just Me

Jamestown, TN

#1657 Jun 14, 2011
GoofyGal1985 wrote:
Allen you would be on these forums, why exactly? If you werent involved in pain meds u wouldnt be here. did you get kicked out of a clinic or something? Get you little feelings hurt? Unless you hhave some usefull information for me I will not, after this, be replying to any comments. I will put my big girl panties on. Why try to argue or make fun of someone with pain issues behind a computer? i find it pointless. I a 25 years old and I have better things to do. I just wanted to make it clear unlike some people on here I will not act like a child and argue with you.
I've not been on topix for over a week and yet nothing has changed with some people. Like you said, even simple things like housework is difficult when you have chronic pain. It's not something that goes away and if a person uses pain meds as directed and is not 'zonked' out does not make them a junkie.

But like big T said, some just don;t get it that everyone is not a junkie. You can show them medical records and they would still say you're faking or you're a junkie.

As I said before, I do not support pill mills nor any place that enables drug addicts but I do not believe a person should suffer from chronic pain because of narrow-minded people's labels. Don't label a person a 'junkie' unless you know exactly what they have been through - it is no different than stating a person will steal because they are black (no, I'm only using that as an example).

I go tomorrow for more of the epidural shots (been through PT, etc) and for me, the pain after these procedures is not worth any pill. It would be easier to score from a bad pill mill than go through all I've went but my injury is legit. Believe me, I wish I did not have this but I know many are in worse shape than me.

I'm sorry it's been so tough on you and that for now there are not many medical options open. Just take each day one at a time. Will be praying for you and your family.
Darinda

Antioch, TN

#1658 Jun 14, 2011
GoofyGal1985 wrote:
On another note, Pain Sufferer, my Fiancee has been in a pain clinic that he loved for a very long time but he has now been struggling to find a place to go all week because his doctor moved. It has been a struggle. he went to a clinic and they wrote him suboxone ( which makes him sick and he can't work on) then turned around and told him they had a clinic in Georgia that he could go see and they would review his charts and write him accordingly. Why write suboxone then try to send him to a clinic in georgia? So we decided to go to georgia and went to this clinic she said she owned also and got in there handed her the scripts for the suboxone because we were not going to get it filled. The office manager explained to me that if we would have gotten the suboxone filled that he would never be allowed back in a pain clinic again. So apparently they thought we would get it filled then when it ran out try to go to this clinic and the lady in Georgia told us that we were lucky because we wouldnt have been seen. Well come to find out this clinic we went too in knoxville said that it would take 3-5 days to fax the same paper work to the new clinic. We had a 6 month pharmacy history and a copy of the MRI but they wanted that clinic to fax them over. Needless to say it was a waste of time. They took our money then told us that he couldn't be seen till they got those record and it would be another 300 dollars when he came back. So we drove all the way back home and I decided to look on the internet and tried to find a clinic in tennessee and everyone was telling me about this clinic in chattanooga. I called this clinic and they told me that they do not make new patient appointments that they will see new patients if the returns do not show up and get them in as they can. Needless to say we have went back thursday, friday, monday, then today and still have not been seen. Thats 80 dollars a trip there and back not inclding paying my baby sitter, plus the 600 dollars I spent the days before getting my money taken by the doctors and them finding some reason not to see him. He has been out of his medication for 6 days, he cant work because he is hurting too bad. I have to drive him to these appointments and we live close to knox.. I feel like we are a a dead end and if he doesn't get back on his medication the way he is supposed to be taking it then he is going to be miserable. He still hasnt got the suboxone filled because we know we need to turn it into the doctor that will see him so that its not considered doctor shopping. I know that this is a very long thread to read but I was wondering if you had any advice for us. We are at the end of the rope almost broke and I don't know where to turn. I know that you have a clinic so maybe you might be able to see him or possibly give us some adivce on where he can go to get in pretty quick. I tried to call Tennessee Pain Professionals and they wont be seeing new patients until next month and they will not take his Flordia MRI. Since he is self employeed and works construction he doesn't have insurance so he can't afford to get a new MRI.. We are desperate right now so any adivce you could give would be greatly appreciated. I am so sorry to bother you I just didn't know where else to turn.
Dr. Nelson Brian Smith will give you anything you want. His office is in pigeon forge. He us expensive but you will get what ever you ask for that same day. Call ahead and find out how much money you need to bring with you.
Just Me

Jamestown, TN

#1659 Jun 14, 2011
Deanna wrote:
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Either you lawyer friend was wrong or you made that up. See if you can get a letter from a lawyer saying that is the law and then post it. Also, see if you can get a letter from a doctor saying he or she authorizes their patients to drive on pain medication and post that. You can not do it because you are so wrong it is not even funny.
Regarding DUI, anyone who tests positive for opiates will be charged and prosecuted for DUI. The prosecution only has to show that the defendant did not have the same "clearness of mind and control of himself" as he or she would have had while clean and sober. The law also provides that having a presription for narcotic pain medicine is no defense to DUI. If one tests positive for opiates and also has any amount of other drug or alcohol is his or her bloodstream, there is no realistic chance of beating a DUI in court. The prosecution's expert will talk about the synergist effect and the defendant will be convicted.
Also, if one is arrested for DUI and he or she has a prior DUI conviction or is driving with minors in the car, the defendant will be held without bond. That means no chance of getting out of jail until after the case is tried. You may want to talk with your police officer friends about that. Even a theraputic lever of opiates in your bloodstream will get you charge with DUI and then good luck convincing the jury that you are not affected by opiates and that, unlike junkies, you can handle your opiates.
You will NEVER get a lawyer or a doctor to sign a letter verifying what you have tried to say.
PS could have been a smartazz and asked you if you knew this from personal experience but she didn't. The rural area I live does not routinely test for narcotics because the jail is not equipped - mostly use breathalyzers but can take a suspect to the hosp for blood tests (and no I do not know this firsthand). Many rural areas still do not and unfortunately these areas do not have the tax dollars to go after suspected offenders. Not saying this is right - just pointing out the harsh facts.

I would also like to point out there are many other drugs a person should not take and drive (OTC sleep aids, allergy, etc) and many non-pain prescription drugs (blood pressure, etc) may cause drowsiness when taken so every person needs to be careful when taking anything.

Funny, don't see as many people trashing Budweiser for all the addictions and accidents alcohol causes or cig companies for all the cancer their products cause - wonder how many deaths are related to smoking and drinking?

Since: Jun 11

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#1660 Jun 14, 2011
I will keep that in mind but he really needs to find a pain clinic that will help him manage his pain and not just write him what ever he wants. He needs a treatment plan and no one knows what treatment is best for themselves. The treatment plan he has been on for the past 2 year has worked but again this will be up to his doctor to decide. i don't want to go to a fly by night clinic that will be sut down next month and us have to go through all of this BS again. Again, thank you for taking the time to post a reply to my post.
Darinda wrote:
<quoted text>
Dr. Nelson Brian Smith will give you anything you want. His office is in pigeon forge. He us expensive but you will get what ever you ask for that same day. Call ahead and find out how much money you need to bring with you.

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#1661 Jun 14, 2011
I will keep u in my prayers also. If my fiancee does happen to find a good clinic with a doctor that treats him well I will let you know and maybe you can find a treatment plan that works and doesnt make you worse. Please keep up with my post and if we find something I will let you know! Oh and.. my doctor informed me that the shots do not help. Its just a way to keep the DEA off their butts.. keep that in mind if you feel they are not helping you!
Just Me wrote:
<quoted text>
I've not been on topix for over a week and yet nothing has changed with some people. Like you said, even simple things like housework is difficult when you have chronic pain. It's not something that goes away and if a person uses pain meds as directed and is not 'zonked' out does not make them a junkie.
But like big T said, some just don;t get it that everyone is not a junkie. You can show them medical records and they would still say you're faking or you're a junkie.
As I said before, I do not support pill mills nor any place that enables drug addicts but I do not believe a person should suffer from chronic pain because of narrow-minded people's labels. Don't label a person a 'junkie' unless you know exactly what they have been through - it is no different than stating a person will steal because they are black (no, I'm only using that as an example).
I go tomorrow for more of the epidural shots (been through PT, etc) and for me, the pain after these procedures is not worth any pill. It would be easier to score from a bad pill mill than go through all I've went but my injury is legit. Believe me, I wish I did not have this but I know many are in worse shape than me.
I'm sorry it's been so tough on you and that for now there are not many medical options open. Just take each day one at a time. Will be praying for you and your family.
Allen Johnson

Maryville, TN

#1662 Jun 15, 2011
GoofyGal1985 wrote:
Allen you would be on these forums, why exactly? If you werent involved in pain meds u wouldnt be here. did you get kicked out of a clinic or something? Get you little feelings hurt? Unless you hhave some usefull information for me I will not, after this, be replying to any comments. I will put my big girl panties on. Why try to argue or make fun of someone with pain issues behind a computer? i find it pointless. I a 25 years old and I have better things to do. I just wanted to make it clear unlike some people on here I will not act like a child and argue with you.
Because I can doofusgal. This is still an open forum and people are free to post wherever they like. Is that OK with you, or do you8 want to say who posts where? Why hide your addiction behind a computer screen? Does the truth hurt? What a damn couple youll make. Both sittin around comparing who has the most need for narcotics.
Allen Johnson

Maryville, TN

#1663 Jun 15, 2011
bigT wrote:
<quoted text>well look..its the freakin creep,returning from his trip to florida,where he takes a whole car load down and does his thing ..you know hum..creep..it was so peaceful without you so go back to hell man..
Youre the one in hell dumbass. Addicted, depends on my tax dollars to pay for your diapers, suckin up to rank stranger in hopes they can get you some pills. What a waste of air you are.
just me

Oak Ridge, TN

#1664 Jun 15, 2011
Allen Johnson wrote:
You they would treat like the junkie you are. Why start so many threads about pain clinics. You're just looking to score and everybody knows it.
your just plain stupid. Everbody who goes to a clinic is not a junky. I go to one and i am far from being a junkie I need the pain reflief as most do. here in Tennessee you will not find but maybe a handful of doctors that will write you more than you need or sometimes what you need. No body knows what someone eles life is like
bigT

Maryville, TN

#1665 Jun 15, 2011
Allen Johnson wrote:
<quoted text>Youre the one in hell dumbass. Addicted, depends on my tax dollars to pay for your diapers, suckin up to rank stranger in hopes they can get you some pills. What a waste of air you are.
shat man you keep on believing your own bull shat,cause im sure your the only one who does.i dont need you or any one else to pay for anything of mine man,a rank stranger?and no im not sucking up to ps,i deem her as a friend,and as i said before, i dont go to any..and i repeat any,pain center,but i will lords will when the insurance thing is approved and no you dont pay for that either.why do you keep on with this non-sense,you are a stupid jerk for real,and im just as stupid at times for commenting back to your garb,ill admit that.but you dont pay for anything of mine nor am i on welfare,or diapers,and you have to pay in on taxes to have tax money removed from your wages,which i doubt very seriously you do.and i dont take any meds as of now but high blood pressure meds,but like i say when the insurance thing is done i will take what i need to get by,and thats the difference between you and I,I tell the truth.try it sometime,you may like it..
bigT

Maryville, TN

#1666 Jun 15, 2011
oh and if i never go to pain sufferers clinic,she will still be my friend..can you understand that,im friends with people for who they are,not for what they can do for me...
Allen Johnson

Maryville, TN

#1667 Jun 15, 2011
just me wrote:
<quoted text>
your just plain stupid. Everbody who goes to a clinic is not a junky. I go to one and i am far from being a junkie I need the pain reflief as most do. here in Tennessee you will not find but maybe a handful of doctors that will write you more than you need or sometimes what you need. No body knows what someone eles life is like
blah.. blah... blahh "Im innocent. I can quit anytime. Im not hooked. but I need it, man".. yeah we all know. There are no junkies, just pain sufferers.
Allen Johnson

Maryville, TN

#1668 Jun 15, 2011
bigT wrote:
<quoted text>shat man you keep on believing your own bull shat,cause im sure your the only one who does.i dont need you or any one else to pay for anything of mine man,a rank stranger?and no im not sucking up to ps,i deem her as a friend,and as i said before, i dont go to any..and i repeat any,pain center,but i will lords will when the insurance thing is approved and no you dont pay for that either.why do you keep on with this non-sense,you are a stupid jerk for real,and im just as stupid at times for commenting back to your garb,ill admit that.but you dont pay for anything of mine nor am i on welfare,or diapers,and you have to pay in on taxes to have tax money removed from your wages,which i doubt very seriously you do.and i dont take any meds as of now but high blood pressure meds,but like i say when the insurance thing is done i will take what i need to get by,and thats the difference between you and I,I tell the truth.try it sometime,you may like it..
You got one thing right in all that shit. And by the way its spelled s h i t. I know your a dumbass but at least if you are going to try and LOOK like a man at least try and spell like one. What a cowardly display.
Allen Johnson

Maryville, TN

#1669 Jun 15, 2011
bigT wrote:
oh and if i never go to pain sufferers clinic,she will still be my friend..can you understand that,im friends with people for who they are,not for what they can do for me...
A friend? Found on the internet, wouldnt know her if she ran over you (which she could probably do) have no idea if she is some random felon. You got some damn low standards for friends diaper boy.
bigT

Maryville, TN

#1670 Jun 15, 2011
Allen Johnson wrote:
<quoted text>You got one thing right in all that shit. And by the way its spelled s h i t. I know your a dumbass but at least if you are going to try and LOOK like a man at least try and spell like one. What a cowardly display.
you would be totally surprised dude if you really knew what i looked like,and who i really was,believe that..like i say your not even worth replying too..and this proves it...

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