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Date : 07-Apr-2014
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User:My doctor is retiring. I have terrrible terrible panic attacks. I will see him today as it is his last day. he has decided not to refer patients. I take xanax am and pm. I also take 4 norco a day as an mri shows my left hip has terrible bone on bone in one area. but, my insurance blue cross is saying megalife did not share the mri and it is pre existing and they are fighting it out while I dont know what to do. I dont know what to do. There are all these sites to order without a doctor that seems like a bad idea. HELP Kym Benson
Doctor:
Let me read your query for few minutes to be able to have a good discussion here.
User:ok great thanks
Doctor:Can you be more specific what are you looking for, is it a prescription or me to interpret your condition
Doctor:Is it that Xanax is not helping to stop panic attacks
Doctor:Are you with me
User:yes. I need a prescription refill for my norco and zanax?spelling. as I said my doctor is retiring. my insurance will pay for shots in my hip but they dont help. I am confused by the one line buy it now and sendm money cash to cansda> Not. was a long time medical reporter right now, I am trying to find another family doctor, but for now, I am in so much pain and my jaw needs to be fixed anyway, i dont smoke or drink or do drugs. but after calling almost all day, most doctors not accepting new patients in san antnio and I have moved to a small town in Bandera with one Pharmacy.
User:yes the xanas stops it right away. the norco upsets my stomach a little but my lefthip pain is soooooo bad at times and other days when its warmer im ok, one surgeon says surgery one says wait?
User:hello
User:help only 18 mins on the clock
Doctor:Was the diagnosis with Hip
Doctor:Was it arthritis?
User:hello
Doctor:I wish to know the diagnosis why was there a chronic hip pain
User:yes bad arthritus in my hands and in one foot. my hip is from a car accident, my tmj well, my jaw jus locks up, again a bad dentist filed them making it worse
User:mri shows a small area of bone on bone, that is why sometimes i cant go for my walks but it is so small area, one surgeon says wait, get steriod shots and one says get a new hip?
User:there are pain clinics in san XXXXXXX i guess i could just walk in one and see if they can help me
Doctor:Ok if chronic hip pain is the only thing that bothers you
Doctor:I have these options for you
Doctor:before you go for surgery
User:yes and my jaw
User:there is a bone spur in my left sholulder but they cant take it out
Doctor:1) Physiotherapy to see if there are muscles around the hip to stregthen
Doctor:and this drastically reduces pain
Doctor:2) Whenever you have pain you can go for a massage along with pain medicines
Doctor:3) Rehab specialists can advice if you have alternative way to move around without pain, by using different way of placing your leg forward
User:yes. i am up for that. but what about my medciation. i run out today. what do i do it says do not stop taking, i dont mind getting off totally but panic with no doctor to see and no where to to
Doctor:Do not worry about that, even it it runs out
Doctor:You can still start over it again
Doctor:with the help of other doctor whom your present doctor refers to
Doctor:If he does not refer you can choose to locate one in your locality again
Doctor:who is competent enough
User:yes i get great messages. and i dont walk, i use elipitcal bike, i am very strong eat well, sleep well. but then I have medicaitns that help anyway, you can not write me a prescription?
Doctor:I think more than the pain, the panic attacks bother you
Doctor:No the scripts here are not valid for dispensing the medicines
Doctor:I think this is an opportunity for you to get over medications and try something without drugs
User:yes. but the pain in the hip bad, whe the jaw locks for several hours in terrinble pain. some guy told me yesterday to wire money for norco, i laughted and hug up. i will just go to a walk in clinic. thanks anyway
Doctor:What say? If you keep relying on medicines you would have these circumstances where you run out medicines
Doctor:Yeah but do not forget to ask your doctor for a good referral to a local physician
User:I a strong. I will be ok. its fhe rape, the car wreck, and a bad jaw all hitting me at once. oh well I will try to get smeone to refill my scripts for now thank you for your time.
Doctor:I suggest a Psychologist should also intervene to take care of panic attacks
User:yes my psychiatrist is retired as of today
Doctor:Good. You find a lot of competent pain specialist around there
Doctor:to give you medicine
User:no they are just pill mills but they dont care, but for now, i will go there and give them cash. god, you know they are as bad as guys on line who are not doctors.
Doctor:I am a qualified MD
Doctor:I listen to my patients first
Doctor:than rush around
Doctor:Let me know if you need anything else to answer before we end this
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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