Dismissed by NS

Wow, just have to put this out there...I was dismissed or let go by my neurologist today! I'm not quite sure what to think about that. He basically told me that "there is nothing else that I can do for you" and that my family doctor can manage my medications. He would like to see me off the Oxycodone and muscle relaxants. And I can stop taking the Cymbalta because that doesn't seem to be helping with the headaches or pain. I don't know if I should laugh or get angry. He didn't mention the CM at all. When I think about my life stretching out before me with constant headaches and pain it really bums me out and then when a person who is suppose to help you gives you the boot...jeez. Now what?


I am so sorry that this happened to you. It has happened to me a few times and just reading your account brings back all the confusion and pain. It makes me so angry that doctors are still doing this. Just don't let it get you down. I know that that is easier said than done but you need to look for another doctor. I internalized the hurt and rejection and in many cases have either blamed myself or suffered in silence. Please don't do that. You deserve to find a doctor that will help you. You deserve to find relief. Your pain is real and it needs to be taken seriously. There are jerks in every proffession.