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  • pam
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    Beth, you see my uro's associate [img]wink.gif[/img] I go to Dr Mitcheson, in the same office. I know 1 weekend, I was in terrible pain, and I called the office, and your Dr happend to be on call, and he did call me in a script for pain, though it was not a narcotic..because he did not know me personally....he was willing to help me <img src="graemlins/angel.gif" border="0" alt="[angel]" />
    My uro doesn't believe in pain meds, so I started going to pain management a few weeks ago.this is my 2nd one [img]frown.gif[/img] This disease is sooo fustrating <img src="graemlins/banghead.gif" border="0" alt="[banghead]" /> .but Happy that you like your Dr <img src="graemlins/grouphug.gif" border="0" alt="[grouphug]" /> Pam

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  • beth_s
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    When I was first getting diagnosed and in so much pain that I was honestly considering suicide, the Dr who saved me was Dr Coukos, at Bay State Urology. He has two offices; Brighton, (at St Elizabeths Hospital) is 617-782-1200; his Watertown office is 617-926-1200. He is very knowlegable about IC and very compassionate and caring. I highly recomend him; at least with me he had no hestation to give me as much pain meds as I needed to control the pain, and he believed me about how painful this disease was for me. I know it is really hard when you are in even more pain than most other IC patients are (as if what most of us deal with isn't already bad enough!) Sometimes it can take very high doses of drugs to control the pain at all, and the pain can really just feed on itself in a truly horrendous way. I honestly think that I would be dead today if it were not for him, and later (when I was much better) I went back and thanked him for saving my life. I hope he will be a blessing for you as well. Good luck with everything! beth_s

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  • yvette
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    Oh there are sympathetic Doctors, there are....but you know how fast paced Boston is. Its not that they don't care--the pace of those Doctor's offices are so brisk. I can't recommend a pain doctor--because I don't use one. i found Doctor Bellin and Doctor Staskin at Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center to be really sweet helpful uros. Staskin isn't the most cuddly, but he warms up as he gets to know you--he is wicked busy, and needed in so many different hospitals....A friend uses Doctor Paul Church, and loves him. If you'd like their numbers, I'd be happy to PM you with them.

    y. <img src="graemlins/bunny.gif" border="0" alt="[bunny]" />

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  • DebAmatan52
    started a topic Wanted: Brave Pain Dr --Boston Area

    Wanted: Brave Pain Dr --Boston Area

    I am going crazy trying to find a Dr. who is not afraid of writing Prescription Pain Meds!!!
    I TOTALLY realize with all the media attention especially O.C.s have gotten (around my area anyway) that things are bad out there but what about us people in GENUINE PAIN!!!
    Why do WE have to suffer when we NEED this medication??
    Does anyone know of a Boston area DR in Pain Management Practice or a sympathetic Urologist??
    I'm begining to wonder if tere are any.
    Deb
    (OUCH)
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