I went to see a Pain Management Specialist today. They had me fill out a lot of paperwork (was able to print and fill everything out ahead of time) and did an assessment where they had me walk (or try to) on my heels and toes, tested reflexes, and muscle strength. It turns out my right leg is slightly atrophied and weaker than the right. I have to go for an MRI in a week, then wait a week after that to be seen again. I guess they do all this delaying because of the "drug seekers." But it does nothing for people in pain. I spent two nights crying half the night because my pain was so excruciating after an exhausting van ride. And all I had was Aspirin and Tylenol. I really hope this doctor can help me. But I am so brain fogged that I would like some advice on the following: I managed to get an appointment with my Rheumatologist next month. Now that I have initiated with a Pain management doctor, should I still see the Rheumatologist? I don't want to be accused of doc shopping, but I was an established patient with her before I decided to try pain management. Also, so far all she did was prescribe LDN which did not help very much after all with my pain issues. And I also felt her to be not supportive when I told her that I didn't know what I was going to do when the LDN wasn't working out. She rather sharply asked if I wanted "pain meds." I told her I had really hoped to have a success with the LDN, so accepted another script for it and haven't touched it. I actually felt intimidated by her and have only made an appointment with her because I wasn't sure I could get in anywhere else. I am so confused I would really like some feedback about this. Do I simply stay with Pain management, or stick with my Rheumy, or see both? Thanks!