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This is my first time writing to this site for the sole reason I am out of ideas and don't know what to do. I am hoping that someone out there has experienced what I am going through and point me in the right direction because the thoughts I'm having now are not where I want to be. I am a 60 year old male that has had this undiagnosed pain in my groin and testicles region for over 15 years now. The pain is so bad and out of control that 10 years ago I had a Medtronic pain pump inserted in my stomach with leads that run to my spine. In conjunction with that I have an external transmitter that I use to give myself additional dosages of meds every 90 minutes of which I use the maximum allowance of 8 times a day. My pump has very high concentration of meds that include Fentanyl, Clonidine & Hydromorphone. This has been going on now for so long now that I am the stage of just giving up. I have been to so many doctors and ones in practically every field. The tests that have all run over the years you would have thought by now they could have figured this out. I have been to the best doctors in NYC to the Mayo Clinic who surprising to my family refused to take me on as a patient. I have come to believe that they only take on patients they knowingly can help to keep up their reputation as a top medical facility.
So here I go again through a new set of new doctors in the hope of finding just one who has help someone with a condition like me. Previously living near NYC we now reside in Jacksonville, FL as I was hoping the weather change would be good for me. It's been over a year now and although on a whole I feel the doctors are more caring down here. The results are the same.
I could write on forever but since this is my first time, I am only testing the waters to see if anyone else has experienced such a thing. I am at the point of being totally depressed and tired of dealing with it.
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