hello, I'm new to the site. I need to talk to people who have gone through/are going through the same things as me. I have had neck, shoulder, arm, elbow pain since Sept 2015. I have been to a pain mgmt doctor, my family doctor, a chiropractor, a shoulder surgeon, a neck surgeon, and a pain mgmt doctor that just does injections in addition to physical therapist and a therapist. I have been on leave from work since Feb 2016. I have had to beg and plead to have my leave approved by one or more of these doctors. I was in so much pain at work and so exhausted I would go to the restroom and cry and consider taking little naps while there. I just had a radio frequency ablation on Thurs April 21, tomorrow it will be a week since the procedure. I'm still in pain (which is normal they say), I am exhausted, and I am severely depressed. I have to go back to work on Monday but there is no way. I call my family doctor and left a message that she had to approve the leave longer, her office calls back and says "no, you need to go back on Monday". I feel so let down by the medical field in the sense that I feel like they think I'm crazy and that the pain really isn't that bad, that I'm just trying to get more time off. At this point I feel like the only thing I can do is quit my job and wait until, hopefully, the ablation provides some relief. My husband and my sister tell me, "don't let them make you feel this way, stand up for yourself" but I honestly feel like a child trying to talk my mom into letting me stay home from school. I have left many, many details out of this story so if you have any questions please ask. Basically, am I crazy? Am I the only one who has been let down by the medical professionals I have placed all my hope on?