I did rehab for alcohol but since the VA refuses to give anything other than meloxicam and once in awhile tramadol. Neither 1 helps. Any suggestions as 2 how i can convince the doctors that vicodin or another narcotic is appropriate?
Hi, sorry it has taken so long for you to get a response... because of your alcohol addiction, professionals will be wary of giving you narcotics or opiates as they may fear that you are swapping one substance for another. This is exactly what happened with me. You could ask for an anti-inflammatory medication, such as diclofenac, and discuss taking something else alongside, such as Lyrica and/or Amitriptyline. Both of these medications are used off label for more than one condition, they can both alleviate pain. I was prescribed Amitriptyline for pain when i had a back injury several years ago, it also helped me sleep. I hope you get the relief you are looking for
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