... longer has the same effect. How do I go about asking my doctor to increase it, without sounding like I am "drug seeking". So many times I hear about peoples drs. dropping them for just that reason. I am fearful she will think badly of me. I take percocet 7.5/325 for breakthrough. I take Kadian 50mg three times a day, and the Kadian does not last as long as it used too either. I am feeling so lost here. Any help on how to go about approaching this with my Dr. will be so much appreciated. Thanks!
I found if you talk to your doctor with all the education you know medically that can help. For example you could say that you personally believe that you have become tolerant to the drugs you are taking and was wondering if an increase in dose would be acceptable in your situation. Most doctors will agree and often prescribe you a higher dose especially if it's been a long time since you've upped the last dose. Just be honest and your doctor will understand. I hope this helps. Good luck to you.
I have been taking percocet for 5 years. I also tried kadian but it made me sick. I just got switched to a long acting morphine called Avinza. It seems to work ok I do get break through pain and for that I take Morphine sulphate 15 mg As long as so have been following the rules and follow up with him I do random drug screens and have a contract for narcotics. If you have legitimate pain and your doctor is aware of your injury there is no reason to have to be reluctant. I wanted off the percocet totally because of the tylenol causing other problems. You can also let him know that you are concerned about the long term use of tylenol and the Kadian just doesn't help as much as it had when you were first prescribed the medication. The Avinza is one every 24 hours and my doctor liked the idea of using morphine instead of percocet.
I wish you Good Luck I know the anticipation of how to explain your pain relief needs. Unfortunately this is the way drug users have made our real need a hard on to treat Hope this helps god Bless
Hi Midwestma, I have to ask my pain doctor on the sixth. I am freaking myself. I have to just go for it, because he can't read my mind. For the last two months he has given two stupid drugs, I say stupid because my records show I can not take anti-inflammatories ( I had a great deal of my lower intestines removed some years ago due to an incarcerated hernia) That was clled Diflonac.The second med was Lyrica which is primarilay for nerve pain. I suppose I could have him up my dose of methadone. This seems a little dumb on my behalf because I already take two hundred mgs. a day! Now my ex hubby sent me five 30mg. oxycodone. It worked well for the breakthrough,I was not trying to get high. I just do not know how to ask him. The ironic thing is he used to be my ex's. doc.! He ( the doctor) moved to the west coast of Fl. which is how I ended up choosing him. Just in case I was too vague I only took one of those a day and only when I needed them.Thanks Fall Queen, I wish you the best!
I have chronic pain and I had the same feelings that you do I took the chance I take my medications with me to the office (on my own/not by doctor request) I count them prior to going I have always been open and honest with the doctor, I think once they see a pattern then they just know that you are not seeking anything but help! I went through many physicians who did not make me feel as comfortable but with this doctor I feel that I can and even as many problems as I have had tolerating meds I never feel that the doctor questions me take good care
I am not sure if you are getting your pain meds through a pain management dr or not. If you are not seeing one you might ask to be referred to one. Anytime you have been on the same pain meds for 5+ years you build up a tolerance & they are not as effective. your dr. should be aware of this & not question it. they should change your primary pain drug to an amount were you don't even need a break through drug. Just be honest with the dr. & you should be fine. & if you do not have a pain management dr. you may want to see one. Good luck.
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