... I've been living with this for 12 years. Recently I got a new doctor and she will not prescribe anything because she thinks I'm like many other drug seekers. What should I do because I can't sleep, walk or take care of my 2 year old. Please help what can I do?
I have chronic knee pain from tumors. They are sensitive to touch n even clothing makes them hurt.?
Added 27 Apr 2012:
I was taking my moms lortab but they me have mood swings n headaches. Now I'm in pain and going thru withdrawal too say the least. How do I get myy doctor to believe my pain is real? They don't make me high so its not for recreational purposes. I'm really in pain.
Oh dear, this is a major problem in this country. Has the doc seen x-rays of your knee? It is such a shame that because of some people, those in real pain have to suffer. However, I wouldn't tolerate a doc who wanted to call me a drug seeker when I have a valid reason for pain, I'd find a new one. How about a pain management doc?
I understand your pain, I know how very hard it is to live daily with chronic pain but never take anyone else's medication, don't mean to upset you but that's dangerous. Sounds like you need a new doctor if she's not willing to help you out. Are you able to go to a chronic pain clinic? How long have you been taking the lortab and what dose?
What kind of tumors do you have on your knees? Do you have MRI's or x-rays to show them? If you have a reason to be on meds and a diagnosis and the Dr wont medicate you, you need to see someone else. Some Drs just wont write scripts for pain meds. Especially primary care Drs. You may need to see a Pain Management Dr or Pain Specialist.
Hello there ~
I will reiterate what others have already said; it is very dangerous to take someone else's medication. And the results are what you are seeing now... the withdrawal part especially if you can't get any more. You are going to mess yourself all up and you don't want that. You have a baby to care for.
If you went to a doctor, for instance and they gave you a drug test... would you fail it??? You must get these things sorted out before going to see another doctor and have the appropriate MRI's, X-Ray and any other kind of medical records regarding your knee so that the pain management doctor can see it and read up on your condition.
Can you talk a bit about your diagnosis??? Other than just "tumors"... can you be a bit more specific??? Also, what has been done for you so far, if you don't mind sharing so we can get a better feel for what has worked for you and what hasn't...
Be well and keep posting so we can help you.
It sounds as if you should see an orthopedist about your knee. If the tumors are causing the pain, it would be best to remove or shrink them if possible. Have you seen a specialist about this? I had 5 arthoscopic surgeries on my right knee prior to having a total knee replacement 3 years ago. The Dr never shied away from giving me pain medicine while he was treating me. Maybe you could give us a brief history of the treatment you have received and we could better answer your concerns. Wishing you the best.
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