empathy with you after you've become dependent on opiates. My doctor has swapped me from oxy contin to jurnista 64mg and im having problems swapping, getting withdrawals which i was told wouldn't happen, pain worse than when on oxy contin, this isn't really a question more to see if others experience major problems with their doctors and how hard it is to communicate with them. I can't even talk to mine i have to go through their admin staff only then wait all day for a phone call that never happens. If things get worse i will end up going to out patients in the hospital. It shouldn't be like this. They get you addicted on opiates for chronic pain then when you need their help you can't get it and your left with nowhere to turn to.
I hear you. I went to my pain specialist to see if he could help by doing any more procedures and he said his practice no longer accepted people on medications. Not that he would be prescribing my meds - just that he would not do procedures on anyone that is on pain meds even. He said that we werent' the "happy" patients - that working with us was very defeating. He did agree to keep me on for awhile and do procedures, but just for "awhile". I agreed with him - I want to be off the meds. I have tried twice but couldn't handle the increase in pain. He said the pain wouldn't kill me, but the meds would and that the pain would be the same with or without meds. I think I was supposed to feel lucky that he was agreeing to still see me, but somehow I just don't feel it.
Where was he 10 years ago when these meds were handed out - no one said one word against them then. Easy to be critical now - he has a successful practice built on doing procedures. As doctors are being shut down right and left, just where do we go to get our medications? I didn't ask to be in this situation - I trusted my doctors that this was the right thing to do! (Sorry, I tend to get upset about all of this). I hear your concern, but sorry, I just don't know what to do about it.
Yes. They r si f'ing judgemental. I take methadone for opiate addiction and just got diagnosed with a form of post traumatic stress disorder and am possibly manic.and my dr said I should be taking xanax or valium to calm and relax me but instead I am shaking and a nervous wreck all the time cuz he m says I have an addictive personality, which i do, but if I need it for treatment I need ya know? Plus I don't have insurance or money and this is the only dr office that will see me with no money. So yes sweetie i totally feel you. I did not have to tell him I went to methadone treatment and I would be.prescribed it. But I tried to do the right thing and tell him and his whole attitude changed and started treating me like a crackhead. If u can get a 2nd opinion I wld.
Good luck:-) oh yeah I.also asked for advice on how to quit methadone and he just said "u can't afford it" and I'm thinking I did not ask u if I could afford it. LOL SOME DOCTORS R AZZHOLES AND UNSYMPATHETIC... I'm just saying... there r some good ones but " I guess I can't afford them either"
tell me sister my doc got me addicted to tramadol, vicodin, and klonopin well not some much addicted to the klonopin but NEED it for panic attacks and just dropped me didnt titrate my dose or anything just cold turkeyd me i agree that docs dont have much empathy for people addicted even if their the ones that caused it.
I sure can sympathize, minch. Especially with oxyaaron. It's so unfair and judgmental on the doc's part to treat people this way. People make mistakes with medication all the time. But it's the doc's responsibility to help, not drop a patient because of these mistakes. But even when patients are med compliant, follow all the directions to a T, go through physical therapy, jump through all the hoops, to turn around and ignore increased pain and dependence on these meds, unsympathetic doc's should NOT turn their backs. Especially when a new med fails to work. That is when you need a doc the most! YOU end up feeling like you should be apologizing to the doc for the med not working! That's how crappy they can make people feel. Something totally out of your control. I have to say I'm one of the lucky ones though. My surgeon continues to control my pain until SSI or Medicaid comes through.
I dread the day I have to start seeing one of their doctors for pain control. Even though my doc assured me he would take whatever fee the government covered, I still fear he may drop me. He's the only one who even cared about what happened to me or had the nerve to operate KNOWING I had no coverage at all. He even went so far and asked the hospital to forgive the bill, and they did! He's been my guardian angel this past year. Don't know where I'd be right now without him. I've seen many doc's over the years, including 3 different pain specialists. So I DO understand exactly what you mean. I hope you can get your pain under control very soon. Best wishes to you.
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