especially if he says nothings wrong. and why would lortabs make me sleepy when they never have before?
Dear Ladybugger, Hello, and how are you? That doesn't make any sense at all. for a dr. to prescribe two different kinds of pain medications for you, if there's nothing wrong. And if there's nothing wrong... why are you taking the lortabs for? I'm not jumping on you at all. I'm just trying to get a little more information. I know why a dr. would if you have chronic pain, but if theres nothing wrong? I'm at a loss. Please give more detail. Thank you, Ruthie
Your Dr is a nice guy and gave you pain meds because you said that you hurt! Just because an xray doesnt show anything doesnt mean nothing is wrong! Xrays will only show fractures or displaced bones. they dont show the discs or any soft tissues. You need an MRI if you have had pain this long. An MRI will show the discs and soft tissues. Disc problems can be very painful for some people and other people can have horrible looking disease on an MRI and not even be in much pain so even MRIs are not perfect but it is a better tool than xray for this type of pain. I would recommend seeing a neurologist then pain management.
Honey-keep the extra meds-don't question them. Lock them up and keep them. I live in a state with very strict guide lines. Tues I lost part of my nose, my upper lip, and the area in between. All I had for pain management was sherbet to reduce pain and swelling in my mouth, and self-hypnotism. I had lidocaine shots in my lip and nose. And I'll tell you- i had my toes curled. I would have given anything to have had one codeine.
Unfortunately, because of your age, doctors don't want to involve pain management, though I certainly don't understand why they won't give you an MRI. Perhaps you need to see an orthopedic doctor to start with. At least you can get some answers. Be glad that you have a doctor that understands that you are in pain, though don't abuse the lortab, you might never get another chance. It would help you case to have an MRI to see what exactly is going on with your back.
I hope that you feel better soon, and kiss your baby :-) They grow up so fast!
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