I have herniated cervical spine discs, spinal stenosis, and severe nerve damage and pain similar to neuropathy from left side torso down to tip of my toes.
Bleuidcowgirl has about the right of it. Take the Endocet as directed but keep telling them that it doesnt work. If you can, you might try an injection or two and tell them that doesnt work. It is basically a game that you play by their rules. They have steps everyone must go through. They almost never give you strong opioids until you have tried most everything else. I've been in pain management for about 10 years, when I first started, they were giving high doses of heavy meds right away but so many people ended up addicted or over dosed (or were selling meds for profit on the black market) so now they have really cut back again on prescribing. They have a protocol they follow and you have to go through the protocol to get to the heavier meds. Yes, it is ridiculous but it is what it is.
Drs these days must protect themselves from those who were faking pain, getting meds and diverting their meds to the streets for huge profits and now we legit patients are paying the price for their idiocy and of course, they dont want people to OD. It is hard when you hurt, try to be patient but be insistent on what works and what doesnt but follow directions to a "t" so you prove you are a "good" patient that minds the rules.
- Endocet Information for Consumers
- Endocet Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Endocet (detailed)
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