... ringing to try get a push on it.I'm suffering with bad pains this past while.They only gave me kapake which did nothing for me.Has anyone advice on what i should say to doc when i ring again?I'm in severe pain and the last time i rang they told me no meds will work until i get the surgery,but i've read that even after surgery the pain wont go away so will they give me meds or what will happen?I'm very nervous about the whole thing,can anyone help please?
Please call your doctors office and demand some type of opiate pain med, such as Norco, Hydrocodone, or anything like that!! I feel for you girl !!
May I ask if you are in the UK? I've never heard of the pain med the doc gave you, just wondering.
Hope you feel better soon,
I feel like since I was the one who advised you to call him that maybe I am the one who needs to respond, you know those series of falls I got, I have had 2 weeks of tests, they have 3 more planned the doctor has increased the Opana 15mg to 30mg then to 40mg and she told me today that she knew I had a real problem but she said the one thing I don't want to do is give you such a strong dose of medication that maybe you end up with respiratory distress or even a cardiac arrest, she put me on anti-inflammatory drugs along with the Opana, I thought about it a lot after I saw your post, you could have a direct talk with him and ask him what his intentions are once he does the surgery, and ask if his plan is to continue to allow you to suffer, if this is the case then you have some decisions to make, I think my doctor wants to help me but she wants to do it safely, she even remarked if things got worse she could always change to a safer drug but not to continue to increase one that could cause me a problem You give it some thought, talk with him or sometimes you get the office nurse, if you cannot tolerate this then you might just ask him to explain, I wish you the very best, please keep me posted
Are you using any kind of moist heat? It really helps with cramping. I was just telling Billy about my Bed Buddy microwaveable heat pack I use. Some days I swear they give better relief than the painkillers do! It works great on muscle spasm or bone pain. Endometriosis is definitely a muscle cramping pain. I think I'd agree with Sweetlemon and I'd be calling the Drs office asking WTF?! Tell them you have given that medicine a fair trial and it is not working! Try some heat and maybe an antiinflammatory like Billy mentioned.
I am so sorry to hea that your medication is not helping. I encourage you strongly to call and tell the nurse or your doctor that the med did not help your pain and that if he does not give you something stronger that you will have to go to the emergency room. This will help him realize how much pain that you are experiencing. Sometimes the docs need to know that this an emergency! I am not familiar with the pain med you were prescribed. I wish that we lived close to each other. I would call that doctor for you and get him to listen to you. I just feel that he is not responding to his patient's needs. When is your surgery? I also agree that using heat will be helpful. Good luck. Let me know if your doctor gets back to you. Sweetie Pie
Thank you to all of you who replyed. Yes i'm getting fairly frustrated with it all i can tell you,its causing so many problems.
I'm living in ireland maybe thats why the"kapake"meds dont register.I've tried the heat pads,i have a microwavable one also,its good yea but only for temp relief,i'd nearly have to be sitting on the microwave i heat it so much(LOL)
But anyway i've tried the docs office again this morning,the secretary said she'll have a word with him,he's not in the office today,so i'll have to wait and see,she also told me if i cant wait for surgery to go into a&e but it has to be ona wednesday coz they only do those surgerys on thurs,and if i go any other day they will just keep me in til the thurs anyway,how crap is that?i could'nt believe what she was saying.That was my gynecologist i rang,i then rang my own gp,she's on hols for the week,cant get app with her til monday-its great,this is such a wonderful place to live in,I dont know of any other country that this crap goes on.
Anyway thank you all again for your advice and your time,hopefully i'll have some good news soon.
if this continues and he will not discuss what he plans to do in the future then maybe that is an indication that you may need a second opinion, from the falls I got time has gone into a little over 6 weeks and my doctor has worked very hard to find something that would safely take care of this but if you can't get to talk to him and he does not seem to understand that this pain is not something you can keep dealing with then you will have to make a different choice or give him some extra time, I wish I could give you a concrete answer but it is your body and you are the one that has to cope with pain so that may be a factor in guiding you as to what to do
Thanks for that b,
Yes i will try get hold of him to see what the story is after surgery but i know he'll just say he has to see how bad it is before advising anything or suggesting anything.Its just the wait thats driving me crazy and obviously the pain but at least if i knew when the surgery was gonna be,it would be a start.
I'm sorry to hear abiut your falls,hope you're not in too much pain but at least your doctor is working with you and open to suggestions also giving you safe advice not just throwing you a load of pills to kill the pain.
Anyway thanks for advice,will keep updated as to how its all going or if i get any news on app
I have had 6 pelvic/abd surgeries, you say you have endometriosis have you been put on lupron depot? It's an injection that will put you into menopause. It is used to shut everything down. If lupron relieves your pain then a total hysterectomy would be indicated. I do not know your age but if your young and want children then a total hyster would not be for you. What are they planning to do with the laproscope? Have you had ultra sounds done? I know that you are suffering but you do not want to rush into surgery even a laproscope it is very invasive the doctors make it sound like nothing but believe me it is big. Make sure you do not lift anything, don't drive and try to avoid stairs. Adhesions will be the post op problem so even if the doctor tells yea it's ok to go to work don't. I know what I am talking about because I am trying to save you the pain I have suffered.
My first lap was done in 1992, I suffer from complex ovarian cysts the doctor made a mess of me sent me to work after only three days, he had to open me three months later because he could not take care of the ovary and other issues with the scope, my story does not have a happy ending I want you to have a better outcome.
Please let me know whats going on. I really care and again I am trying to save you alot of pain down the road...
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