Help Me please?
- 30 Jul 2010 by Lillypurp
- 31 Jul 2010
- pain, oxycodone
I just joined a local pain clinic and they have very strict rules, including bringing in your medication to your office visit that is supposed to be unused - which I always have a problem with. The medication is prescribed for my chronic pain in my neck/shoulders/sciatica and lower lumbar pain as well, and is not enough for me to have good quality of life and I have already "overtaken" what I am alotted / per day. still have some left, but just enough to take one every 8 hours and then I will have to cut down to one every 12 hours for 3 days before my next office visit. The clinic doesn't have a very high tolerance for this, so I am scared to call them and tell them that I need a different type of drug or more of the same. I am currently prescribd 4 10mg/325 Oxycodone's / day, but I really need 6 /day to make it. I am starting a new job this monday and I am scared to death. Should I call the clinic and tell them the deal? I am scared they will kick me out!
I am really scared of all of this. I am scared that this is not enough to help my pain. I am scared of withdrawal. I feel guilty all the time for having to take the pain meds as my immediate family is not supportive - my husband is, but not my parents. I have a 15 month old baby that needs me and I am trying to hang in there, but I am having a lot of trouble mentally, AND physically. I need a friend. A real friend to help me get through this on here. I am new and I need some sort of a person to see me through this. Is anyone interested? Please?
I feel very strongly that it is important to be honest with your pain management caregivers. In fact I am extremely sad tonight about a friend I met here who has been discharged from her pain management doctor and faces a life of pain without medication.If she had not been scared to be truthful she might well have not had this happen. I am angry that it is so hard to get pain management care without judgment and suspicion. But that is how it is and you need to work with it. You need to tell them you have taken more and why. Start keeping a pain log that will help them see you are serious about working with them. When you feel pain, when it is worse,etc. I myself am terrible about assigning numbers to pain levels but that is what they know so give it to them. Some of the medical conditions you mention can vary in severity so they should give you enough to hve extra on hand.
It sounds as if they will know from what you bring in that you have taken more than prescribed so you will help yourself by contacting them and saying what is true.
Also, you might want to consider asking about the fentanyl patch- I find it provides even levels of medication and i need only a bit of breakthrough help- with the amount of medication you take you would probably be a good candidate for the patch.
Good luck to you!
yes... lilly be honest ... i learned this the hard way My daughter lost her baby december 17th 2009 i have been going to this pain clinic now for about 2 years an my december visit the doc took a urine sample it came back showing i had percoset in my system my doctor doesnt give me percosets he gives me lortabs they were gonna discharge me from the clinic It took alot of explaining ... i told the truth my daughter was ordered bed rest about 3 weeks before she lost the baby so i was taking complete care of her needs an taking care of the rest of my family an all the housework an yard work an every thing else ... the morning she started bleeding we were at the hospital at 5 a m an by 430 p m she lost the baby i had run out of my meds somewhere up in that time frame so when she was discharged dec 18th the doctor gave her percosets an i took a few ... boy was my doctor mad but after i had to explain all this they gave me another chance ... it hasnt been easy ... but i had to be honest ... so just be honest we are all human an we do make mistakes
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