Im currently seeing a pain management doctor who is giving me saraphim injections and I take norco 10/325, xanax 1mg, flereril 10mg, I also take metformin for PCOS. My concern is i have been on the pain pills for for a year and a half now and I am still in the pain. The doctor will not prescribe me anything else for my chronic pain. I was in a car accident and he told me I have sensory nerve damage and fibromyalgia. I had kidney stones a few months ago and they told me I had a mild fatty liver. I really want to try a new approach to my chronic pain anybody have any suggestions?
you stated 2 things.. That you would like to come off the drugs BUT you are still in pain. I do know how you feel because i was once in a pain clinic and felt they were NOT addressing my severe pain correctly and it wasn't enough for me to have a quality of life.
Pain clinics state in their own paperwork / Pamphlets they are there to help manage pain and give back the patient a better quality of life. First off i would address this right to his face. Secondly, whats his reason for not changing anything and allowing you the chance to try another approach? As far as coming off the drugs.. Im not so sure thats a good idea doing that within that pain clinic. He may then state, since you dont want to be on any pain meds you dont need them. Im sure thats not the case but you dont need that on your file following you.
You shouldnt even have to be in a situation like that. BUT here is what i did.. I went to another pain clinic. You have that right to do so and seek a second opinion. See, what probably made my situation a little different was I was on strong pain meds BEFORE i saw him and I kind of had an ACE card to play. What he did do was place me on a different Narcotic that just wasnt helping me enough and refused to let me try other things so I had, had enough after about a year.
I kept an open mind and was willing to try other things not just the drugs I was on before hand. But the Ace card i had so to speak of was The Dr who did my surgery was right there in the same building and he was also Chief surgeon. I got him back involved with the complaint I was still in load of pain.
OH i can tell you just by his attitude he didnt like that, as NO dr likes it when another steps in but too bad this was my life not his ya know. Assuming greatly you don;t have that option. Look into another pain clinic.. If you have a primary care dr OR the Dr who referred you to the pain clinic speak to them and have them refer you to a second pain clinic. Explain you feel that you are not being treated correctly for your pain and you feel you havent much of a quality of life. You could also address the pain clinic Dr himself like i mentioned above. I also did that too. If you talk to him.. Talk to him with an open mind. Dont come across as having an attitude but make it well known this plan he has in place just isnt working for you. Tell him you are open to try new things and you feel at this point in your treatment you really need to do so. I wish you well hun and hope you can get things under control. Nobody should have to live in pain. If you are feeling depressed over this pain please make sure to let them know that too. It also may help to see a specialist involving Fibro.
If you do truely just want to end all meds all you need to do is let the pain clinic klnow and im sure they will taper you off but like I said Im not so sure thats a good idea if you are still in pain. But its your body and only you know whats best. Take care hun and i hope this has helped in some way or another.
Oh I wanted to also mention. Look online for pain clinics Dr's in your area.. There may be more than you realize. Take care! Savannah
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