so severly that I was hospitalized until I moved to another state and changed my name so that he could not find me. I have severe pain so bad that I cant hold down a job for any lenght of time. The doctors here will only prescribe lortab and 800 mg motrin... I finally found a doctor that prescibed me ocycotin and roxy if I has break-through pain. My life was getting back to normal, i bought a house and a new car, i was actually enjoyinf life. And then one of his patients overdosed and he lost his license. Now I cannot find a pain clinic or a doctor that doesnt look at me like I am a street junkie when I tell them what helped me get my life back. I now have bleeding ulcers from the motrin and asprin that I have been taking. I never abused the medicine that the doctor gave me and was on a very low dose (20 mg of oxycotin 2x a day and 5 mg of roxy 3 times a day if needed - summer months I rarely took the roxy however they were great in the winter months). I understand that there are people who abuse these drugs but why do the ones who dont have to suffer - isnt there a way to test the levels of meds in a patient so that we all don's suffer. Any ideas on how I can find a good pain management doctor so that I can work and not lose my home
Your story almost brought tears to my eyes, I am so very sorry about what you have been through. No one should have to endure chronic pain!
Please look for a University Hospital near you, they usually have decent pain management docs. I truly hope you get that pain under control.
And tis sad indeed, that people abuse these meds so that people with chronic pain that actually NEED THEM cannot get a prescription now!!
Best wishes to you nikki,
it is so so sad but after being on here listening to people's questions and also going through a long history of neuromuscular damage from polio I can fully understand and empathize with what you are saying, I get irritated and find it difficult to understand someone who has disregard for their life, goes from doctor to doctor, does whatever they can to get life to move from one prescription until it's time for another one, I have said many times it is so disgusting to see behavior such as that not only are they physically/emotionally making things difficult for themselves but it makes it that much harder for people who live in Chronic pain who are simply trying to truthfully inform a doctor of their life that is complicated by chronic pain, pain when it is not treated in an appropriate way has effects that are negative in almost every sense of the word and in the way you live and are able to function throughout your life,
depression being part of a whole host of problems. Doctor (it's sad) they give you "the look" you know exactly what I am talking about, You almost feel dirty, when you haven't done a thing wrong, the person who engages in this behavior makes it terribly difficult for a physician to know whom or what to trust, 5 years ago I had to make a change because of insurance, I feel that I am so very fortunate I found a woman who is an internist with a sub speciality in pain management, once I started going to her she told me after my second visit (the first she did tests etc and got me started on meds to help me cope till the second visit) she said you are not the type of person who will engage in anything but dealing with truth, I knew from that day on she only needed one thing from me and that was just be honest with me, if things don't work, are too much or just make you feel indifferent tell me, She has been a God send, I went through many doctor's before her that made you want to walk away from them, there have been instances if I could have walked without being in such horrid pain I would have left and not returned to one doctor I vividly recall sorry I have gone on so long my whole point in doing this is to try and in some way to encourage you, it may take even a bit longer but one of these days you are going to find a doctor that you feel comfortable with, can open up to and get things under control until you have your ability to function and feel more like yourself, Just continue to hang in there! continue to be true to who you are, remain open and honest and remember that there is another person out here who has beenthrough 12 surgeries, through many doctors but despite the fact I am still going and feel ever so blessed and I pray that you will one day to you great surprise walk in and find the same thing! Just know that I am pulling for you, believe me it will happen! I wish you only the very best! May God richly bless you. Caringsonbj (Billy)
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