... idn't seem to be working as well as it had. I have two level disc disease in my back, had one surgery 15 years ago. I took all my script in june before I was due for more, kinda freaked out and ordered some online. My wife found the receipt and called my doc and told him I was abusing the meds. So he cut my ultram script in half, and I am supposed to wean myself off it. He said we'll do the same with opana after. How am I supposed to deal with the pain with no meds? Oh yeah, my sister got on the bandwagon too, and told my doc that I have abusive tendencies. Thanks a lot, sis! This is because I drank a lot and smoked pot in high school, and got kicked out of college( 20 years ago )for failing grades cuz I was partying too much. But pretty soon after I stopped partying on my own, met a girl, had a family, have a good job, and have like 10 classes left to get an Mechanical Engfineering degree. I think I should be able to keep taking opana, but I think the doctor does not want anything to do with me bacause of what my sister said, once he weans me off the drugs :so he doesn't feel bad that i am withdrawing. How can I convince him to keep treating me with meds without sounding like an addict? Also, how can I ease withdrawal symptoms I am sure to get? The restless leg thing is terrible. Thanks
Well there are a couple of things you can do. You can ask this Dr to send you to an addiction specialist who deals also in pain or you can chock it up to experience and start over with a new Dr. Just use someone who isnt in the same group or hospital affiliations with your old one and dont offer old records. Any tests you have had done you may have to do over and hopefully your insurance Co wont squawk. If you live in a state that has a pharmacy monitoring program, your new Dr will be able to see you have had opioid scripts in the past however. It may not be a problem with a new Dr if your fills were on time other than the time you messed up and ordered on line. I would be sure in the future that you dont take more meds than you are supposed too because if you do you are going to be without-no robbing from Peter to pay Paul anymore! You just hurt yourself when you do this. You were probably building tolerance to your Opana and Ultram.
If you take more than you are supposed to you just build tolerance faster. Good Luck to ya! If you go to an addictions specialist they may be able to get you weaned off the meds or put you on something else like Subutex oe Suboxone and those will help your withdrawals.
You must first consider that perhaps you are an addict. Those of us who've gone through withdrawals from Tramadol understand that this drug is very powerful at least in our bodies description. I took 4 50 mg tabs for 2 months and went through an excruciating withdrawal process over the last 8 days. I never once bought my pills online, I never abused what I had ever. And I still went through hell - My suggestion is that you think about what it is that you started taking this drug for in the first place then come to the realisation that you are an addict, because addicts -NEED- to get their drugs, worry over if they are going to get it etc.
Withdrawal sucks, it's a living hell and if you have a family you surely do not want to put them through that again and again. If you find that you take them because they make you feel good, join a good detox program and get yourself some help.
There is NO WAY to ask your doctor to put you on something or to up your supply of something that if you need to ABUSE to feel better. You are much better than all of that my fellow human! You will do find once you become honest with yourself and honest with those people around you.
Jay, it's sounds to me like you need to see a pain mangagement doctor. I believe you are referring to you primary doctor writing you the scripts. Am I right? If you have back pain, as you obviously stated you do, & need the pain meds, I disagree with the answer Obsidiansin gave you Just because you did some partying when you were younger in college, (when haven't most of us) doesn't qualify you as a drug addict. There are specific indications for being an addict, & building a tolerance for meds that help pain. If you cant convince your own doctor of this, than I would asked to be referred to a Pain Mgmnt doc, or search on your . In our area (Illinois) they like a referral from your primary. I am sure your wife & sis meant well, but they do not live with your back pain. I know what's it like to suffer.
I had my first failed back surgery in 1973, & was on & off pain meds during all the years between then & 1990 when I became totally disabled, & have been on one type or another since that time. In my opinion, it might be a good idea to have a new MRI done to prove you are not kidding around with the pain. Most back surgeries are not 100% pain free afterwards. I would explain this to your primary about your sis & wife, & how they "think" you have a problem, but it is you his treating not them. If his doesn't want to renew your script then I would ask for the referrals to either a new Pain Mgnmt. doc and/or a neurosurgeon. He would more than likely have a new MRI done to give you an opinion of your condition. Don't let people wife, sis or doc hornsnaggle you around about this. Just my thoughts. Now if you are taking more than you are prescribed maybe you are having a problem, or as I stated you could have built a tolerance. You do not sound like you are addicted to me, but I am not a medical professional, but have been there too. Just my thoughts...
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