After being poisoned, in my opinion, with tramadol, no doctor would prescribe vicadin even for a little while for pain relief. Is there any doctor who cares for a patient being in incredible pain, and needing relief for once in six years, when I really can't take anymore,,, with a degenerative disc desease.
I would get to an orthopeadist and have the condition documented by having an MRI. You sound like you have a pinched nerve. What exactly happened with the tramadol. Were you allergic? That might explain why the doctor is reluctant to prescribe another opiate based drug.
Once the condition is documented there are numerous medications that you may tolerate if opiates are out of the picture. You might get relief from one of the medications prescribed for peripheral neuropathy such as Cymbalta or Lyrica.
Just some thoughts,
Hey monkeyswing, I agree with Laurie. Part of the problem are the new Federal Regulations. Doctors are afraid to prescribe pain meds at all. I had to have my primary doctor get me referred to one that would prescibe me hydrocodone. Have to sign a contract, & submit to random urine tests also. No problem for me! I know it's in my system, but my primary said they blood tested all their patients they had prescribed pain meds, & 50% didn't have it in their systems so they assume they are selling their pills. Not so great for us that need pain control. My Pain Mgnt doc woulon't even write for narcotics unless they are long acting ones. I told my doctor I didn't want to be a zombie, just take a pill when I needed to so he got me into someone not associated with a pain clinic, because when there' more than 1 doctor they will have a policy they all have to follow.
I have that too actually one of my many p4roblems physical aligments
go to a orthopedic or my best first choice is a "Pain Management" with trigger point injection treatmenst u do the treatment of their choicer to help u and then u walk out with your med that is how it is here
I would goto a pain mgmt dr. They will run the necessary steps, and they listen. I have been going to one for 10yrs and she really dug deep to find the problem and would try any medication to help me. We probably went through 20 or more combinations and now we have it. I had DDD, a herniated disk, ended up having a laminectomy then that laminectomy turned into DDD, then i have had three fusions since. But goto a pain dr they are their for you.
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