Yeah we are seeing alot of people saying that they are having a really hard time getting rx pain meds. You might want to get some names of doctors in your area who are either pain management doctors of orthopedics. If you agree to let them verify by tests that you need the rx pain meds, and also do anything else they suggest, like physical therapy, it will make it more conducive for them to prescribe them to you. The doctors are now under pressure not to hand out too many rx's for pain meds. If you are cooperative with the pain management doctors, they are usually a given more leeway with rx pain meds that GP's or doc in the boxes. Hope you get some relief soon.
Hi ouch, what were the reasons they refused to give you meds? Did they recommend other treatments first? I hate to ask, but did you have a prior issue with getting controlled meds and the doc's may have thought you were only looking for meds? The main thing is to go along with their treatment plan to show them you're cooperative and are NOT in this for meds only. You are in this to improve (not just cover up) the back condition. As you know, the approach to this painful condition is multi-faceted. PT, injections, electronic stimulation, and meds. There's many treatments available for herniated discs. And when someone sticks it out with the recommendations, they can heal (improve) and feel much better! Keep an open mind and keep on asking questions!!
U need to see a pain management doctor and take all records and MRI's that u have with u. I myself have 2 herniated discs and a slipped one and both orthopedists have referred me to pain clinics so looks like that the only option. Pain clinic Dr's are legally the only ones allowed to write scripts for large quantities of narcotic pain pills
I must concur with JeffW. The new FDA rules are not allowing people to seek drugs from their family practioners because people are selling them for extra cash supposedly & are ending up on the streets. You must sign a contract that you will not receive pain meds from any other source than your pain management doctor(even in an emergency)or they can drop you like a hot potatoe. You will also have random urine tests to see if you are taking your meds or selling them for extra cash. This is the FDA's way of getting drugs off the streets! Isn't that just too funny! Kind of like taking away our guns if you ask me the only thing they are doing is making it harder for chrontic pain patients to get proper care, Good luck to you. I see your post is quite old. I hope you have gotten some help by now...
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