i have severe pain,arthrits,rsd do to burns on my hands. how do i get stronger pain meds from my doctor being 24? i really need them and they make me feel like i just want the medicine! when i really need it.
Need stronger pain meds how can I get them being so young?
Added 31 Jul 2010:
im on tyramodal 50 mg and tylenol which is suppose to be together ultraset. but its not enough. i just need something a little stronger. they treat me like im a pill head.
I was just tell someone else about the doctors are out of hand when it comes to knowledge of pain and what to do with it. You are only 24 and you need more pain meds. today. But what about in 10 years? On and on.Get yourself a physician who is a pain management physician and a addiction doctor. There are just around 250 physicians in the states with this medical status combination. That means that some states may have none and others may have 10. So you are going to have to check around to get control back into your life.
I hope you start to live life with less pain and in more control.
In my opinion, Ultracet (Tramodol/Tylenol) is not very helpful for severe pain. There are many misconceptions about this medication. Your doctor may think he is doing you a favor believing this medication is non narcotic and non addicting. Neither is true. Personally, I would set up an appointment and ask for a change in medication. Besides, the medication you are currently taking is to be used for only a short period of time. How long ago did these burns happen? You have a right to live as pain free as possible. Please set up an appointment. It would also be wise (as itsmetoo suggested) to see a pain management specialist.
My best wishes and hope you find relief soon.
Unfortunately I think going to that pain clinic is your answer. They have an understanding of the need for opioids you will not find with other doctors not as versed in pain management.
Generally after going there monthly a few times (take a bus, a train, ask a friend!) you should be able to get prescriptions for 2 or 3 months so that you do not need to go monthly. Some doctors will also Fed Ex or priority mail the rx.
Meanwhile start keeping a pain log so the pain management doctor can get an idea how to medicate you . When you do meet with them be totally honest as you are entering into a contract with them and they will be your advocate as long as you repay them with honesty.
Good luck ro you!
Hey, I'm sorry for your troubles! Your age should have nothing to do with medical treatment for a LEGITIMATE medical problem. First, make sure you are going to a pain medicine specialist, rather than a general practitioner. They know what chronic pain is & how to spot a legitmate patient. If you don't get a good result, don't panic, just find another one. The Pain Management specialty has been exploding in recent years-we're only hearing all of these stories about "bad" doctors, because there ARE bad doctors out there, basically writing script for money.
Contact the AMA to get a list of pain specialists in your area & start making phone calls. It won't be long before you find one, believe me.
Please contact me if you would like further help & good luck!
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