Deformed. I have been on hydrocodone for several years it is now7.5/325 also anti inflammatories and my dr started me on neaurotin also. I asked my dr to increase my pain meds to four times a dAy he said no because he said I was still young and that this was only going to get worse and then what would I do. I'm frustrated because I'm miserable and don't know what to do, I just want some relief. I have been off my anti inflammatory for almost a week due to a ulcer I've tried cortisone shots lasted only very few days please give me some input of what I can do, thanks I'm 67
You need to see a pain management Dr! Your PCP will not give you any decent medications. Anything stronger than what you are on has to come from a pain management specialist. You have chronic pain and a good medical reason to be seen by a PM doc. Insist on seeing one as your PCP can no longer manage your pain. You need to be on a long acting maintenance drug and perhaps something short acting for breakthrough pain. You would feel much better on a regimen like that than increasing the short acting hydrocodone/apap to 4 times a day!
Once Dr says no, it's usually no. You can try to change Dr's but again if it's for pain meds you'll run into a problem as this scenario is getting worse for all of us. Best to stick with this, stop asking and maybe, if you only talk about your pain level, he/she will make a change. Believe me though, as long as you directly ask for more, many of them just shut down. Abuse, ego and the climate today all combine against us chronic pain folks. Hang in there.
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