... accupuncture tomorrow
I hope for your sake that the acupuncture helps you. It helps many people. If what the dr is giving you isn't helping, just tell him that it doesn't help anymore. The one thing that is a constant with narcotics is that we build a tolerance to them and need more and more to control our pain. This isn't a sign of addiction, its a normal physiological effect.
Dear Caroline; I really hope that your scheduled acupuncture treatment
helps your pain, and works well for you. I have always had an interest
in that procedure. Good Luck and let us know...
Hopefully, the acupuncture will work for you. I know many people who swear by it. I myself have never tried it so I cannot comment.
If it doesn't work, you're going to need to tell your doctor that the pain reliever he/she is giving you is not working and let them decide what to do. Chances are that they will need to refer you to a pain management doctor. Nowadays, doctors are not comfortable prescribing pain medication for any length of time or any if the stronger opiates. In order to get a referral to pain management doctor, you will need to have x-rays and MRIs or CAT scans to take with you.
Good luck, please let us know how you are doing.
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