hello my name is gu-gu i am 52 years oldfemale i started going to a doctor in my younger days for bad nerves he startrd me out on anatripaline took them all they done was made me sleep soi told him and he changed them to valums and he had me on paxil done betterthen for depresssonand as i grew older i had a babywhen he started riding a bike i road a bike with him and 1 day i went riding with him i got off my bike to lite me a cigarette he run in to me and i fell my big toe went in the spoke and knocked it out of place my big toe lays over my second toe it hurts really bad so i went to a foot doctor and i thought he fixed it i thoughany way he took my bone out of my second toe and put it in my big toe and put a screw back in my second toe didnt fix it it lays the same way it did before he done anything to it same way still hurts anyway my family doctor put me on lortab10 anyway he finally retired and my meds were gone they gave me 4 names of doctors but none of them would see me what can i say now cant get my meds anymore cant find a doctot to give me my med back why was on them 20 something years. how can they cut me off just like that
Pain when I have to walk?
- 13 Mar 2011 by subbean50
- 14 March 2011
- pain, sleep disorders, sleep, doctor, nerves
Added 13 Mar 2011:
and now when i walk i put presure on my left foot to it makes my bones hurt reay bad on my left foot on both sides i really hurt no 1 can feel my pain but me some times i wished i was dead because i cant do like i once did got no 1 to help if i walk to store my bones are killing me when i get back
Hi subbean, very sorry to hear about your pain. Is there any way you can see a specialist? Maybe an orthopedic doctor or pain specialist? Also, 20 years is a long time to be on such a short acting medication. Have you ever thought about an extended release pain medication? Too much tylenol is not good for you. I would suggest making lots of phone calls, don't give up looking for a doctor willing to treat you. Maybe they don't feel comfortable prescribing these meds to new patients. Try making a few appts. and see if they are willing prescribe something else until they get to know you better. So many doctors are under pressure to cut back on giving these meds to people. Lots of new FDA and DEA guidelines and laws. Hang in there and hope you find a doctor soon
hi i'm with christine get on your phone and don't stop dialing until you have a doctors appointment !you have the right to get help when you are hurting ,just get your records for the doctor that retired !and will he not recommend someone to you?you have a right to stop being in pain!wishing you the best !God bless!
You need to be seen by an orthopeadic surgeon that specializes in feet, not a podiatrist. You can get a recommendation from your primary care doctor or the podiatrist but you really need to be seen by a qualified orthopeadist. If you can't get a recommendation from your other doctors, try googling "orthopeadic surgeons foot" and there should come up some suggestions in your area. I would definitely get an orthopeadist that specializes in feet, though.
As far as pain medication, you will need to talk to a pain specialist probably. Again, you can google "locate a doctor" and then choose a site and type in pain management specialist to find a doctor in your area.
You are going to have to hang in there and keep trying to find a doctor to help you. I have had foot surgery 7 times and know that you can't live with such a debilitating condition especially raising children.
Good luck and keep us posted,
Why wouldnt the Dr whose names you got see you? You should probably see an orthopedic surgeon and have him evaluate the foot. It seems weird to me that you would be on Lortab for 20 years as well. Have you tried any anti inflammatory medications. you probably have arthritis set into the toes by this time. An antiinflammatory may help you more than the Lortab. Lortab isnt a good medication to be on long term. Do you have insurance? If you do call the customer service number on your card and ask them for names of orthopedic doctors that are contracted with your insurance. If you have to see a PCP first ask for names of PCP's that contract with your insurance. Sometimes it takes a bit of work on your part to find someone but you should be able to. If worse comes to worst, you could go to an Urgent Care to get you by until you can see a regular doctor. The Urgent Care may even be able to get you names of doctors you can see.
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