I have been in pain for 6 yrs did the pain pill ladder and i am not on much. mobic 7.5 mg neurontin 300mg 3 times a day percocet 5/325 4 times a day and a million ibuprofen... ughhh!!! pain has gotten worse have spondylithesis rudiculopathy stenosis herniated disks multiple bone spurs bilateral knees and spine. have not done cervical spin xray or mris this is next because i have major burning in neck shoulders and numbness and tingling in hands... not a canidate for spine surgery because surgeon said i have to loose a hundred pounds to get the fusion. spine surgeon said 1200 cal diet NO EXERCISE!!! gp says time for gastric bypass surgery and i have been jumping through the hoops for that. spine surgeon refered me to pain management. went to pain management and he says he is only to do the injections and not in control of my pain meds... says i need to ffollow my gp for the pain meds... WHAT??? after many tears because my doc only gave me enough percs to get me to pm appointment i made appt with gp but i did speak to pms nurse and explained to her that i signed pain pill contract with pmd and i dont understand why i would continue with my gp for my pain meds... she said well he said he is only to do my injections and to tell my gp to call them they will tell hium he is to continue pain meds... i am lost and confused scared and feel like a FREAK!!! dying in pain have taken 2 mobic 10 ibuprofen(i know your not suppose to mix the 2 but what do u do... MY stomache is probably bleeding!!! ) and about 12 neurontins today tens machine has been on my right hip and spine for 4 hours... i have 2 children 1 is a 43 pound 18 month old talk about pain. I am just clueless what to do... this was my first ever pain management doc and what a horrific experience. need advice or a 12 gauge doesnt sound too bad at this point!!!
I truly feel so badly for you! Now don't get the 12 gauge, don't even threaten is unless you mean it or you'll be tossed into a hospital quite fast.
You need to get your meds from your General Practitioner, unless he has cut you loose or has told you he will NOT write your prescriptions, has he? If not, just make your usual appointments with him to get your pain meds.
You may want to find a different pain management facility, as this doc sounds like a bit of an eejit to me anyway and I get the feeling you don't like him either, do you? Tell your GP to find another one, that you don't like the PM guy at all. I live in the boondocks and still have an array of PM docs (at least I believe I do... ) to choose from. Make appointments with them and interview them, come right out and ask if they'll take over your meds for you! (That current PM doc sounds really uncaring, he has you sign a contract but won't prescribe your meds, pretty stupid in my opinion!)
I had to do the same with my PM doc and I'm not too sure I like her, either, so I may be in the same boat as you. We both need to hunt for the right doc or so it would seem.
Stay on your diet, you can do it! That way you'll have your surgery and you may feel fantastic after surgery! Plus, you'll have lost an unwanted 100 pounds, which isn't good for you all around and not good for your spine to be carrying all that extra weight around. Are you able to walk, at least? If so, get yourself a treadmill and take a "walk" on that, it won't hurt your body to walk unless, of course, your doc has said absolutely NO walking either, you must ask about this before, very important.
Don't lose hope and keep your chin up!
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