I'll make this short. My PCP is also my pain management physician which referred me to a surgeon for a hemorrhoidectomy. The surgeon had me list my pain meds which I take Percocet 10 BUT most of the time I cut them in half because I'm sensitive to drugs. After surgery the surgeon perscribed Norco 5 for breakthrough pain in which it works on the brain differently (hydro v. oxy) thus better management for a pain in not accustomed to. The pharmacy contacted my PCP/PM dye to the amount of Tylenol and didn't fill the script because his office wouldn't call back. Here he was already in the process of dismissing me by the time he recieved the surgeons notes the day of the surgery. I'm not wrapping my mind around the fact that 1) The PCP/PM doctor referred me for the surgery and 2) dismissing me over the surgeon even suggesting the Norco. It's been so long since I've been going to my doctor that I don't remember signing a contact with him over other docs perscribing pain meds. Couldn't he just refused that script and called me asking my pain level with the Percocet to see if I needed the Norco and he prescribe it? Is not like I asked for the Norco, I was just following what my surgeon indicated. I use my pain meds sparingly because I don't want to become immune to them and have to go any higher than where I'm at nor can my system handle being drugged all the time. I'm so confused as what to do. Any suggestions?
No avi1976; I would do one of two things have the surgeon call the pain doctor and explain what was going on That he thought you needed extra pain meds for break through pain. Or make an appointment with the Pain doctor and talk it over and also he can call the pharmacy and see that you never got it. Remind him that he sent you to this doctor and of course you were not feeling well when the doctor gave you the Norco thinking you needed it for breakthrough pain. And tell him because he sent you to this other doctor you did not think it had anything to do with your pain contract Do this soon before you need your pain medications and he decides you can't have them. This guy is nuts.the way he is acting you don't want to be stuck out in the cold with nobody prescribing you the medication. Let us know how it goes.
avi1976; Well not a lot you can do outside of going to another pain clinic and be honest with the new doctor and see what happens this guy seems to be a jerk if he won't even call a doctor back that he referred you to start with. But the medical board is making it very tough on the doctors and pain medications but there should be a window for a bit of flexibility. Something for you to think about.Good luck to you.
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