did the shot in the spine,and it didn't help,well this doctor had him on Percocet 10's,he would only give him a week supply at a time,ok he went back today and the doctor told him he was ammuned and dropped him to perc 7.5 3 times a day,well my husband is in chronic pain and 20 pills isn't gonna last him 9 days.what can he do
Hi there.Well I don't know your husbands whole story. Different states and different doctors do things differently. For my pain management my doctor gives me a one month supply. If they change the dose or prescribe a new med it is a 15 day supply. I get a refill 1 day before I am supposed to run out. Doctors dealing with pain management need to adhere to a schedule like this because if a patient runs out of their meds they will be in a lot of pain and go through withdrawals. You could try maybe a different med like norco that may not have so many rules with it. I don't know what his reasoning is but if he can't work with your husband or is not concerned about him running out then I would seek a new referral from your family doctor to a pain management clinic. Best of luck to you and your husband
I ent to a doc who did that weekly thing, it was very annoying. He should be going up and not down unless he said he was weaning him off. That med doesn't last more than 4-6 hours and how much of the 10mg was he taking? I personally would be looking for another doctor. I had a doctor try to give me 2 Vicodin a day and the pharmacist confirmed that wasn't going to last me.
It sounds like he is trying to wean him off. There is a big push right now for pain management to get people off strong opioids. Your best bet is to look for another Dr who may be more willing to prescribe what he needs. It took me a while to find a good compassionate Dr and I live in a big city! How many injections did your husband have? He needs at least 3 in a row within a matter of weeks to even find out if they are going to work. If he is becoming tolerate (immune to the medications effects) He should rotate him to a new drug in the same family or raise the dose. My guess is that this Dr isnt one who believes in using opioids for pain control. I would be looking around for a different doc. If this one doesnt believe in using strong long term opioids for pain, nothing will change his mind. If you live in Florida or Washington State, you are going to have a tough time since those areas have been hit by "opiophobia" the worst and it is almost impossible to get good pain care there.
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