searching for a dr to understand i am not a drug seeker, ok oops stronger medicine once or twice a day.
Unfortunately for us pain patients, Doctors deal with many abusers all the time, so much in fact that now many of them assume we are all abusers.
It's best to be patient (no pun), show the doc you are willing to try their recommended medication and dosage. Usually another visit is in order to reassess your situation.
Best not to take more than they say and/or run out early and/or "complain" (which is how they often see our pleas for help). It stinks, believe me I know, but they have the power.
All we can do is "behave" like good little pain patients and let them make the decisions. If we push, they push back with a big fat "NO." Hope this helps.
I was taking vicodin right after a car accident and of course built up a tolerance to it. The dr I had easily started prescribing me norco but when I moved and had to switch dr's my new one thought I shouldn't be taking any prescription medication at all for my back pain. I knew I was in pain but didn't have much proof to show it. Currently I am without insurance and can only afford to go to cheap walk in clinics when it gets really bad. I was told last time that since I wasn't bleeding or have a broken bone I wasn't going to get anything except tramadol which does not work for me. If you really need stronger ask for a recommendation for pain management dr. Otherwise lots of drs automatically think drug seeking.
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