a day. It still is not relieving my pain. I have an appointment tomorrow with my pain doctor. Does anyone recommend any type of pain medicine that might give me some relief? I also take Xanaflex 6mg. It's says take 3 a day, well that doesn't work so I've been taking 2-3 at a time. What muscle relaxer would you recommend? My doctor won't put me back on Soma.
Your system has just developed a tolerance for your pain med dosage. However, it's never a smart move to actually ask your Dr for a pain med by name. Usually waves a red flag in their face. Instead you should explain that your current dosage is no longer controlling your pain adequately. Ask him if he has any suggestions or if he would consider adding an extended release med that would work with your current meds. If you're tripling your dosage of muscle relaxer, you're in for some uncomfortable withdraws if you run out before they're due to be refilled. Again, explain that the med isn't working. You may just need a different dose or a different med altogether. But again, remember, no naming meds or demanding dosage increases. You'll put a red flag in your file and will be lucky if he doesn't pull your meds altogether. The DEA is so controlling these days that Dr's have to be very careful increasing doses or prescribing more potent pain meds in fear of their licenses being pulled. So be careful that you don't give him a reason to sacrifice you instead of his license. You're lucky at the moment. Many pm Dr's won't prescribe any type of narcotic at all.
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