Have built up a tolerance after 6-7 years and little relief from pain. Need to know what to ask Dr. for. Taking presently Norco 10/325 6x daily?? Roxycodone, Oxycodone are some things that have been suggested by others, just not sure what Dr. will feel or think about my asking??
Im sure you have had a problem with doctors thinking your a junkie or you wouldnt be asking how to approach him its only cause doctors do treat us bad just cause we ask. Ive approached many asking and have no proplem giving it to me and some just wont thats just the way it goes. So just simply tell him that you would prefer an around the clock opiate like morphine so you can save your kidneys im sure he would agree. If you would prefer trying the roxys or oxys just tell him dont ever be scared to ask they are either going to do it or not its up to them if they refuse to try anything different then he is not going to change his mind. If you really want something different and he wont budge then find a different doctor that will. Just make sure he doesnt transfer any of your medical records to your new doctor and you pick them up personally. He might say something like your a drug seeker just to keep you from being able to get what you want from the new doctor. Good luck michelle.
You are taking breakthrough pain medicine. If you have been taking it for that long then it is time to STOP. Ask your Dr. about long acting pain medicine. You won't get that "kick" that tells you it has reached your blood stream and is working but you will reduce your pain significantly down to a managable level. If it were me, I would ask your doctor about the advantages of switching to morphine.
I know that tho is an old post, & that maybe you have found what you are looking for, but I'm going through the same thing right now. Try to find a pain clinic/doctor. I know it's controversial, but they can DEFINITELY help control your pain. I go to one & have found a great doctor who listens to me & won't give me anything that may hurt me. Just check it out & see if it helps. God bless.
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