Post Edited (Daisy77) : 2/4/2008 11:09:37 PM (GMT-7)
Hi, everyone. Haven't been here in quite awhile, but thought I'd chime in on this one.
Daisy, you definitely need another doc, and yes, most of the "pain management" docs are just moonlighting anesthesiologists who will give shots for pain relief. Docs who specialize in management of pain through meds are rarer, and hard to get into.
Don't know how true this is, but my family doc told me that it has gotten to them recently that the DEA is back on the hunt (were they ever not?) for docs prescribing too much pain medication. He now will only prescribe pain meds up to 2 digits (less than 100). Funny thing, I noticed after this conversation that a script I got for percocet for a rib injury was for 96 pills, and my surgeon switched me to Opana from percocet, and gave me 90 with no refills. Bizarre.
Anyway, your doctor treated you very poorly here, and should have made sure you had enough meds to last you until you could get into a pain management clinic/doc, and they should have made the referral. I hate to say this, but I hope this guy/lady has to experience chronic pain at some point, just so he'll know how we feel. It's not fun. You're in pain, no cure in sight, and get treated like a criminal. Shame on them. The only advice I can give is to see if they will refer you to pain management, and provide you with enough meds to last until that appointment. No agency should ever give them any grief over that. Good luck.
The artist formerly known as Anon
Post Edited By Moderator (Blessedx8) : 4/30/2013 9:40:01 AM (GMT-6)