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Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 12/8/2008 8:28 PM (GMT -7)   
My doctor increased my Opiod medication today!
It was increased by a goodly amount! omg.
That was nice of him.
I didn't even speak of increased pain.
Last visit (last month) I told him I was saving some pills.
He said that was fine and it was ok to take more in emergencies.
(I am well acquainted with my medication and know to be very CAREFUL)
Yes, that was sure nice of him ... or something.
Anybody want to play psychologist?
Pamela Neckpain does not need the psychologist this time.
confused confused confused confused confused confused

straydog
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   Posted 12/8/2008 8:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Pam I am assuming you are still taking Methadone right? So how much did he increase, may I ask. If you are not comfortable posting it no problem. Lets home the increase gives you some much needed relief. Susie


Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 12/8/2008 10:15 PM (GMT -7)   
see my secret correspondence in your mail box.

i'm worried about side effects if i take too much.

maybe he wants to push me to the edge so i will need a pain pump sooner.

sometimes i think something is realllly wrong with me.

i tried to tell him today but he won't hear.

i know i should change doctors. but tell me? where could i do better???!

pamela neckpain

kara487
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   Posted 12/9/2008 5:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Pam,I hope the up doseage in pain meds help. I hope you have a LPD.
Lortab,ambien,elavil,reglan , neurontin,zyrtec and soma.
 
spinal conditions: Scolosis,herniated discs,spinal blockage,Spinal stenosis,bursitis ,Fibro,and arthritis


Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 12/9/2008 7:14 AM (GMT -7)   
It's possible that it could change my life, Kara.
I don't know yet if it's going to work.
This time I'm just going to take my full amount.
I want to have a life.
We'll see.
I still am afraid to take this much Opiod,
but it's getting to the point where I'm afraid to live
with this much pain.
How are you. Kara? You haven't been around for awhile.
Are you staying warm?
Pamela

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   Posted 12/9/2008 3:11 PM (GMT 0)   
Im trying to hang in there . I have been having increased pain and have not been sleeping well. I would call the dr and tell him your concern about taking that much of pain meds. I hope you have a lpd.
Lortab,ambien,elavil,reglan , neurontin,zyrtec and soma.
 
spinal conditions: Scolosis,herniated discs,spinal blockage,Spinal stenosis,bursitis ,Fibro,and arthritis


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   Posted 12/9/2008 8:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh Pam, honey my heart goes out to you. I wish there was something I could do to help. But truly the ball is in your court. I say this because yes, you do have the option of seeking another opinion. Do your homework, get online and look for pain groups, many have drs all over listed. Call a big hospital where you live and ask for a referral line, they can give you names & numbers to PM drs. If you Google pain mgt you will be amazed at what you find. It takes time but you can do it. You have so little lose and possibly so much to gain. But, only you can do it. You are by no means married to this dr, its not in blood that you have to remain his patient. You have far more options available in finding a new PM dr than I do with this pump. If you remain with him, then you have no one but yourself to blame for how you are being treated by this guy because you are allowing him to do it to you. Take the bull by the horns and find a decent dr, many people have to change and its no different when you move. Go into drugs.com and look up the max amt of Methadone a person should take in a day. Hugs, Susie


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   Posted 12/9/2008 8:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Pam what secret mailbox are you referring to? My email is not listed here. Help me. Susie


Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 12/9/2008 9:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Susie,
Just double click on your name.
Pamela
I will look up the max amount a little later.
I just wanted you to know.

straydog
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   Posted 12/9/2008 4:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Rats Pam I did what you said and all I found gal was my last 5 posts to others, dang it. See I learned something new today, thank goodness. It kind of looks like it olly holds 5 posts too. Help me out here is I missed something,lol. Hugs Susie


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   Posted 12/9/2008 4:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Pam just had a brainstorm, if you don't find what you need at Drugs.com then try googling Methadone and see what you find. Susie Q


PAlady
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   Posted 12/9/2008 4:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Susie - Reread your last post. It's a hoot if you put the right spin on it! wink

Also, following this thread....well, let me just say I'm ROFL and maybe it's just me but I want to thank you both for the entertainment! smilewinkgrin

PaLady
BTW Pamela and Kara, didn't mean that your difficulties were funny. Just these last couple of posts really. My mind is out to lunch at the moment. I hope it's having a good time.

Post Edited (PAlady) : 12/9/2008 11:26:54 PM (GMT-7)


straydog
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   Posted 12/9/2008 10:52 PM (GMT -7)   
PA we all need all the laughs we can get you have sent many our way, glad I could reciprocate,lol. Susie


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   Posted 12/9/2008 11:11 PM (GMT -7)   

Pamela,

I sure hope that your docotor isn't trying to push you over the edge as you suspect. What a horrible thing to do! Perhaps he is just giving in & trying to help you manage your pain better since you have been so insistent that you do not want the pump. If you are worried about the amount of meds that he prescribed the best thing to do would be to talk to him.

I am very lucky that my doctor is so easy to talk to. I just recently switched to my pcp from my pm, because like you I am very scared of my meds, especially since I've only recently started taking heavy opiods. My pm was just too busy, unlike when he explained procedures, he hardly explained anything about the meds. I was scared and confused, and no matter how much I tried to talk to him, he was just so curt. I always left his office upset because of this. I liked the guy, but he just wasn't good for me at this time. My pcp never rushes me & explains everything. While I'm still scared, I'm no longer terrified. I sure hope you can find another doctor who will take the time to listen to you and who truely cares for you and looks out for your best interest. If you think this guy is just using the increased meds to push the pump on you, you definitely need to get out of there. Remember that it is your life, and you should only do what you feel comfortable doing. He's not the one with the pain. He's not the one taking the meds, and he's not the one who would be having the surgery.

Could you start off increasing your meds gradly, and see how you feel before reaching the maximum dosage of the increase he prescibed? You could also try talking to your pharmacist. Good luck honey, I do hope the new meds help you & that you can find a new doc if that is what you decide.

Skeye


Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 12/10/2008 3:27 AM (GMT -7)   
I took the full amount today. I scurried around. Went visiting. Did this. Did that.
On the way home I was in more pain than EVER before. I could have CRIED.
The thing is: There is something wrong with me. I can't make it any other way.
When I pretend to be normal ... doesn't work.

To thine own self be true...

Thanks to everyone who tried to get me throug this puzzle

PaLady: Sometimes I see something on here that's just hilarious. It alway
seems like I'm the only one who sees it and I was beginnng to wonder... turn

kttn251977
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   Posted 12/10/2008 4:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Pamela.... I understand. I feel like a weirdo when I have all these high tolerances to pain meds. Its just who I am..... I kow whenever my dosage goes up I hope for too much. I have decided I am going to do the pain pump trial because I am over the pills..... I new back for the new year! Thats gonna be my new motto. I am glad that you have had some response to methadone, I didn't have anything. It was one of the worst months of my life. This last time I was put on dilaudid- & I think I just get my hopes too high. I had it as an IV in the hospital & it went well.... of course I know there is a huge difference in pills & IV's. I have not had any response to it. I am counting down the days until my next appt. Have you considered any other meds?
RX's: Oxycontin 80 MG 2x's daily; Dilaudid 8 MG 4xs daily; Zanaflex 4mg 3x's daily; Restoril 15mg 1x; Soma 3x's daily; Lyrica 100 MG 3x's daily (pain & fibro.); Phenergan 25 MG (as needed); Amitriptyline 25 MG 1x (chronic pain); Cymbalta 60mg 2x's daily (pain from fibro); Metoclopram (as needed) & Senokot (as needed).
"The most critical choice you'll ever make is the one you make about what you're going to do with this. The past is over. The future hasn't happened yet. The only time is now."
- Dr. Phil


PAlady
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   Posted 12/10/2008 5:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Pamela,
But it sounds like the increase did help you. Maybe you just overdid it, as we all have a tendency to do if we feel even the slightest bit better. Maybe give it a chance, and moderate your activities?

PaLady

Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 12/10/2008 8:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Kttn~You wrote, "I am over the pills." Does that mean that you don't
take pills anymore or that you are just over trying to get a good response?

As you know, I always think about the pump. I met a real live woman
in the doctor's office. She has a pump and the doctor has been trying to
get it adjusted for five months. She gave me her phone number and I
will call her. Five months is a long time but it might be better than what
we go through. If if works, of course!

PaLady ~
It's possible that I did respond well to the extra pills and they made me
actually feel better. I have taken the full amount today and feel no better
than ever but that could be from all the joy joy fun fun I had the other
day.

How are you, PaL?

Pamela
MEDICAL CONDITIONS

Osteoarthritis all levels of spine right down to Coccyx,Spondilytis,Myofascial Pain
Fibromyalgia,Bulging Discs,Spinal Stenosis,Scoliosis,Osteopenia,Chronic Constipation
Carpel Tunel Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder,
Depression & Anxiety

Methadone for Pain, Xanax for Anxiety, and more, of course.


PAlady
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   Posted 12/10/2008 8:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Pamela,
I'm kinda yucky, but thanks for asking. Probably the pain is about the same as always, but I can't wait until the holidays are over (I know we've talked about this before!) especially New Year's, but then the financial sh** will really hit the fan for me.

Tomorrow I get to switch pharmacies courtesy of my health insurance. Can't wait to see if I get any "looks", although my percocet's not due tomorrow. Figured I'd save the best for last!

PaLady

Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 12/10/2008 10:30 PM (GMT -7)   
PaLady,

I believe that you have a three-day grace period. Could you call before you
travel across town to get the medication?

I don't notice the holidays anymore. I'm so over it.

I actually like New Years. I get a new desk calender and all the little spaces are
clean and white. One never knows.

Our financial crap has already hit. I'm not waiting three months to see what the
stocks will do. We're movin'.

Hand in hand we shall go to the Spine Center that your relative recommended.
We shall be healed!

Pamela

kttn251977
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   Posted 12/11/2008 11:04 AM (GMT -7)   
No, I would be too scared of withdrawls to take off the meds. Mine are too high. I am just tired of taking them.
RX's: Oxycontin 80 MG 2x's daily; Dilaudid 8 MG 4xs daily; Zanaflex 4mg 3x's daily; Restoril 15mg 1x; Soma 3x's daily; Lyrica 100 MG 3x's daily (pain & fibro.); Phenergan 25 MG (as needed); Amitriptyline 25 MG 1x (chronic pain); Cymbalta 60mg 2x's daily (pain from fibro); Metoclopram (as needed) & Senokot (as needed).
"The most critical choice you'll ever make is the one you make about what you're going to do with this. The past is over. The future hasn't happened yet. The only time is now."
- Dr. Phil


straydog
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   Posted 12/11/2008 11:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Aw Pam, you overdid it cause you probably got a little relief. Its such an easy thing to do when you feel a tad better. I am my own worst enemy in that dept. Give me a really good day and I can screw up the next 3-4 days,lol. Oh well, feels good while I am doing it.lol. I just think its human nature.

Ok. so you skirted me about finding a new dr, in fact you skirted all of us that has recommended a new dr. So, I see above post you are going to go to the Spine Center there where you live? Good for you. What kind of drs do they have there? We have a big one in Dallas and a smaller one here in Ft. Worth.

Pam please tell me why you are afraid to leave your dr who you cannot stand? You have been unhappy with him for quite awhile now. I don't see how you could get one any worse than him. I am not intimidated at all by drs, I will tell them what I think real quick. After all, they work for me-I do not work for them. Tell me something please, I keep posting the same questions. Hugs Susie


Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 12/11/2008 12:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Susie,
I was joking about hiring my pilot to jet me to the Spine Center in Ohio.
I beieve the original post was removed. Dunno.
I don't change doctors because there's no place else to go that is within
my range. My internist quit. I'm new in town. I can't drive. On and on ...

I listen to every single word. Some things I hear have to be put on the
back burner.

Pamela, A CA Girl.

smilewinkgrin Hello PaLady and how are you today? What's your hand
doing over your mouth?

Pamela Neckpain
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   Posted 12/11/2008 12:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Susie,

When you take medication, you are not the boss. The doctor is the boss.
That's how it is in California anyway. If your "behavior" is less than
sweet and gentle, you can possibly get a bad mark on your medical
records. You gotta keep kissing Ahss. That's just the way it is.

I've been to a bucket of reallllllllllllllllllly bad doctors.

I know there's a difference between being assertive and being passive.
I find being "assertive" with my doctors does not work best for me.

Pamela rolleyes

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   Posted 12/11/2008 6:45 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Pamela,

Any luck with the new meds today? Have your recovered from the other day? Feeling any better? I hope so! Wishing you the best & praying that you get some relief,

Skeye

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