FIrst med management appoitnment today....nervous

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merrygirl
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   Posted 6/24/2009 8:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone. I have been dealing with a case of food poisoning the last few days mad
and that was awful. I was not able to keep my meds down so the pain was horrific!
 
It seems the worse is over thank goodness!
 
I have my first med management appointment  in 2 hours where they finally perscribe meds. I am super nervous about it. I am not sure what I am so nervous about. ITs a long drive and I dont feel good. I am scared about what meds they might use, or maybe they will decide not to use any meds. I guess I dont really know what to expect and I do not like not knowing.
 
 
I am also afraid I will not be able to get my medications. I had misplaced my drivers license and so my hubby drops off and picks up my pain meds for me. the pharmacy staff knows us by  name (never a good sign)
 
I wish i could just get this over with.
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melissa
 
 
 
 
 
 
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anice
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   Posted 6/24/2009 9:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Melissa, I think what you are experiencing is completely normal. Going to a new doctor is enough to make you nervous. Try to relax. If you have time, write down some questions or thoughts before you go. I always do this. It helps to keep you focused, and you don't forget to talk about something. I always hated getting in the car or at home after an appt. and then thinking of about 4 or 5 things I forgot to mention. I do find this helpful. I do hope everything goes well for you at your appt. Let us know when you get a chance. I hope you find your drivers' license soon. Maybe you left them at a store or the bank. Sorry to hear about the food poisoning. Bless your heart. I am sure that was awful!! Glad you are feeling better, thank goodness.
anice

merrygirl
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   Posted 6/24/2009 4:00 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks Anice. I am not sure why I got so nervous. This is the nicest doctor I have ever met.


Her plan for me is to take 15mg percoset every 4 hours (or I can take less) WOW< thats alot.

I am grateful that she takes my pain seriously. Thanks so much for your support
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PAlady
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   Posted 6/24/2009 5:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Melissa,
I'm glad it went well for you. I'm always nervous before my doctor's appointments because we have so little control in many cases. And when trying to control pain, with a new doc you don't know if they'll really be helpful. I'm glad yours was!

PaLady

fatherjohn
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   Posted 6/25/2009 1:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Merrygirl, it sounds as if you have a caring Dr. I am glad that she was able to help calm your nerves because the nerves can make even the pain worse. Thanks for following up your post with a result as at times some of us don't get to post on everyone's thread until later and it is good to see that possitive things happen around here as well as trials. We all know what it is like and as even others have a good meeting with a doctor or things go better than expected, we all find a little hope as we share together. Thanks. 

merrygirl
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   Posted 6/25/2009 6:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for all the encouragement. I definitely will be sticking around here so thanks for the welcome into the family!!

I started taking the oxycodone last night and I was up all night tossing and turning. Does oxycodone cause insomnia????

I just took an am dose of meds and we will see what happens next!

melissa
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merrygirl
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   Posted 6/25/2009 2:53 PM (GMT -7)   
well took 2 doses of oxycodone so far today and it is 545p. I think I would have taken at least one more but I had to be at a doctors appointment and it took 5 hours including driving. My pain is so much better, but I do feel a little "tipsy" on it.  They said that this might wear off.
 
Man am I tired. I got no sleep last night. about to take a little nap now. Does the insomnia wear off too? I sure hope so.
 
hope everyone is having a great day. see you in chat!
 
melissa
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fatherjohn
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   Posted 6/25/2009 3:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Merrygirl, When I was first on oxy I did not sleep good but then most people that know me know that I don't sleep very good anyway. I have been very good about watching the driving while on pain meds. Being an ex law enforcement officer, you can be arrested for being under the influence if they believe it affects your driving. Many people are not aware that this can and does take place. I am glad that you are finding relief from the pain.

straydog
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   Posted 6/26/2009 2:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Melissa,

Great to hear your appt went well with the dr. Its just makes life alot easier for us when we have drs that are willing to listen and want to help. I am very lucky to have a great dr also. I know some of the people on our forum have had problems with drs not being interested or just plain do not care, sad but true.

I hope everything continues to go well for you in the pain relief dept., that so important. Careful with the driving until you know how you will react on any medication. Keep us posted on how you are doing.
Straydog/Susie
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crohns disease dx 2002 & small bowel resection, still looking for remission whatever that is, chronic pain 22 yrs, added ulcerative colitis 6-05 to the mix, high blood pressure 28 yrs, aortic heart valve insuffiency, depression, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis lumbar spine, scoliosis lumbar spine, peripheral neuropathy hands & feet, COPD & on oxygen therapy, lupus & decreased circulation in both legs. Swveral other health issues just not enough roo to list it all. Too many surgeries to list and too many medications to list. Currently on 16 different daily medications. Intrathecal pain pump implanted June 05.

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